Summer Camp Guide
Summer Camp Guide
Box City Summer Camp
Historic Macon is bringing back their Box City Summer Camp, with two sessions this year. Box City Summer Camp’s focus is to teach students the principles of urban planning and the built environment. The camp also offers tours of Downtown Macon so that students can get a first-hand view of different types of urban planning. The camp will be offered to rising third through fifth graders June 19 – 23 and to rising sixth through eighth graders June 26 – 30, and will run from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. It will be held at the Theatre Macon Education Annex at 424 Cherry St. According to their website, each session will cost $75 per camper for HMF members and $100 per camper for nonmembers, and scholarships are available. Register online.
Camp Dream is a more music-focused summer camp put on by the Otis Redding Foundation that is held from July 10-14, and offers students experience instruction in guitar, songwriting, singing, theater, dance, and more. All subjects taught at the camp are focused on a common theme, which students will use to produce art, a song, and a skit, which will later be performed at the camp finale. The link to apply can be found online.
Mount De Sales Academy is hosting Camp Cavalier, which includes several camps that offer a multitude of interests for students in first through 12th grades such as SPLASH, Sports Camps, Video Game Design, and Cue the Lights. Each camp has different age groups and pricing, which can be found online along with registration links.
Camp Eagle at Stratford Academy
Camp Eagle, put on by Stratford Academy, offers an extensive taste of fine arts, enrichment, sports, and academic offerings with programs available for preschoolers through seniors. The camps will last from May 31 through July 28, and will “include traditional favorites as well as some inviting new adventures”, according to their website. Registration can be found online, but it is advised to register early due to spots filling fast.
Catapult Movement is offering two sessions for Acrobat Camp this June and July from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. At Acrobat Camp, students learn tumbling, aerial hammock, aerial silks, aerial hoop, partner tricks, ribbon dance, and more! Watch the campers perform on their last day at 4 p.m. Sessions are Monday, June 26, to Friday, June 30; and Monday, July 17, to Thursday, July 20. This camp is for ages 3 and up. All students must be fully potty-trained. Early drop-off, late pick-up, and meal plan options available. Register at www.catapultmovementllc.com/registration.
Central Georgia Council Scouts
Webelos Resident camps are June 13-19. First two full days are Webelos (rising fourth and fifth graders) and leaders, and the final three days are Cub Scout Family Camp: boy and girl Cub Scouts (rising first-fifth graders) and any/all family members. For more information or to register, visit centralgeorgiacouncil.org.
The Creative Alternative
Offering a variety of fine arts instruction for critical thinkers ages 4 and older. Featuring certified artists/instructors on staff with weekly classes/school break/summer camps available for homeschoolers, elementary, middle school and high school students in a variety of media with instructional times and tuition fees to fit your schedule and budget. Available for private lessons/group critiques and art events, for older teens and adults for visual art, portfolio design and music. For more information, call 478-474-8457 and leave a message for Brooks Dantzler.
Divis Educational Services, LLC / Kapok Learning Pod
Located on Walnut Street in Downtown Macon, Divis Educational Services, LLC / Kapok Learning Pod offers year-round educational support and enrichment for homeschooled tweens and teens ages 10 and up. To view and register for fun current and summer offerings, see http://divised.corsizio.com/. Additional information can be found through their Facebook and by calling Georgia certified educator Kellie Divis, MA at (478) 309-0631.
FPD Center for Discovery & Camp Trailblazer
Through the First Presbyterian Day School Center for Discovery, parents can enroll their children into various half-day camps where students can focus on the arts, athletics, or S.T.E.A.M. Full-day camps are also available through Camp Trailblazer, which is for rising first through sixth graders, or Viking Clubhouse, which is for 3k through kindergarteners. Both full-day camps will last from May 31 – July 29 (with no camp July 4 – July 8) and will cost $140 per week to cover 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and $165 per week to cover 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Junior Knights Camp
Jr. Knights Camp will offer campers opportunities to engage in STEAM experiences in a safe and fun atmosphere on the Macon and Cochran campuses of Middle Georgia State University. The theme is “Finding Your Neighbor,” and campers will participate in activities that address these questions: Who is your neighbor? How do we find our neighbor? How should we treat our neighbor? Why do we need to know our neighbor? Camp is suitable for rising Pre-K to 8-year-olds and happens July 12-15. To register, contact email@example.com.
Macon-Bibb County Recreation Department
Registration is open now for summer camps with our Parks and Recreation Department. The cost is $180 per child for the six-week program, and children ages 5 to 15 can participate. The camps run from June 6 until July 15, lasting each day from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost of the camp includes breakfast and lunch, field trips in the community, swimming, educational and enrichment activities, supplies for crafts, and other activities. You can register here with the Recreation portal. To follow along with all activities offered at our rec centers, visit their page on Facebook.
Register for the Tennis Summer Camp by May 15 for a 10% discount. This camp is available for those ages 5 through 14 and will include tennis, pickleball, Pizza Friday, the opportunity to make new friends, and an awards ceremony led by John Drew Smith and Randy Stephens through the months of May, June, and July. Full-day camps are $180 per week and half-day camps are $105 per week, with daily rates available as well. Visit https://secure.recl.com/catalog or call (478) 216-5939 with questions and to sign up.
Macon Clay Summer Camps
A weekly summer camp program for ages 5 and up. For three weeks in the summer (June 13-17, 20-24 and July 18-22) from 1 – 4 p.m., campers can take home one-of-a-kind sculptures they’ve made throughout the week under the guidance of Macon Clay’s new resident instructor, Brianne H. Each week has a different theme for creativity exploration! For contact and registration information, call Brianne at (478) 954-7241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Madison Studio
This summer, Madison Studio is offering several Summer Intensive Programs for beginner through intermediate dancers. Classes range from dance (including tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, ballet, theater arts, and tumbling) to strength and conditioning to pointe. Dancers can even take a workshop where they learn what it’s like to be part of a dance company. All classes must be registered for through the studio’s website:
Macon Little Theatre
Macon Little Theatre partners with The Academy of the Performing Arts twice a year to create an atmosphere for children and adults ages 5 – 21. This year’s production is Disney’s The Little Mermaid. The Mini Camp, which is for ages 5 – 8, last from June 5 – 9. Production camp, which is for ages 9 – 19, last from June 5 – 16. Macon Little theater has introduced a new camp for older kids and adults called Advanced camp that begins on June 19 and ends on June 23. It is for ages 16 – 21. Registration has opened and can be found online.
Mercer University has a large selection of summer camps for all ages that includes several sports camps. Links to the camps and contacts can be found on their website.
Middle Georgia University
Middle Georgia University offers many camps involving aviation and aerospace, information technology, science, math, the arts, athletics, and more. Information can be found on their website.
Middle Georgia Regional Library
Middle Georgia Regional Library’s “Tails and Tales” Summer Reading Program happens June 1-July 24. The goal is to provide literacy enrichment to the community, to provide materials and services to assist students not only with the summer slide, but also offer a stimulating alternative for the many families who have fallen behind with reading level materials and family programs. Special guests Barry Stewart Mann’s “Kangaroo Tales” and Pete the Cat. Additional programs and events will vary at all MGRL locations, so contact your local library for more information, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @MGRLibraries.
Mount de Sales Academy’s Camp Cavalier
Mount de Sales Academy’s Camp Cavalier has something for everyone! Sports camps focus on skills development and competition and include basketball, wrestling, volleyball, baseball, cheer, football, soccer, softball and ultimate sports. Splash full-day educational camp has 30+ courses in science, math, technology, dance, art and more taught by MDS faculty. Optional meal plan, before- and after-care available. In the Video Game Design Camp, gamers can explore their passion by learning how to design their own video games. Register at mtdesales.link/camps.
Naturally Nurtured Nature Camp
Nature is once again accepting registrations for their Summer Nature Camp is offered weekly from May 22 – Aug, 25, 2023. The camps last from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and are open for ages 4 through 14. <https://www.naturallynurturednature.com/summer-camp-information> The Weekly camp costs $200, and registration can be found online <https://www.naturallynurturednature.com/summer-camp>.
North Macon Preschool Summer Camp
North Macon Preschool is thrilled to offer summer camp June 5 – 9, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Spots are limited, so register soon! Registration forms can be dropped off in the preschool office or emailed to email@example.com. Children must be potty trained. Please bring a water bottle, snack, and change of clothes. Call (478) 477-777 for more information.
Otis Music Camp
Campers can experience high-level music forums conducted by key leaders in the industry at the Otis Music Camp. The camp takes place over 11 days in June, and the application form can be found online Professional and collegiate musicians of all genres come from across the globe each summer to help develop the voices and instrumental abilities of the campers. The camp ends with a showcase of the students’ talent. “Otis Music Camp is a labor of love put on annually by The Otis Redding Foundation and the Redding family with the goal of empowering attendees through robust programming with real-world lessons and instruction in music and the arts,” states the website.
Real IMPACT Center’s Girl Power STEM Camp
“Drone Flying Week,” happening July 12-16 and appropriate for third-eighth graders, will introduce drone technology and build an interest in STE(A)M. The curriculum includes learning the basics of droning, standard flying and flying challenges while encouraging teamwork, curiosity, critical thinking, courage and creativity for girls. “STEMFashion Week,” happening July 19-23 and appropriate for third-eighth graders, reveals the beauty of science while exposing girls to various self-care techniques. The curriculum includes a Perfume Making Lab, Lip Popping Bar, Lit TuTu’s and 3D Modeling. STEMFashion week is designed to help girls build confidence mentally, physically and emotionally to pursue an education or a career in STE(A)M or just discover life skills that will enhance any education or career choice. Register at realimpactcenter.org or call 478-714-6039.
Summer Knights Camp
Summer Knights Camp at St. Joseph’s Catholic School is open to current students and the local community. This year’s theme is “Exploring the World Around Us!” This camp day will be packed with STEM, art, faith, computers, music and many other opportunities for play and to develop teamwork skills. The camp begins the week of June 7 and runs for six weeks. Each week offers unique opportunities to learn and explore different topics. Many flexible sign-ups and pricing options are available. Please see our school website www.sjsmacon.org for more information and registration.
Wesleyan Summer Camps
Wesleyan College is still accepting applications for two different summer camps this year: Kids College and Volleyball Summer Camp. Kids College are one-week camps for boys and girls ages 4 – 13 that, encourage learning through creativity, imagination, and fun learning adventures. This year’s theme is Disney’s Kidland Drop and is offered to boys and girls ages 4 – 12. The price is $250 per week and includes lunch. Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and is located at Wesleyan College Taylor Hall Amphitheatre. Parents can enjoy a 10 percent Early Bird Discount if registered by April 22. Registration can be found online.
Wesleyan Volleyball camp strives to promote confidence, athleticism, and high self-esteem for girls in sixth through 12th grade. The camp dates are June 22, 23, 24 and last daily from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for sixth through eighth graders and 1:30 – 4 p.m. for ninth through 12th graders. The camp costs $150 for the full three-day experience or $60 per session per day. Malaeolevavau Fiaseu can be contacted for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or (478) 757-2488.