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Column: Atlanta Boy Choir hosts summer camp program
by Sally F. White
Northside Neighbor Columnist
July 17, 2013 10:09 AM | 2125 views | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Sally White, Northside Neighbor Columnist
Sally White, Northside Neighbor Columnist
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The Atlanta Boy Choir is hosting the Singin’ and Soccer Summer Camp program for boys ages 7 to 13 at its Druid Hills headquarters Monday through July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will combine discovering their singing talents and perfecting soccer and basketball skills plus other activities, including movies and games. It promises to make the learning experiences fun for all.

Marco Seta, a famous Italian soccer star now living in Georgia, is volunteering to help train the young lads who love to both sing and play soccer.

Fletcher Wolfe, the choir’s founder and longtime director, will oversee the camp and vocal training. He said he hopes the experience will inspire talented young male singers to join the performing choir group for the coming season. Some camp participants may be invited back to sing with the choir in the upcoming season.

The 2-acre headquarters and outdoor site for the summertime singing and sports adventure is just across from Springdale Park on South Ponce de Leon Avenue.

Incorporated in 1959, the choir has developed into one of Atlanta’s premier arts organizations. During the amazing half century of its existence, the Grammy Award-winning choir has presented professional-quality public concerts around the world in prestigious festivals, concert halls, cathedrals and other impressive venues such as the Vatican for Pope John Paul II and the White House for President Jimmy Carter.

The camp is open by reservation at a nominal $50 fee.

Information and reservations: (404) 378-0064 or visit www.atlantaboychoir.org.

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The sixth annual Summer Splash, one of metro Atlanta’s most anticipated outdoor events, will return July 27 when the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area hosts access to the scenic waterway from Morgan Falls Dam to Powers Island Park in the Sandy Springs area. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p. m.

Urban nature lovers are invited to float in kayaks, canoes or rafts as they beat the heat along the 6-mile route and discover living nature such as great blue herons or busy river otters. Depending on the river’s currents, the journey should take about three hours. It will end with music, food and fun for the entire family at the Powers Island festivities.

Sandy Springs Hospitality & Tourism is co-hosting the signature event with the cooperation of Cooper Global Transportation and the city of Sandy Springs. The U.S. Department of Interior’s National Park Service is the authority and custodian of the National Recreation Area along the protected scenic river.

There will be free shuttle transportation to Morgan Falls from the parking lot at Powers Island Park for folks taking part in the summertime float.

Participants can rent a raft, kayak, canoe and other water-worthy equipment from approved sources or bring their own boat, paddles or flotation devices. Inner tubes are prohibited.

Registration is free, but you must sign up early to ensure a spot on the river. Make your plans in advance for logistics, maps and rental information.

Information and reservations: (678) 538-1200 or visit www.nps.gov/chat.
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