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Plenty to keep children busy this summer in Forsyth


May 06, 2013
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Here is a roundup of some of this year's summer day camps and vacation bible schools. Deadlines for many summer camps are early May, so this is crunch time for many parents. Forsyth County, the YMCA and the city of Cumming offer camps as well as local churches, organizations and the Girl Scouts. Check directly with these organizations as camp information can change.

Vacation Bible Schools (VBS)

Churches in the area host vacation bible school (VBS) as well as summer camps for children: Concord Baptist Church VBS (770-887-9482) from June 2 – 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Creekside Methodist Church (770-781-0700) offers sports summer camps and vacation bible school from June 3 – 7. Cumming Baptist Church (770-205-6699) offers VBS from June 17 – 21, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cumming First United Methodist Church (770-887-2900) offers sports and specialty camps all summer long as well as Vacation Bible School from June 3 – 7. Ages Kindergarten to rising sixth grade. First Baptist Church in Cumming (770-887-2428) hosts vacation bible school from June 10 – 14. First Redeemer Church (678-513-9400) offers two sessions of vacation bible school in July. They also have sports camp. St. Brendan Catholic Church (770-205-7969 ext.26) is having VBS from June 10 – 14. Christ the King Lutheran Church (770-889-5328) offers an evening vacation bible school from June 23 – 27. Lanier United Methodist Church (770-887-0615) offers vacation bible school from June 17 – 22. Living Faith Lutheran Church (770-887-0184) offers VBS from June 10 – 14 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Parkway Church (770-889-8694) offers VBS in June – details to be announced. Christ Community Church (770-442-8600) VBS: Gold Rush is June 3 – 7, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Summer Camps

The Forsyth County YMCA (ymcaatlanta.org) offers a variety of summer programs. Forsyth County (forsythco.com) and the City of Cumming (crpdonline.org) offer camps and classes all summer long. Local high schools are offering camps through the city and county. Forsyth Central High School offers camps through the city of Cumming – check out the sports camp listings.

There are also specialty camps like Swim Atlanta (swimatlanta.com). Some local horse stables like Brecht Stables (brechtstables.org) therapeutic and western riding camps and Flowered Rock Horse Farm (floweredrockfarm.com). Imagine That (imaginethatfun.com) and Future Tech are another example of unique camps featuring science, technology, robotics and art. Camp Invention (invent.org) is an educator-led science and learning camp. Grades one through six in a weeklong camp.

Sawnee Mountain Preserve (sawneemountain.org) offers nature and adventure camps for kids throughout the summer. Cane Creek Farm (canecreekfarm.net) offers children ages 8 – 12 to attend Summer Farm Camp, which will be held at the farm from June 10 – 14. Farm Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with extended hours available for an additional fee. The cost is $275.00 per child. A deposit of $150.00 is due by June 1 with the balance due on June 10.

A friend recommended Camp Kerusso (campkerusso.org) as her children went there last summer (first – fifth grade). It is located off Pilgrim Mill Road at Camp Lanier. Camp Kerusso dates are the weeks of June 3 and 24, and July 1 and 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Kids and Pros (kidsandpros.com) Football Camp in Cumming from June 10 – 13, 2013.

United Futbol Academy summer challenge soccer camps in Forsyth and Dawson.

Pinecrest Academy (pinecrestacademy.org) has a wealth of summer camps including sports, languages, fashion and all around fun camps.

Big Time Sports (trainbigtime.com) has tennis and baseball summer camps. Baseball camp is from June 3 – 6 and July 15 – 19 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ages 5 – 12. Quickstart Tennis camp is July 22-25, Little Aces (5 and under) 9 – 10 a.m. for $60. Quickstart (ages 10 and under) 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. for $120. Quickstart Tennis Camps will use the 60′ court with lower compression balls. For more info, call 770-781-0007.

The Girl Scouts have a North, Central and South Forsyth Division (gsgatl.org) hold camps at Camp Lanier on FAA Road off Pilgrim Mill Road at Lake Lanier. They also have other day camps and sleepaway camps.

Artistic Adventures a summer pottery and art camp season. (artistic-adventures.com)weekly June 4 – Aug. 3.

Cumming Dance Academy Summer Camps, 419 Tribble Gap Rd. in Cumming. Call 770-781-4922; www.cummingdanceacademy.com. Sawnee School of Ballet Summer Dance Camps, 433 Canton Rd. Suite #312, Cumming. Call 770-887-0756; www.sawneeschoolofballet.com, June 10-13, June 24-28, July 8-11, July 15-19, July 22-26.

Visit www.forsythforfamilies.com for more information.
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