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UPDATED: Summer programs offer fun, education
by Savannah Weeks
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Fourth-grader Annie Rose Weinstein, daughter of David and Julie Weinstein, tested her aerial acrobatic skills with a counselor at the Epstein Summer Adventure Camp, which is held for four weeks in June at the Epstein School.
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Fourth-grader Annie Rose Weinstein, daughter of David and Julie Weinstein, tested her aerial acrobatic skills with a counselor at the Epstein Summer Adventure Camp, which is held for four weeks in June at the Epstein School.
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(UPDATED AT 9:30 A.M. MONDAY WITH CORRECTED INFO ON CUMBERLAND ACADEMY OF GEORGIA'S SUMMER CAMPS)

Camp used to mean stuffing your backpack full of outdoor equipment and heading off to the mountains for a week, but now there is a variety of day camps in the area, offering activities from circus entertainment to cooking and sports for kids of all ages.

The city of Sandy Springs offers paddle boarding, swimming lessons, tumbling and gymnastics classes, as well as the traditional sports such as soccer and tennis.

“We strive to help each camper with their confidence in sports and offer super summer sports camp that has a different theme each day,” said Trevor Ramos, the city’s athletic director.

The Circus Camp, which offers sessions at Davis Academy and Epstein School, gives kids a high-flying introduction into circus performing arts with advanced aerial camp. Extreme magic camp may turn your child into the next Harry Houdini.

Other area camps include:

Abernathy Arts Center

Location: 254 Johnson Ferry Road, NW Sandy Springs

Ages: 6 to 16

Subjects: Mixed media, paper mache’, clay, drawing, printmaking, wheel pottery, jewelry, cartooning.

Dates: June 3 through 7, June 10 through 14, June 17 through 21, June 24 through 28

Information: (404) 613-6172 or http://bit.ly/Y87vS3.

Atlanta Ballet

Location: 4279 Roswell Road, Suite 703, Buckhead

Ages: 2 and up

Subjects: beginning/intermediate day camp, young dancers summer experience, creative movement

Dates: June 10 through July 26, July 8 through 26

Information: http://bit.ly/NtoLwS.

Atlanta Girls’ School

Location: 3254 Northside Pkwy., Buckhead

Ages: Girls entering grades three through seven in fall 2013

Subjects: SMARTGirls: science, math, art and technology

Dates: June 3 through 7 and June 10 through 14

Information: (404) 845-0900 or http://bit.ly/Y7bDox.

Atlanta History Center

Location: 130 W. Paces Ferry Road, Buckhead

Ages: 4 through 11

Subjects: urban farming, survival, Atlanta history, American presidents, the Civil War, weird history, the Cold War, animals

Dates: June 3 through 7, June 10 through 14, June 17 through 21, June 24 through 28, July 8 through 12, July 15 through 19, July 22 through 26, July 29 through Aug. 2

Information: (404) 814-4018 or http://bit.ly/WXn0fc.

Atlanta International School

Location: 2890 North Fulton Drive, Buckhead

Ages: 4 through 17

Subjects: language, athletics, arts and sciences, traditional day camps

Dates: Sessions run between June 17 and July 26

Information: (404) 841-3840, ext. 149 or http://bit.ly/aTZ1qX.

Atlanta Speech School

Location: 3160 Northside Pkwy., Buckhead

Ages: 2 through rising sixth-graders

Subjects: writing, language-based learning disabilities, dyslexic or reading disabilities, handwriting, study skills, problem solving, reading comprehension, deaf or hard of hearing

Dates: Sessions run between June 3 and July 11

Information: (404) 233-5332 or http://bit.ly/12LJK9S.

Blast! Summer Camp

Location: Concourse Athletic Club, 8 Concourse Pkwy., Sandy Springs

Ages: 3 to 12

Subjects: swimming, tennis, squash, basketball, rock climbing, kayaking, fencing, golf

Dates: Sessions run between May 28 and Aug. 9

Information: (770) 698-2017 or http://bit.ly/12LX9yN.

Builder Bunch

Location: Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Road, Buckhead

Ages: 6 to 12

Subjects: ground transportation, flight, sea exploration, space travel, construction, robotics and character play through the use of Legos.

Dates: Sessions run between June 3 and Aug. 9

Information: http://bit.ly/YpBRyC.

Camp Jam

Location: Georgia Tech, Harrison Building, 660 Williams St., Midtown

Ages: 7 through 17

Subjects: rock ‘n’ roll

Dates: Sessions run between June 9 and 28

Information: 1-800-513-0930 or www.campjam.com/Atlanta.html.

Chastain Arts Center

Location: 135 W. Wieuca Road, Buckhead

Ages: 5 to 13

Subjects: drawing, clay, painting, sculpture, architecture, mixed media, yoga, acting, improvisation

Dates: Sessions run between June 10 and Aug. 9

Information: (404) 252-2927 or www.ocaaatlanta.com/Chastain/summer-camp-2013-0.

Chastain Horse Park Camp

Location: 4371 Powers Ferry Road, Buckhead

Ages: 4 to 9

Subjects: riding, horsemanship

Dates: Sessions run between May 27 and Aug. 16

Information: (404) 252-4244, ext. 5 or http://bit.ly/Xo07aK.

Circus Camp

Location: Epstein School, 335 Colewood Way, Sandy Springs

Ages: 5 to teenage

Subjects: circus, performing and visual arts

Dates: June 17 through 21 and June 24 through 28

Information: (404) 370-0001 or www.circuscamp.org.

Crème de la Crème

Location: 4669 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs

Ages: 5 to 12

Subjects: sports, music, cooking, science, art

Dates: Sessions run between May 28 and Aug. 17

Information: (404) 256-4488 or http://bit.ly/Y8sST6.

Cumberland Academy of Ga.

Location: 650 Mount Vernon Hwy., Sandy Springs

Ages: grades four through 12

Subjects: math, language arts, geology, science, sensory

Dates: Sessions run between June 17 and Aug. 9

Information: www.cumberlandacademy.org.

The Davis Academy

Location: 8105 Roberts Drive, Sandy Springs

Ages: school age

Subjects: Atlanta Hawks, Play-Well Lego Camp, performing arts, Challenger British Soccer Camp, Imagine That!

Dates: Sessions run between June 10 and Aug. 2

Information: community.davisacademy.org/page.aspx?pid=429.

The Day School

Location: 301 Johnson Ferry Road, Sandy Springs

Ages: 1 to 5

Subjects: Adventure Camp

Dates: Sessions run between June 10 and July 5

Information: http://bit.ly/10WQqRv.

Epstein School

Location: 335 Colewood Way, Sandy Springs

Ages: 2 to 13

Subjects: science, art, martial arts, Circus Camp, baking

Dates: Sessions run between June 3 and June 28

Information: http://bit.ly/XcI1ms.

Galloway School

Location: 215 W. Wieuca Road, Buckhead

Ages: 3 to 17

Subjects: math, history, literature, art, basketball, tennis, Legos

Dates: Sessions run between June 10 and July 26

Information: http://bit.ly/16x9R3t.

Girl Talk

Location: Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, Sandy Springs

Ages: middle school

Subjects: hope, cliques, cyberbullying, passion day, community service day, gratitude

Dates: June 3 to 7

Information: maryashley@desiretoinspire.org or http://bit.ly/Yw5myI.

Go Beyond Your Knowledge

Location: Log Cabin Community Church, Vinings

Ages: kindergarten to 5th grade

Subjects: black history, theatre

Dates: June 10 to 14

Information: www.gobyk.com.

Holy Innocents’

Location: 805 Mount Vernon Hwy., Sandy Springs

Ages: 4 to 14

Subjects: academics, athletics, fine arts

Dates: Sessions run between May 28 and July 29

Information: http://bit.ly/155SGCF.

The Howard School

Location: 1192 Foster St., Atlanta

Ages: 5 to 13

Subjects: academics, art, improv, music, outdoor

Dates: Sessions run from June 10 through July 19

Information: mchase@howardschool.org or http://bit.ly/YycQEE.

The Lovett School

Location: 4075 Paces Ferry Road, Buckhead

Ages: kindergarten to rising seniors

Subjects: academics, sports, day camp

Dates: June 3 to July 19

Information: (404) 262-3032 or http://bit.ly/wZ3IJ9.

Marist School

Location: 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody

Ages: 5 to 17

Subjects: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, diving, football, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball

Dates: June 3 to July 19

Information: www.marist.com/athletics/ summercamps.

MJCCA

Location: 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody

Ages: Pre-kindergarten to ninth grade

Subjects: sports, teen, drama, traditional

Dates: May 24 to Aug. 9

Information: (678) 812-4000 or http://bit.ly/YzkZbU.

Mount Vernon

Location: 471 Mount Vernon Hwy., Sandy Springs

Ages: 3 to 17

Subjects: academics, sculpture, babysitting, paper making, robotics, songwriting

Dates: June 3 to Aug. 2

Information: http://bit.ly/VX4BkG.

North Atlanta Tennis Academy

Location: The Riverside Club, 6450 Riverside Drive, Sandy Springs

Ages: 4 and up

Subjects: tennis

Dates: June 3 through Aug. 5

Information: http://bit.ly/16xNbQE.

Pace Academy

Location: 966 W. Paces Ferry Road, Buckhead

Ages: kindergarten through fifth grade

Subjects: archery, arts and crafts, recreation

Dates: June 10 to July 26

Information: http://bit.lyZb5bfn.

St. Pius X

Location: 2674 Johnson Road, Atlanta

Ages: 6 to 14

Subjects: lacrosse, soccer, basketball, football, cheerleading, track and field

Dates: May 28 to July 19

Information: http://bit.ly/12WL8Xw.

Sandy Springs

Location: various parks

Ages: all

Dates: May 7 to July 26

Information: sandyspringsga.gov/recreation.

Sandy Springs School of Dance

Location: 85 Mount Vernon Hwy., Sandy Springs

Ages: 3 to 17

Dates: June 24 to Aug. 2

Information: www.sssdpa.com/

summer-camps/schedule/.

Sandy Springs UMC

Location: 86 Mount Vernon Hwy., Sandy Springs

Ages: 2 to 5

Subjects: arts and crafts, music, outdoors, science

Dates: May 29 to June 8

Information: www.ssumc.org/

summer-camp.html.

Schenck School

Location: 282 Mount Paran Road, Sandy Springs

Ages: Kindergarten to eighth grade

Subjects: reading, writing, math, afternoon adventures

Dates: June 3 to July 12

Information: http://bit.ly/xBcymz.

Tabula Rasa

Location: 5855 Riverside Drive, Sandy Springs

Ages: 3 to 10

Subjects: cultural, sports, art, gymnastics, yoga, TaeKwonDo

Dates: May 27 to July 27

Information: www.trlanguages.com/Summer_program.aspx.

Universal Tennis Academy

Location: Chastain Tennis Center, Buckhead

Ages: 6 to 14

Subjects: tennis

Dates: May 28 to Aug. 9

Information: http://bit.ly/wfNdzv.

Westminster

Location: 1424 W. Paces Ferry Road, Buckhead

Ages: 4 to 18

Subjects: arts and science, baseball, golf, robotics, sports, theatre

Dates: June 3 to July 12

Information: http://bit.ly/AculGu.

Whitefield

Location: 1 Whitefield Drive, Smyrna

Ages: kindergarten to fifth grade

Subjects: water, superheroes, nature, planes, sports, animals

Dates: May 29 to July 26

Information: www.whitefieldacademy.

com/SummerPrograms.aspx.

Woodward

Location: 1662 Rugby Ave., College Park

Ages: 5 to14

Subjects: academics, art, performing arts, athletics

Dates: May 29 to Aug. 2

Information: www.woodward.edu/summer/camps/index.aspx.

YMCA

Location: 1160 Moores Mill Road, Buckhead

Ages: 4 to 15

Subjects: swimming, sports, arts, history

Dates: May 23 to Aug. 9

Information: http://bit.ly/WLYd3c.

Young Chefs

Academy

Location: 230 Hammond Drive, Sandy Springs

Ages: 4 to 15

Subjects: cooking, baking

Dates: May 20 to Aug. 8

Information: www. youngchefsacademy.com.

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