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Summer camps keep kids active
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Elachee Nature Science Center will host several summer camps during June and July for elementary to middle school students.

Editor’s note: If your camp is missing from the list, email the time, date, place, contact name and number and short description of the camp to getout@gainesvilletimes.com. It will appear in the online edition and may reappear in the Get Out listings.

Summer camps offer opportunities for children of all ages to learn and grow through shared activities during the summer

The Gainesville/Hall county area has a variety of camps varying in activity, length and price range to fit your child’s camp needs. From the traditional sports camps to exploring nature to being a princess, you’ll find the perfect camp to spark your child’s imagination and engage their mind this summer.

Gainesville/Hall County

 

  • Quinlan Visual Arts Center Summer Art Camp. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Session 1: June 1-5, Session 2: June 8-12, Session 3: June 15-19, Session 4: June 22-26, Session 5: June 29-July 3, Session 6: July 6-10, Session 7: July 13-17, Session 8: July 20-24. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Rising first through fifth grade. $125 Members $100 per week. quinlanartscenter.org, info@quinlanartscenter.org, 770-536-2575.
  • Northeast Georgia History Center Summer Camp. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 8-12, June 22-26. Northeast Georgia History Center, 22 Academy St. NE, Gainesville. Rising fourth- to sixth-graders. $75 History Center member families/$100 nonmember families. Rachel Phillips, rphillips@brenau.edu, 770-297-5900.
  • Pet P.A.L.S. summer camp. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8-12, ages 7-9. June 15-19, ages 10-12. July 6-10, ages 7-9. July 13-17, ages 10-12. Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, 845 W. Ridge Road, Gainesville. $250, includes a Pet P.A.L.S. T-shirt, clicker and craft materials. kelleyuber@hsnega.org, 770-532-6617.
  • Camp Elachee Summer Camps. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. PreK $110 member/$130, elementary schoolers $120 member/$140, middle schoolers, $165 member/$185. Extended care offered morning and afternoons for additional fee. elachee.org/our_programs/camp, 770-535-1976

 

Pre-K and Elementary school camps:

June 1-5: Splash Into Summer         

June 8-12: Out of This World       

June 15-19: Wilderness Survival

June 22-26: The Art of Flight     

June 29-July 3: Georgia Explorers

July 6-10: All About Animals

July 13-17: Wilderness Survival II

July 20-24: Crafty Campers Art Week                   

July 27-31: Extreme Water Week

Middle school camps:

June 8-12: Extreme Water Week.

June 15-19: Wilderness Survival     

June 22-26: Elachee Mountain Bike Camp

July 6-10: All About Animals

July 20-24: Outdoor Adventures

July 27-31: Advanced Camping Skills

 

Full-day camps

 

  • Discovery day camp, Gainesville. 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 1-July 24. Gainesville Middle School, 1581 Community Way, Gainesville. Ages 6-12. $85 residents/$115 nonresidents. Free Red Cross certified learn to swim lessons weekly at no additional charge; bring lunch, snack and water bottle. 770-535-6860 or gainesville.org/online-registration
  • Camp Kazoo, Gainesville. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 27-31. Martha Hope Cabin, 528 Prior St. NE, Gainesville. Ages 6-12. $65 residents/$90 nonresidents. Bring lunch, snack and water bottle every day. 770-535-6860 or gainesville.org/online-registration
  • YMCA summer camps. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre and post care provided at no additional charge, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. Weekly rate of $110 facility members/$130 non-facility members. Leaders in training $80 facility members/$100 non-facility members. Registration fee of $25 is required.

 

June 1-Aug. 6: J.A. Walters Family YMCA, 2455 Howard Road, Gainesville. Ages day camp 4-12/leaders in training 12-14.

June 1-July 31: Oakwood Elementary School, 4500 Allen St., Oakwood. Ages day camp 4-12/leaders in training 12-14.

 

Sports camps

 

  • Softball Camp, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to noon, June 1-4. Gainesville High School Softball Field, 830 Century Place, Gainesville. First- to eighth-graders. $80 residents/$110 nonresidents, campers provide glove, bat and water bottle. 770-535-6860 or gainesville.org/online-registration
  • Strength and conditioning class, Gainesville. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, June 2-July 2. Frances Meadows Aquatic Center field, 1545 Community Way, Gainesville. Ages 7-13. $120 residents/$160 nonresidents/$15 drop-in. 770-535-6860 or gainesville.org/online-registration
  • Backyard sports camp, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to noon, Monday-Thursday. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday. June 8-12. City Park, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Ages 8-14. $90 residents/$120 nonresidents. 770-535-6860 or gainesville.org/online-registration
  • Fencing camp. 9 a.m. to noon, June 8-11. University of North Georgia, Gainesville campus, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville. Ages 13 and up. $99, includes T-shirt. 678-717-2377 or conted@ung.edu
  • Wrestling camp. 9 a.m. to noon, June 15-18. University of North Georgia, Gainesville campus, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville. Ages 4-10. $99, includes T-shirt. lindsay.reeves@ung.edu. 706-867-3212. 678-717-2377 or conted@ung.edu
  • Volleyball camp. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 15-18. University of North Georgia, Gainesville campus, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville. Ages 10-17. $99, includes T-shirt. 678-717-2377 or conted@ung.edu
  • Lacrosse camp, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to noon, June 16-18. Frances Meadows Aquatic Center field, 1545 Community Way, Gainesville. Ages 7-15. $65 residents/$90 nonresidents. 770-535-6860 or gainesville.org/online-registration
  • Junior Golf summer camp. 9-11 a.m., check-in 8:45 a.m. June 16-18. July 14-16. Chicopee Woods Golf Course, 2515 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville. Ages 7-15. $40. Bring your own clubs, a few will be available. frasiergolf.com/juniorgolf/summercamp.
  • Speed and agility camp, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to noon, July 6-10. Frances Meadows Aquatic Center Field, 1545 Community Way, Gainesville. Ages 7-12. $65 residents/$90 nonresidents. 770-535-6860 or gainesville.org/online-registration
  • Soccer camp, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to noon, July 13-17. Candler Fields, 525 Prior St. NE, Gainesville. Ages 4-6. $65 residents/$90 nonresidents. Campers need to bring a soccer ball, shin guards and water bottle. 770-535-6860 or gainesville.org/online-registration
  • Volleyball camp, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to noon, July 20-24. Gainesville High School Gym, 830 Century Place, Gainesville. Ages 9-14. $65 residents/$90 nonresidents. Campers provide knee pads and water bottle. 770-535-6860 or gainesville.org/online-registration
  • Basketball camp. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22-26. University of North Georgia, Gainesville campus, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville. Kindergarten through fifth grade. $99, includes Y-shirt.
  • Tennis camp. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 20-23. University of North Georgia, Gainesville campus, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville. Ages 7-17. $99, includes T-shirt. 678-717-2377 or conted@ung.edu

 

 

Specialty camps

 

  • Princess camps, Gainesville. 9 a.m. to noon, June 1-5, July 13-17. Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Ages 4-8. $125 residents/$170 nonresidents. Bring lunch, snack and water bottle every day. 770-535-6860 or gainesville.org/online-registration
  • Vet camp, Gainesville. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 1-5, 9 a.m. to noon, June 15-19, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 20-24. Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Ages 6-12. $100 residents/$135 nonresidents. Bring lunch, snack and water bottle every day. 770-535-6860 or gainesville.org/online-registration
  • Outdoor adventure camp, Gainesville. 1-4 p.m. June 8-12, July 6-10. Civic Center, 830 Green Street NE, Gainesville. Ages 8-12. $125 residents/$170 nonresidents. Bring lunch, snack and water bottle every day.
  • Once Upon a Time Camp, Gainesville. 9 a.m. to noon, June 8-12, July 20-24. Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Ages 4-8. $100 residents/$135 nonresidents. Bring lunch, snack and water bottle every day. 770-535-6860 or gainesville.org/online-registration
  • Baton camp, Gainesville. 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 15-19. Gainesville Middle School, 1581 Community Way, Gainesville. Ages 4 and up. $75 residents/$100 nonresident. Batons will be provided or available to purchase. Pre camp, 8-8:45 a.m. Post Camp 2-5 p.m. 770-535-6860 or gainesville.org/online-registration
  • The Great Jeffini’s Summer Magic Camp, Gainesville. 1:30-4:30 p.m. June 15-19. Martha Hope Cabin, 528 Prior St. NE, Gainesville. Ages 9-13. $100 residents/$135 nonresidents. 15-hour introductory course in magic. 770-535-6860 or gainesville.org/online-registration
  • Fishing camp, Gainesville. 9 a.m. to noon, June 22-26. First class meets at Allen Creek, 2500 Allen Creek Road, Gainesville. Ages 8 and older. $65 residents/$90 nonresidents. Campers provide their own equipment and bait. 770-535-6860 or gainesville.org/online-registration
  • Teen camp, Gainesville. 1-4 p.m. June 22-26, July 13-17. Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Ages 11-14. $135 residents/$170 nonresidents, bring snack and water bottle. 770-535-6860 or gainesville.org/online-registration
  • Chef camp, Gainesville. 9 a.m. to noon, June 22-26, July 6-10. Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Ages 6-12. $90 residents/$120 nonresidents. Bring a snack and water bottle. 770-535-6860 or gainesville.org/online-registration
  • Engineering for Kids Camps, Gainesville. Pirates Academy, 10 a.m. to noon. Junior Robotics, 1-3 p.m.  July 13-17. Fair Street Neighborhood Center. Ages 4-8. $150 residents/$200 nonresidents. Both camps $225 residents/$300 nonresidents. 770-535-6860 or gainesville.org/online-registration
  • Cheer camp, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to noon, July 13-17. Martha Hope Cabin, 528 Prior St. NE, Gainesville. Ages 6-12. $90 residents/$120 nonresidents. 770-535-6860 or gainesville.org/online-registration
  • Summer’s End travel camp, Gainesville. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 27-31. Leaves from Fair Street  Neighborhood Center, 715 Fair St., Gainesville. Ages 6-12. $150 residents/$200 nonresidents, bring lunch, snack and water bottle every day. 770-535-6860 or gainesville.org/online-registration

 

 

University of North Georgia Gainesville

 

  • Pottery camp. 9 a.m. to noon, June 8-11 and June 22-25. UNG Gainesville, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville. Ages 9-15. $149, includes clay and supplies. 678-717-2377 or conted@ung.edu
  • Arts & Animals Camp. 9 a.m. to noon, June 15-18. UNG Gainesville, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville. Ages 8-12. $129, includes supplies. 678-717-2377 or conted@ung.edu
  • Audition/performance camp. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 15-26. UNG Gainesville, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville. Ages 7-15. $295. 678-717-2377 or conted@ung.edu
  • Summer swim lessons. UNG Gainesville, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville. Ages 3 and older. $89. A signed liability waiver is required. Children must be potty-trained. 678-717-2377 or conted@ung.edu

 

Session I: June 1-11 ­— 9-9:50 a.m., 10-10:50 a.m., 11-11:50 a.m., 1-1:50 p.m., or 2-2:50 p.m.

Session II: June 15-25 — 9-9:50 a.m., 10-10:50 a.m., 11-11:50 a.m., 1-1:50 p.m., or 2-2:50 p.m. 

Session III: July 6-16 — 9-9:50 a.m., 10-10:50 a.m., 11-11:50 a.m., 1-1:50 p.m.

 

  • Music superheroes camp. 1-4 p.m. July 6-9, Ages 4-6; 9 a.m. to noon July 13-16, Ages 7-9; July 13-16, 1-4 p.m., Ages 9-12. UNG Gainesville, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville. $99. 678-717-2377 or conted@ung.edu
  • Creative writing camp. 9 a.m. to noon, July 13-16. UNG Gainesville, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville. Fourth through sixth grade. $129. 678-717-2377 or conted@ung.edu
  • Paint and glaze pottery camp. 9 a.m. to noon, July 20-23. University of North Georgia, Gainesville campus, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville. Ages 9-15. $129, includes clay and supplies. 678-717-2377 or conted@ung.edu

 

White County

 

  • Eating the Universe, Science, Art and the Way Stuff Works. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1-5. Sautee Nacoochee Center Community Hall, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee Nacoochee. Ages 6-12. $150  or $140 members, includes a snack. Debbie From, westonfrom@yahoo.com, snca.org, 706-878-3300.
  • Cook camp. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8-12. Sautee Nacoochee Center Community Hall, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee Nacoochee. Ages 6-12. $150 or $140 members, includes lunch and a snack. Debbie From, westonfrom@yahoo.com, snca.org, 706-878-3300.
  • Theater boot camp. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22-26. Sautee Nacoochee Center Community Hall, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee Nacoochee. Session 1, ages 6-12; Session 2, ages 13-18. $150 or $140 members, includes a snack. Debbie From, westonfrom@yahoo.com, snca.org, 706-878-3300.

 

Habersham County

  • Piedmont College Theatre Department’s Summer Musical Theatre Camp. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8-12. Swanson Center for Performing Arts and Communications, 365 College Drive, Demorest. Middle and high school students. $100, includes lunch. wgabelhausen@piedmont.edu, 706-778-8500 ext. 1320.
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