Summertime in Albany, GA means summer camps!
Posted on 6/30/2014 by Rashelle
Summertime is officially in full swing in Albany, Georgia: the days are full of sunshine, the crickets are chirping, and fireflies are dancing just as soon as the sun starts to sink! We love the summer here in southwest Georgia because there are so many more ways to get outside and enjoy the natural beauty of the area, like kayaking on the river or a trip to explore Radium Springs Gardens.
Another thing we love about the summertime are all the opportunities for kids, both local and from far and wide, to experience the incredible educational assets unique to Albany at Chehaw Park, the Flint RiverQuarium, and more. Did you know that there are all kinds of summer camps available during the month of July for kids of practically any age and any interest? Check out a sampling below of some of the educational opportunities for kids in Albany while they’re out of school for the season!
- H-zoo-O Camp at Chehaw Park: Water, water everywhere! Whether you live under water or on land, all creatures, even us, depend on water. Kids in attendance will learn about different animals, big and small, which live on, in, or around the water. Ages 5-12. July 7-11, $130
- Jumanji Camp at Chehaw Park: While survival is not a game in the heart of the jungle, campers will be thrilled to play survivor games as they explore jungles and their animal inhabitants. This week will be action-packed, leading up to a chehaw-summer-camp-300x226canoe trip down the Muckalee through a little Georgia jungle, camping under the stars at the Swamp House, and watching ‘Jumanji’ on the big screen! Includes overnight. Ages 8-12. July 14-18 OR July 28-August 1, $160
- Little Buggers Camp at Chehaw Park: Crawling, creeping, flying and digging…Bugs move in many different ways. This camp was designed with your little buggers in mind! Chehaw campers will enjoy learning about the many different types of bugs and other creepy crawlies around them. Ages 4-7. July 14-18, $80.
- Reptile Camp at Chehaw Park: Scaly and coldblooded, these reptilian creatures are everywhere, and not as scary as you might think. This week, we will journey across the globe to find some of the world’s ‘coolest’ and most amazing animals. Ages 5-7. July 14-18 OR July 28-August 1, $80.
- Night Crawlers Camp at Chehaw Park: Ever wonder what goes bump in the night? It could be an owl, wolf, bear, or many other creatures that stay up after dark at Chehaw! Campers will love getting to see what happens at the Park after dark! Even includes a special zoo dinner! Ages 5-12. July 21-14, $95.
- Forensic Science Camp at Darton State College: This camp is designed to create awareness of the science of police crime investigations. Campers will learn firsthand tactical police procedures such as fingerprinting, crime scene photography, accident investigations, and collection and preservation of evidence. They will process a simulated scene and document findings for the court, while being assisted by real GBI investigators. Call for age restrictions and cost. July 14-17.
- All Mixed Up Summer Camp at the Albany Museum of Art: This 2-D and 3-D week will explore robots and other kinetic art forms using mixed media. Robots will imitate futuristic art as well as famed robots from the past. Students will create robots from their imagination and incorporate everything from puppetry to self-propelled sculptures! Call for age restrictions. July 14-18, $75-$200.
- Teen Art Camp at Albany Area Arts Council: Students will do a variety of activities including drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. The week will end with a walking trip to the Art Park on Pine, where students will create their own spray paint graffiti mural. Students will bring home a variety of art pieces at the end of the week, and a kit of art supplies is included in the cost of the session, but students are asked to bring their own lunch daily. July 7-11 and July 21-15, $150-$175.
- Missoula Children’s Theatre Workshop at the Rylander Theatre: The Rylander Theatre welcomes back the Missoula Children’s Theatre, a renowned international touring company, for a summer residency in Americus for the week of July 7-12. This year’s production will be a whole new twist on the story of Aladdin. $10 registration fee.
- Junior Rams Summer Basketball League: Participants will sign up as individuals and be placed on a team coached by Albany State University student-athletes. Kids will be taught team basketball fundamentals, sportsmanship, and character-building. Games will be held on Tuesday and Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Call for age restrictions. $60.
- Fit 2 Be Me at Carver Community Center: Activities will include arts and crafts, a reading program, aerobics, walking, sports (baseball camp, softball camp, football and cheerleading), guest speakers, talent contests weekly, community gardening, table tennis and swimming lessons. Call for age restrictions. July 7-July 25, $10 per session (includes t-shirt).
- Chris Cameron’s Jr. Rams Basketball Camp: Camp will teach the fundamentals of basketball including shooting, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Campers will learn team play concepts and participate in fun competitions. Ages 4-16. July 9-11, $45.