The county, city of Douglasville and local churches offer day camps for all ages and interests.
This year, Katie Plumley of Bright Star United Methodist Church in Douglasville said the church will offer two drama camps, including the Youth Performing Arts Camp for rising seventh-graders to graduating seniors and the Children’s Performing Arts Camp for rising kindergarteners to rising sixth-graders.
“In the youth camp, they prepare the play from scratch; they audition, they make their own costumes, build their own sets, learn and memorize scripts, and have make-up classes,” Plumley said. “In two weeks, we present a polished play production from scratch. The children really get a full, well-rounded idea of all aspects of theater in that two-week period.”
The youth camp will produce the play “A Walk in the Woods,” and the children’s camp will produce the musical “Donkey Tails” but will simultaneously be working with other art media.
“It’s kind of two-fold. They focus on different mediums and experiencing all kinds of mediums to enhance the theme of the musical they’re learning,” Plumley said. “So what’s neat is when the parents and families come they are also walking into a full art gallery.”
The youth camp will run from June 18 to 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the children’s camp will be from July 23 to 27 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Additionally, Bright Star offers pottery camps for all ages for five different weeks throughout June and July.
The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County is offering a variety of camps in partnership with the Douglasville Department of Parks and Recreation, according to council executive director Laura Lieberman.
Art’s COOL camp runs from July 9 to 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children ages 7 to 11 at Hunter Park. Campers will learn a variety of art forms taught by five experienced teaching artists, including modern dance, West African drumming, origami, sculpture, quilting and more.
“We also have a half-day camp in the Wynn building next door to us,” Lieberman said. “This one is a little broader for students 7 to 17 years old. They focus on a single art form with a single artist.”
For sports lovers, Douglas County Parks and Recreation is hosting an array of camps at Deer Lick Park for 5- to 15-year-olds in June and July. Among the offerings are cheerleading, basketball, skateboarding, tennis and a multi-sports camp.