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Things to Do Forsyth County This Weekend – May 25 – 28, 2018

Happy LONG weekend, friends! Today I have a round-up of the best things to do this weekend in and near Forsyth County. I have included Monday since it’s a holiday. We hope that our list of the weekend things to do Forsyth County makes your weekend fun & you check out a local business that you didn’t know existed! And just in case it is raining all weekend, you’ll need this – Indoor Fun for Families

Have a great one! -Rachael

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Kids Eat Free

  • Take a break from cooking this weekend and go out to eat where the Kids Eat Free

Don’t Miss these Posts:

  • Summer Guide & E-Book: Download your FREE copy of our ultimate summer bucket list and guide to summer in Forsyth County.
  • 2018 Summer Camp Guide: Looking for a summer camp, we have them organized by the week of summer just for you!
  • 2018 Vacation Bible School Guide: Looking to send your kids to vacation bible school, we have them organized by the week just for you!
  • 2018 Outdoor Movies Schedule: Everyone loves the outdoor movies at Vickey Village. Get these dates on your calendar!
  • Interested in fun & cheap local entertainment? Goldstar’s 20 POP! promotion started on Wednesday, May 23rd, in which you can get $20 tickets to theater, concerts, comedy and more! Buy today and you can take an additional $5.00 OFF your purchase using this promo code: TWENTYPOP
    Here are the redemption instructions: Enter TWENTYPOP in the ‘Gift Certificate’ field in checkout and select ‘Apply’. The $5 value will be added to your purchase.

No matter what you do this weekend, we hope you enjoy it & have a safe one!

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2018 Summer Camps in Forsyth County & Cumming GA

2018 Summer Camps in Forsyth County & Cumming GA

We’re compiling our list of 2018 Summer Camps in Forsyth County for kids in hopes of making your summer planning a little easier. Below you’ll find Summer Camps for local businesses & organizations. Camps are listed in DATE ORDER.  Our 2018 Summer Camp Sponsors are highlighted with an ad image – we’re very appreciative of their support so we can bring you this comprehensive list!

If you register for any of these camps – be sure to mention that you found them through Cumming Local!  If we’ve left off one of your favorites, please feel free to Submit the Summer Camp and we’ll work to get it added. Please note – we’ll continue to update the page as we find more camps or receive more information.

Be sure to check out our Featured Summer Camps:

Featured Articles Coming Soon!

Other Summer Camps to check out:

For more camp options all over Georgia, check out this article from our friends at 365 Atlanta FamilyThe Best Summer Camps in Georgia

*NOTE: Camps are listed in date order. Please click the link or call to be directed to more information. As always, we work hard to make sure the information provided is accurate and up to date, but errors can certainly happen. If you see something that’s incorrect, please accept our apologies & certainly let us know so we can update for future readers.

Week of May 28

Camp: NIKE Basketball Camp (Boys)
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: May 29th – June 1st
Times: 9am -3pm
Ages: 9-15 (4th to 9th grade)
Cost: $255
Description: This camp will focus on individual skill development with our three morning stations: Individual Skill Development, 3on3 ELITE League and Classroom/Video. Each camper will play in one 5on5 game and also participate in our national Living by Numbers contests each day. This summer camp is a perfect way to prepare for your school, church, rec or AAU season. All NIKE basketball camps maintain a player to coach ratio of 8:1 and are staffed by high school and college coaches as well as college and pro players. This camp will sell out quickly so make sure to register early. Each player will receive a NIKE camp T-shirt, NIKE skill workbook, NIKE camp certificate, and a hand written evaluation from the coaching staff.
Click here for more information 

Camp: Coding + STEM Camp
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: May 29 – June 1
Times: 9am -4pm
Ages:  3rd to 6th grade
Cost: $150
Description: Does your child love Minecraft, Frozen, Star Wars, or all of the above? Join Mr. Q’s coding and STEM camp to create and run your own mini games. Throughout the week we will learn some basics of coding and create these exciting games. Campers will also compete to see who can design, build, and withstand numerous test during our STEM activities.
Click here for more information

Camp: Kids Fest -Gymnastics & Ninja
Location: Fusion Gymnastics – 5335 Lake Pointe Center Drive, Cumming
Dates: May 29 – June 1
Times: 9am -3pm
Cost: $140
Description: At Fusion Summer Camp kids will enjoy action packed fun with our weekly themes perfect for both boys and girls.  With a new and exciting theme every week, Summer Camp will never get boring.  While campers are being challenged with fun activities and games, our coaches are sneaking in education and fitness.  Each day campers will participate in fun fitness activities to keep their bodies strong.  Plus we’ll have educational activities to keep their brains strong during the break from school.  Healthy minds, healthy bodies, and happy kids.
Click here for more information

 

Week of June 4

Camp: Coding + STEM Camp
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 4 – 8
Times: 9am -4pm
Ages:  3rd to 6th grade
Cost: $150
Description: Does your child love Minecraft, Frozen, Star Wars, or all of the above? Join Mr. Q’s coding and STEM camp to create and run your own mini games. Throughout the week we will learn some basics of coding and create these exciting games. Campers will also compete to see who can design, build, and withstand numerous test during our STEM activities.
Click here for more information

Camp: Camp Altius
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming 30041
Dates: June 4 – 8
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 1st – 6th grade
Cost: $225 per week
Description: Camp Altius serves as a place kids can enjoy their summer while growing in virtue, their talents and in friendships old and new! The awesome activities will include scavenger hunts, crazy crafts, splash time, treasure hunts, and team games. Camp Altius Teams are led by Pinecrest Academy students, alumni and aids who serve as positive role models, while fostering the God-given talents and virtues in their campers
Click here for more information

Camp: Coach V’s Sports Performance Camps
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming 30041
Dates: June 4 – 8
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: K to 7th grade
Cost: $185 per week
Description:This skill development camp is designed for kids that are active in all sports or wanting to get active. We cover conditioning, agility, develop hand and eye coordination along with other motor skills. We have multiple game tournaments including ultimate dodgeball for agility, steal the bacon, capture the flag, and many more. All of our games and drills will work on running, jumping, range of motion and flexibility.
Click here for more information

Camp: Rocketry and Aeronautics Camp
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 4 – 8
Times: 9am -12pm
Ages:  10 – 15 yrs old
Cost: $190
Description: Building and launching planes and rockets! Challenge your rocket design to travel higher than 1200ft!!
Click here for more information

Camp: Introduction to Engineering
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 4 – 8
Times: 1pm -4pm
Ages:  10 – 15 yrs old
Cost: $175
Description: An introduction to drafting, designing, and mechanical engineering by drafting and designing a self-propelled vehicle that travels one meter that uses mechanical energy only.
Click here for more information

Camp: Parent Night Out Dance Party
Location: Cumming Dance Academy North, 192 Dawson Village Way, Ste 150, Dawsonville, GA  30534
Dates: June 8th
Times: 6-10pm
Ages: 4 years old and up (must be potty trained)
Cost: $25 per child ($8 each additional sibling)
Description: Need a night out without the kids? Drop them off with us at CDA North for a Kids-Only Neon Dance Party! We’ll enjoy dancing, singing, snacks, and fun while you enjoy some much deserved adult time! Pizza dinner included!
Click here for more information 

Camp: Makers Gonna Make Camp: Animal Week
Location: Pinspiration Georgia, 5806 South Vickery Street, Suite J11 & J12, Cumming, GA 30040
Dates: June 4-8
Times: 9-noon
Ages: 5-12 years old
Cost: $45 per child per day ($200 per week)
Description: During Summer Camp we will keep the kids nice and busy while you work, shop and get stuff done! Every day of camp has a different theme and matching DIY Pinterest craft and activities. At Pinspiration’s camp, boy/girl campers ages 5+ learn to build their own Pinterest-inspired project. We don’t have one particular project each day but, rather, let the kids choose from a variety of fun do-it-yourself theme (Pinterest-inspired) options. The main project choice is something more substantial, such as the project in the “Kids Makers” section of the website. In addition, the campers will create several smaller projects each day. The camp is wildly popular, award-winning and child-focused. We tend to keep class sizes small so we get a ton accomplished and the kids have a lot of fun.
Click here for more information 

Camp: Kids Fest – Mad Science
Location: Fusion Gymnastics – 5335 Lake Pointe Center Drive, Cumming
Dates: June 4 – June 8
Times: 9am -3pm
Cost: $160
Description: At Fusion Summer Camp kids will enjoy action packed fun with our weekly themes perfect for both boys and girls.  With a new and exciting theme every week, Summer Camp will never get boring.  While campers are being challenged with fun activities and games, our coaches are sneaking in education and fitness.  Each day campers will participate in fun fitness activities to keep their bodies strong.  Plus we’ll have educational activities to keep their brains strong during the break from school.  Healthy minds, healthy bodies, and happy kids.
Click here for more information

Camp: Rock Camp, Jr.
Location: Music Authority
Dates: June 4 – 9
Ages: 10 and under
Click here for more information 

Camp: Karate Summer Camp
Location: Cumming Martial Arts – 5890 Bethelview Rd, Cumming 30040
Dates: June 4 – 8
Times: 8:30am – 2pm
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $175 (before May 1st) $195 (after May 1st)
Click here for more information 

Camp: Fun With Food Camp
Location: OT Bus/JCUMC 1180 Medlock Bridge Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30097
Dates: June 4 – 14
Times: 12:15-2pm
Ages: 4-6
Cost: $375 per week
Click here for more information 

Camp: Horse Play Barn Horse Camp
Location: Holtzclaw Rd, Cumming, Georgia 30041
Dates: June 4 – 8
Times: 9am-3pm
Ages: Kindergarten to 8th grade
Cost: $300 per week
Click here for more information 

Week of June 11

Camp: Introduction to Engineering
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 11 – 15
Times: 1pm -4pm
Ages:  10 – 15 yrs old
Cost: $175
Description: An introduction to drafting, designing, and mechanical engineering by drafting and designing a self-propelled vehicle that travels one meter that uses mechanical energy only.
Click here for more information

Camp: Summertime Fun Camp
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming 30041
Dates: June 11 – July 15
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 5-10 year old
Cost: $200 per week
Description: Please join us for a fun filled camp where your child is bound to have a blast! Some activities will include playground time, daily water games, awesome crafts, gym activities, outdoor hikes, a talent show, relay races and much more! Each afternoon we have a snack to share – popcorn, snow cones, s’mores.
Click here for more information

Camp: AA Academy of Action Drive’s Education
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming 30041
Dates: June 11 – 15
Times: 9am – 3:30pm
Ages: 15 – 16 yrs old
Cost: $450 per week
Description: This camp will cover all of Joshua’s Law requirements, including the 30 hours in classroom by AAA License to Learn curriculum, the latest DVD interactive educational videos in the industry, and 6 hours, one-on-one, behind the wheel instruction, which will consist of three 2-hour long driving appointments. The road test can be offered upon request.
Click here for more information

Camp: Learn Archery Camp
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming 30041
Dates: June 11 – 15
Times: 9am – 12pm
Ages: 9 – 17 yrs old
Cost: $160 per week
Description: Learn basic skills to safely participate in archery. USA Archery certified instructors teach range safety, proper shooting form and fundamentals of the shot cycle. All equipment is provided.
Click here for more information

Camp: Pinecrest Academy School Summer Band Clinic
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 11 – 15
Times: 9am -3pm
Ages: 6th to 8th grade
Cost: $249
Description: Students will spend a week enhancing their musical skills while learning new and exciting repertoire to perform at a final concert on Friday evening.
Click here for more information

Camp: Drobots Dront STEM Camp “Intro to Drone Flying Missions”
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 11 – 15
Times: 9am -3pm
Ages:  1st to 2nd grade
Cost: $350
Description: Campers will learn the basic principles of how to code drones to fly. To complement the coding aspect of the program, we teach the campers how to utilize basic flight terminology to conquer fun and interactive flight challenges. Campers will learn to pitch, yaw, and roll through self-created obstacle courses and then utilize iPads to code the drones through the obstacle courses.
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Camp: Drobots Dront STEM Camp“Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge”
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 11 – 15
Times: 9am -3pm
Ages:  3rd to 5th grade
Cost: $350
Description: This is week is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Obstacle Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Participants will also create the design and help build the obstacle course in preparation for the last day’s final activity and competition.
Click here for more information

Camp: Frozen Dance Camp
Location:
Cumming Dance Academy North, 192 Dawson Village Way, Ste 150, Dawsonville, GA  30534
Dates:
June 11 – 15
Times:
5:30-7:30pm
Ages:
3-6 years old (boys and girls welcome)
Cost:
$175
Description: 
Do what snowmen do in the “summer” – they DANCE! Create a “Frozen”-inspired craft and “Let It Go” as you show your magical abilities in a performance for family and friends at the end of this super fun 5-day camp! The perfect evening camp for working parents.
Click here for more information 

Camp: Multi-Sport Camp With i9 Sports
Location: Windermere Lodge, 4444 Front Nine Dr. Cumming, Ga. 30041
Dates: June 11-15
Times: Full day (9-3pm) or Half day (9-12pm)
Ages: 5-12 years old
Cost: Full day $210/Half day $160
Description: Youth Flag Football, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball
Click here for more information – half day or full day

Camp: Stipe Studio Camp (Elementary and Middle School week)
Location: Stipe Studio – 5930 Odell St, Suite 210, Cumming, GA 30040
Dates: June 11-15
Times: 10-3pm
Ages: Elementary – Middle School
Cost: $225
Description: Spend a week with us Under the Sea! Stipe Studio presents
The Little Mermaid!
Click here for more information

Camp: Makers Gonna Make – Disney Week
Location: Pinspiration, 5806 South Vickery St, Ste J11-12
Dates: June 11-14
Times: 9am-12pm
Age: 5-12 years old
Cost: $45 per day or $200 for the whole week
Description: During Summer Camp we will keep the kids nice and busy while you work, shop and get stuff done! Every day of camp has a different theme and matching DIY Pinterest craft and activities. Makers Gonna Make.Pinspiration is the ultimate destination for our crafty makers and shakers! Pinspiration, is a DIY art studio and is the place to be  for creative campers.  Voted “Best Of” Day Camp, campers have access to a variety of high-quality art supplies and tools. We don’t have one particular project each day but, rather, let the kids choose from a variety of fun do-it-yourself theme (Pinterest-inspired) options. The main project choice is something more substantial,such as the project in the “Kids Makers” section of the website.  In addition, the campers will create several smaller projects each day. Wood projects such as signs and art crate totes are good main project examples.The camp is wildly popular, award-winning and child-focused. We tend to keep class sizes small so we get a ton accomplished and the kids have a lot of fun. 
Click here for more information

Camp: Kids Fest – Wet & Wild
Location: Fusion Gymnastics – 5335 Lake Pointe Center Drive, Cumming
Dates: June 11 – June 15
Times: 9am -3pm
Cost: $160
Description: At Fusion Summer Camp kids will enjoy action packed fun with our weekly themes perfect for both boys and girls.  With a new and exciting theme every week, Summer Camp will never get boring.  While campers are being challenged with fun activities and games, our coaches are sneaking in education and fitness.  Each day campers will participate in fun fitness activities to keep their bodies strong.  Plus we’ll have educational activities to keep their brains strong during the break from school.  Healthy minds, healthy bodies, and happy kids.
Click here for more information

Camp: Youth Wood and Canvas Projects
Location: AR Workshop Milton, 12640 Crabapple Road Suite 240
Milton, Georgia 30004
Dates: June 11-14
Times: 9:30am-12pm
Age: 8-14 years old
Cost: $160
Click here for more information

Camp: Fun With Food Camp
Location: OT Bus/JCUMC 1180 Medlock Bridge Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30097
Dates: June 4 – 14
Times: 12:15-2pm
Ages: 4-6
Cost: $375 per week
Click here for more information 

Week of June 18

Camp: Camp Altius
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming 30041
Dates: June 18 – 22
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 1st – 6th grade
Cost: $225 per week
Description: Camp Altius serves as a place kids can enjoy their summer while growing in virtue, their talents and in friendships old and new! The awesome activities will include scavenger hunts, crazy crafts, splash time, treasure hunts, and team games. Camp Altius Teams are led by Pinecrest Academy students, alumni and aids who serve as positive role models, while fostering the God-given talents and virtues in their campers
Click here for more information

Camp: Spanish Camp – “Pirates & Mermaids”
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming 30041
Dates: June 18 – 22
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 5 -10 year old
Cost: $215 per week
Description: Our great learning environment offers lots of fun to those children that want to learn Spanish during the summer. The camp is hands-on and totally immersed in the Latin American Culture. The children will learn the basic vocabulary and expressions related to the theme of the camp. They will do activities such as dances, songs, fun games, and craft. On Thursday the kids will water Day then on Friday the children will enjoy braking our traditional piñata created by the students, and pizza for lunch.
Click here for more information

Camp: Girl’s Art & Science Camp
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 18 – 22
Times: 9am -12pm
Ages: 1st to 5th grade
Cost: $160
Description: Girls will have a blast while their creativity gets a big boost at this science and art camp. Girls will engage in different art forms and learn about famous artists from history. They will also conduct science experiments in teams and with partners.
Click here for more information

Camp: Drobots Dront STEM Camp “Intro to Drone Coding Games”
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 18 – 22
Times: 9am -3pm
Ages:  1st to 2nd grade
Cost: $350
Description: Campers become young Drobots’ pilots and will experience a program filled with excitement, games, challenges, and learning. Campers work all week long to prepare for the most enjoyable part of the week: the Ultimate Drone Games that include events such as: Tic-Tac-Drone, Drone Darts, Duck-Duck-Drone, and more.
Click here for more information

Camp: Drobots Dront STEM Camp“Drone Racing & Obstacle Course Challenge”
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 18 – 22
Times: 9am -3pm
Ages:  6th to 8th grade
Cost: $350
Description: Drone Racing is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying, but then quickly progress through various skill challenges, learning how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Flight squads post up against one another in friendly competition when they race themselves and the clock. Participants help build the obstacle course in preparation for the last day final activities and competition.
Click here for more information

Camp: Robotics Camp
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 18 – 22
Times: First Session 9am – 12pm or Second Session 1pm -4pm
Ages:  10 – 15 yrs old
Cost: $225
Description: Design, build, and program a robot to complete challenging courses.
Click here for more information

Camp: Moana Dance Camp
Location: Cumming Dance Academy, 419 Tribble Gap Road
CummingGA 30040
Dates: June 18th – 22nd
Times: 2 yrs old: 9am-10:30am, 3 yrs old: 10:30am-12pm, or 4 years old: 9am-12pm 
Ages: 2-4 years old (boys and girls welcome)
Cost: 1 1/2 hour camp $150 or 3 hour camp $200
Description: Come move your feet to the island beat at our Moana-inspired luau dance camp! Crafts, Snacks, & Dancing! The week-long fun culminates with a mini-showcase for family & friends.
Click here for more information 

Camp: Trolls Camp
Location: Cumming Dance Academy, 419 Tribble Gap Road
CummingGA 30040
Dates:
June 18th – 22nd
Times: 1-4pm
Ages: 5-7 years old
Cost: $200
Description: Put your hair in the air like you just don’t care! Sing, dance and be happy in our Trolls-inspired dance camp! The week-long fun culminates with a mini-showcase for family & friends.
Click here for more information 

Camp: “Descendants” Musical Theater Camp
Location: Cumming Dance Academy, 419 Tribble Gap Road
CummingGA 30040
Dates: June 18-22
Times: 9-11am
Ages: 6+ years old (boys and girls welcome)
Cost: $185
Description: Purple hair, don’t care? Join us for the camp that is sure to be a summertime hit. From “Rotton to the Core” to “Did I Mention?” the students will have a blast as they dance and sing to music from the musical. Students will work on improvisation technique, voice projection, and stage presence. They will create related crafts, costumes, and props. The week-long fun culminates with a mini-showcase for family and friends.
Click here for more information 

Camp: Multi-Sport Camp With i9 Sports
Location: Windermere Lodge, 4444 Front Nine Dr. Cumming, Ga. 30041
Dates: June 18-22
Times: Full day (9-3pm) or Half day (9-12pm)
Ages: 5-12 years old
Cost: Full day $210/Half day $160
Description: Youth Flag Football, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball
Click here for more information – half day or full day

Camp: Learn The Miss Niki 8-Count
Location: Cumming Dance Academy, 419 Tribble Gap Road
CummingGA 30040
Dates: June 21
Times: 1-2:30pm
Ages: 7-11 years old (boys and girls welcome)
Cost: $40
Description: Join Owner/Artistic Director, Miss Niki Watkins, for a  semi-private JAZZ intensive where she will teach the “Miss Niki 8-Count” along with other jazz essentials.  The perfect workshop for any aspiring Performance Class or Company member!  Don’t miss this rare 1-day workshop opportunity to learn from Miss Niki!
Click here for more information 

Camp: Etiquette Class With Miss Niki
Location: Cumming Dance Academy, 419 Tribble Gap Road
CummingGA 30040
Dates: June 21
Times: 2:3o-4:30pm
Ages: 7-10 years old (boys and girls welcome)
Cost: $50
Description: Proper etiquette, table & dining manners, social & communication skills and more!  Miss Niki will walk your child through the most important manners needed and how to be a well-mannered child who will impress all those around.
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Camp: Parent Night Out Dance Party
Location: Cumming Dance Academy North, 192 Dawson Village Way, Ste 150, Dawsonville, GA  30534
Dates: June 22nd
Times: 6-10pm
Ages: 4 years old and up (must be potty trained)
Cost: $25 per child ($8 each additional sibling)
Description: Need a night out without the kids? Drop them off with us at CDA North for a Kids-Only Neon Dance Party! We’ll enjoy dancing, singing, snacks, and fun while you enjoy some much deserved adult time! Pizza dinner included!
Click here for more information 

Camp: Stipe Studio Camp (Elementary and Middle School week)
Location: Stipe Studio – 5930 Odell St, Suite 210, Cumming, GA 30040
Dates: June 18-22
Times: 10-3pm
Ages: Elementary – Middle School
Cost: $225
Description: Spend a week with us Under the Sea! Stipe Studio presents
The Little Mermaid!
Click here for more information

Camp: Footprints Mini Summer Camp – Sizzling Summer Sampler
Location: Footprints Dance – 4335 Bethelview Rd Ste 108, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 18-22
Times: 9am -12pm
Ages:  2-6 years old
Cost: $175 per dancer ($75 per additional siblings)
Description: Get ready for a week of Faith, Fun and Footprints! This summer camp will incorporate dynamic daily devotions, crafts, dance games, Ballet, Tumbling, Story Time and MUCH MUCH MORE! The week of fun will end a parent presentation and demonstration of everything the dancers have learned all week!
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Camp: Footprints Mini Summer Camp – Discover Dance I
Location: Footprints Dance – 4335 Bethelview Rd Ste 108, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 18-22
Times: 12pm – 3pm
Ages:  7-18 years old
Cost: $175 per dancer ($75 per additional siblings)
Description: This is the PERFECT camp for dancers looking to fall in love with dance! This camp will include dynamic devotions and techniques training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Musical Theater! This is a wonderful opportunity to decide what style of dance you love the mos! t! Please pack a snack and a lunch everyday!
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Camp: Makers Gonna Make Camp: Books Come Alive Week
Location: Pinspiration Georgia, 5806 South Vickery Street, Suite J11 & J12, Cumming, GA 30040
Dates: June 18-22
Times: 9-noon
Ages: 5-12 years old
Cost: $45 per child per day ($200 per week)
Description: During Summer Camp we will keep the kids nice and busy while you work, shop and get stuff done! Every day of camp has a different theme and matching DIY Pinterest craft and activities. At Pinspiration’s camp, boy/girl campers ages 5+ learn to build their own Pinterest-inspired project. We don’t have one particular project each day but, rather, let the kids choose from a variety of fun do-it-yourself theme (Pinterest-inspired) options. The main project choice is something more substantial, such as the project in the “Kids Makers” section of the website. In addition, the campers will create several smaller projects each day. The camp is wildly popular, award-winning and child-focused. We tend to keep class sizes small so we get a ton accomplished and the kids have a lot of fun.
Click here for more information 

Camp: Kids Fest – Nerf Wars
Location: Fusion Gymnastics – 5335 Lake Pointe Center Drive, Cumming
Dates: June 18 – June 22
Times: 9am -3pm
Cost: $160
Description: At Fusion Summer Camp kids will enjoy action packed fun with our weekly themes perfect for both boys and girls.  With a new and exciting theme every week, Summer Camp will never get boring.  While campers are being challenged with fun activities and games, our coaches are sneaking in education and fitness.  Each day campers will participate in fun fitness activities to keep their bodies strong.  Plus we’ll have educational activities to keep their brains strong during the break from school.  Healthy minds, healthy bodies, and happy kids.
Click here for more information

Camp: Youth Wood and Canvas Projects
Location: AR Workshop Milton, 12640 Crabapple Road Suite 240
Milton, Georgia 30004
Dates: June 18-21
Times: 1:30-4pm
Age: 8-14 years old
Cost: $160
Click here for more information

Camp: Jae Bird’s Craft Camp
Location: AR Workshop Milton, 12640 Crabapple Road Suite 240
Milton, Georgia 30004
Dates: June 18-21
Times: 9am-12pm
Age: 7-15 years old
Cost: $150
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Camp: Jae Bird’s Craft Camp
Location: AR Workshop Milton, 12640 Crabapple Road Suite 240
Milton, Georgia 30004
Dates: June 18-21
Times: 1pm-4pm
Age: 7-15 years old
Cost: $150
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Camp: Karate Summer Camp
Location: Cumming Martial Arts – 5890 Bethelview Rd, Cumming 30040
Dates: June 18– 22
Times: 8:30am – 2pm
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $175 (before May 1st) $195 (after May 1st)
Click here for more information 

Camp: Still Pointe’s Summer Superhero Camp
Location: Still Pointe Dance – 1675 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming, 30041
Dates: June 18– 22
Ages: 4-8
Cost: $145
Click here for more information 

Week of June 25

Camp: Spanish Camp – “Beach Fun”
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming 30041
Dates: June 25 – 29
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 5 -10 year old
Cost: $215 per week
Description: Our great learning environment offers lots of fun to those children that want to learn Spanish during the summer. The camp is hands-on and totally immersed in the Latin American Culture. The children will learn the basic vocabulary and expressions related to the theme of the camp. They will do activities such as dances, songs, fun games, and craft. On Thursday the kids will water Day then on Friday the children will enjoy braking our traditional piñata created by the students, and pizza for lunch.
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Camp: Coach V’s Sports Performance Camps
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming 30041
Dates: June 25 – 29
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: K to 7th grade
Cost: $185 per week
Description: This skill development camp is designed for kids that are active in all sports or wanting to get active. We cover conditioning, agility, develop hand and eye coordination along with other motor skills. We have multiple game tournaments including ultimate dodgeball for agility, steal the bacon, capture the flag, and many more. All of our games and drills will work on running, jumping, range of motion and flexibility.
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Camp: Pinecrest Soccer Academy
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming 30041
Dates: June 25 – 29
Times: 9am – 12pm
Ages: 9 – 17 yrs old
Cost: $120 per week
Description: Coach Kane’s camp will work on the fundamentals of soccer. Players will work on ball skills, shooting techniques, and small-sided games. Every day will end with a competition or a match. Campers will be learning new skills and improving their current skills.
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Camp: Drobots Dront STEM Camp“Drone Superhero Missions”
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 25 – 29
Times: 9am -3pm
Ages:  3rd to 5th grade
Cost: $350
Description: Our instructors will open the creative minds of participants as campers attack and defend against Superheroes and Villains. Students will begin the week learning basic maneuvers before using their “Spidey-Sense” to conquer missions such as: Batman’s Drone-Mobile Escape, The Breakout of Iron Man and more. Participants will storyboard their own escape missions while other students attempt to outsmart them using the drone to locate and capture.
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Camp: Drobots Dront STEM Camp “Drone Mission Mania”
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 25 – 29
Times: 9am -3pm
Ages:  6th to 8th grade
Cost: $350
Description: It’s all about drone missions as campers will learn the basics of drone technology and safety before taking to the air to fly and code the drones through an abundance of missions. Throughout the week, Instructors will pose various challenges that the campers must solve using drones. Missions include: Connect 4, Drone Basketball, King Kong, International Space Station Drone Docking, and more. The week ends with the Ultimate Drone Games, where students collaborate, strategize, and create their own drone missions and then compete against one another. Participants will use the SWIFT™ programming language to accomplish many of these missions.
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Camp: Multi-Sport Camp With i9 Sports
Location: Windermere Lodge, 4444 Front Nine Dr. Cumming, Ga. 30041
Dates: June 25-29
Times: Full day (9-3pm) or Half day (9-12pm)
Ages: 5-12 years old
Cost: Full day $210/Half day $160
Description: Youth Flag Football, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball
Click here for more information – half day or full day

Camp: Footprints Mini Summer Camp – Mickey, Minnie & Me
Location: Footprints Dance – 4335 Bethelview Rd Ste 108, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 25-29
Times: 9am -12pm
Ages:  2-6 years old
Cost: $175 per dancer ($75 per additional siblings)
Description: Get ready for a week of Faith, Fun and Footprints! This summer camp will incorporate dynamic daily devotions, crafts, dance games, Ballet, Tumbling, Story Time and MUCH MUCH MORE! The week of fun will end a parent presentation and demonstration of everything the dancers have learned all week!
Click here for more information

Camp: Footprints Mini Summer Camp – Discover Dance II
Location: Footprints Dance – 4335 Bethelview Rd Ste 108, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 25-29
Times: 12pm – 3pm
Ages:  7-18 years old
Cost: $175 per dancer ($75 per additional siblings)
Description: This is the PERFECT camp for dancers looking to fall in love with dance! This camp will include dynamic devotions and techniques training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Musical Theater! This is a wonderful opportunity to decide what style of dance you love the mos! t! Please pack a snack and a lunch everyday!
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Camp: Makers Gonna Make Camp: Under the Sea Theme
Location: Pinspiration Georgia, 5806 South Vickery Street, Suite J11 & J12, Cumming, GA 30040
Dates: June 25-29
Times: 9-noon
Ages: 5-12 years old
Cost: $45 per child per day ($200 per week)
Description: During Summer Camp we will keep the kids nice and busy while you work, shop and get stuff done! Every day of camp has a different theme and matching DIY Pinterest craft and activities. At Pinspiration’s camp, boy/girl campers ages 5+ learn to build their own Pinterest-inspired project. We don’t have one particular project each day but, rather, let the kids choose from a variety of fun do-it-yourself theme (Pinterest-inspired) options. The main project choice is something more substantial, such as the project in the “Kids Makers” section of the website. In addition, the campers will create several smaller projects each day. The camp is wildly popular, award-winning and child-focused. We tend to keep class sizes small so we get a ton accomplished and the kids have a lot of fun.
Click here for more information 

Camp: Kids Fest – Extreme Water Sports
Location: Fusion Gymnastics – 5335 Lake Pointe Center Drive, Cumming
Dates: June 25 – June 29
Times: 9am -3pm
Cost: $160
Description: At Fusion Summer Camp kids will enjoy action packed fun with our weekly themes perfect for both boys and girls.  With a new and exciting theme every week, Summer Camp will never get boring.  While campers are being challenged with fun activities and games, our coaches are sneaking in education and fitness.  Each day campers will participate in fun fitness activities to keep their bodies strong.  Plus we’ll have educational activities to keep their brains strong during the break from school.  Healthy minds, healthy bodies, and happy kids.
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Week of July 2

Camp: Kids Fest – Adventure Island
Location: Fusion Gymnastics – 5335 Lake Pointe Center Drive, Cumming
Dates: July 2-3 and 5-6
Times: 9am -3pm
Cost: $160
Description: At Fusion Summer Camp kids will enjoy action packed fun with our weekly themes perfect for both boys and girls.  With a new and exciting theme every week, Summer Camp will never get boring.  While campers are being challenged with fun activities and games, our coaches are sneaking in education and fitness.  Each day campers will participate in fun fitness activities to keep their bodies strong.  Plus we’ll have educational activities to keep their brains strong during the break from school.  Healthy minds, healthy bodies, and happy kids.
Click here for more information

Week of July 9

Camp: Coding + STEM Camp
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: July 9 – 13
Times: 9am -4pm
Ages:  3rd to 6th grade
Cost: $150
Description: Does your child love Minecraft, Frozen, Star Wars, or all of the above? Join Mr. Q’s coding and STEM camp to create and run your own mini games. Throughout the week we will learn some basics of coding and create these exciting games. Campers will also compete to see who can design, build, and withstand numerous test during our STEM activities.
Click here for more information

Camp: Summertime Fun Camp
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming 30041
Dates: July 9 – 13
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 5-10 year old
Cost: $200 per week
Description: Please join us for a fun filled camp where your child is bound to have a blast! Some activities will include playground time, daily water games, awesome crafts, gym activities, outdoor hikes, a talent show, relay races and much more! Each afternoon we have a snack to share – popcorn, snow cones, s’mores.
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Camp: Learn Archery Camp
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming 30041
Dates: July 9 – 13
Times: 9am – 12pm
Ages: 9 – 17 yrs old
Cost: $160 per week
Description: Learn basic skills to safely participate in archery. USA Archery certified instructors teach range safety, proper shooting form and fundamentals of the shot cycle. All equipment is provided.
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Camp: Pinecrest Paladin Basketball Camp
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming 30041
Dates: July 9 – 13
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 1st – 8th grade
Cost: $185 per week
Description: The Pinecrest Academy varsity boys basketball coaching staff and varsity boys and girls players are hosting our Pinecrest Academy Basketball camp. Each day includes an emphasis on footwork, ball handling, shooting and fun. We will have daily skills contests and live 3on3 and 5on5 game experience. Players will be grouped by age and ability. This will be a great place for players looking to develop skills to participate in competitive games, and will be an environment where kids can come and have fun with new friends.
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Camp: Footprints Mini Summer Camp – Pretty Pretty Princess
Location: Footprints Dance – 4335 Bethelview Rd Ste 108, Cumming, GA
Dates: July 9-15
Times: 9am -12pm
Ages:  2-6 years old
Cost: $175 per dancer ($75 per additional siblings)
Description: Get ready for a week of Faith, Fun and Footprints! This summer camp will incorporate dynamic daily devotions, crafts, dance games, Ballet, Tumbling, Story Time and MUCH MUCH MORE! The week of fun will end a parent presentation and demonstration of everything the dancers have learned all week!
Click here for more information

Camp: Makers Gonna Make Camp: Around the World Theme
Location: Pinspiration Georgia, 5806 South Vickery Street, Suite J11 & J12, Cumming, GA 30040
Dates: July 9-13th
Times: 9-noon
Ages: 5-12 years old
Cost: $45 per child per day ($200 per week)
Description: During Summer Camp we will keep the kids nice and busy while you work, shop and get stuff done! Every day of camp has a different theme and matching DIY Pinterest craft and activities. At Pinspiration’s camp, boy/girl campers ages 5+ learn to build their own Pinterest-inspired project. We don’t have one particular project each day but, rather, let the kids choose from a variety of fun do-it-yourself theme (Pinterest-inspired) options. The main project choice is something more substantial, such as the project in the “Kids Makers” section of the website. In addition, the campers will create several smaller projects each day. The camp is wildly popular, award-winning and child-focused. We tend to keep class sizes small so we get a ton accomplished and the kids have a lot of fun.
Click here for more information 

Camp: Kids Fest – Ninja Warrior
Location: Fusion Gymnastics – 5335 Lake Pointe Center Drive, Cumming
Dates: July 9 – 13
Times: 9am -3pm
Cost: $165
Description: At Fusion Summer Camp kids will enjoy action packed fun with our weekly themes perfect for both boys and girls.  With a new and exciting theme every week, Summer Camp will never get boring.  While campers are being challenged with fun activities and games, our coaches are sneaking in education and fitness.  Each day campers will participate in fun fitness activities to keep their bodies strong.  Plus we’ll have educational activities to keep their brains strong during the break from school.  Healthy minds, healthy bodies, and happy kids.
Click here for more information

Week of July 16

Camp: Coding + STEM Camp
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: July 16 – 20
Times: 9am -4pm
Ages:  3rd to 6th grade
Cost: $150
Description: Does your child love Minecraft, Frozen, Star Wars, or all of the above? Join Mr. Q’s coding and STEM camp to create and run your own mini games. Throughout the week we will learn some basics of coding and create these exciting games. Campers will also compete to see who can design, build, and withstand numerous test during our STEM activities.
Click here for more information

Camp: Spanish Camp – “Around the World”
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming 30041
Dates: July 16 – 20
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 5 -10 year old
Cost: $215 per week
Description: Our great learning environment offers lots of fun to those children that want to learn Spanish during the summer. The camp is hands-on and totally immersed in the Latin American Culture. The children will learn the basic vocabulary and expressions related to the theme of the camp. They will do activities such as dances, songs, fun games, and craft. On Thursday the kids will water Day then on Friday the children will enjoy braking our traditional piñata created by the students, and pizza for lunch.
Click here for more information

Camp: Fun Kids Art Camp
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming 30041
Dates: July 16 – 20
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 5 -8 year old
Cost: $150
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Camp: Pinecrest Paladin Basketball Camp
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming 30041
Dates: July 16 – 20
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: K – 8th grade
Cost: $185 per week
Description: The Pinecrest Academy varsity boys basketball coaching staff and varsity boys and girls players are hosting our Pinecrest Academy Basketball camp. Each day includes an emphasis on footwork, ball handling, shooting and fun. We will have daily skills contests and live 3on3 and 5on5 game experience. Players will be grouped by age and ability. This will be a great place for players looking to develop skills to participate in competitive games, and will be an environment where kids can come and have fun with new friends.
Click here for more information

Camp: Moana Dance Camp
Location: Cumming Dance Academy, 419 Tribble Gap Road
CummingGA 30040
Dates: July 16th – 20th
Times: 2 yrs old: 9am-10:30am, 3 yrs old: 10:30am-12pm, or 4 years old: 9am-12pm 
Ages: 2-4 years old (boys and girls welcome)
Cost: 1 1/2 hour camp $150 or 3 hour camp $200
Description: Come move your feet to the island beat at our Moana-inspired luau dance camp! Crafts, Snacks, & Dancing! The week-long fun culminates with a mini-showcase for family & friends.
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Camp: Trolls Camp
Location: Cumming Dance Academy, 419 Tribble Gap Road
CummingGA 30040
Dates:
July 16-20
Times: 1-4pm
Ages: 5-7 years old
Cost: $200
Description: Put your hair in the air like you just don’t care! Sing, dance and be happy in our Trolls-inspired dance camp! The week-long fun culminates with a mini-showcase for family & friends.
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Camp: Multi-Sport Camp With i9 Sports
Location: Windermere Lodge, 4444 Front Nine Dr. Cumming, Ga. 30041
Dates: July 16-20
Times: Full day (9-3pm) or Half day (9-12pm)
Ages: 5-12 years old
Cost: Full day $210/Half day $160
Description: Youth Flag Football, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball
Click here for more information – half day or full day

Camp: Footprints Mini Summer Camp – Under the Sea
Location: Footprints Dance – 4335 Bethelview Rd Ste 108, Cumming, GA
Dates: July 16-20
Times: 9am -12pm
Ages:  2-6 years old
Cost: $175 per dancer ($75 per additional siblings)
Description: Get ready for a week of Faith, Fun and Footprints! This summer camp will incorporate dynamic daily devotions, crafts, dance games, Ballet, Tumbling, Story Time and MUCH MUCH MORE! The week of fun will end a parent presentation and demonstration of everything the dancers have learned all week!
Click here for more information

Camp: Footprints Mini Summer Camp – Nothing But Ballet
Location: Footprints Dance – 4335 Bethelview Rd Ste 108, Cumming, GA
Dates: July 16 – 20
Times: 12pm – 3pm
Ages:  7-18 years old
Cost: $175 per dancer ($75 per additional siblings)
Description: Let the incredible Miss. Taylor encompass you in a fun filled and faith driven Ballet only dance camp! You will learn new technique, fine tune existing skills and learn variations! Daily devotions will also occur every day! Please pack a lunch and a snack!
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Camp: Makers Gonna Make Camp: Winter in July
Location: Pinspiration Georgia, 5806 South Vickery Street, Suite J11 & J12, Cumming, GA 30040
Dates: July 16-20
Times: 9-noon
Ages: 5-12 years old
Cost: $45 per child per day ($200 per week)
Description: During Summer Camp we will keep the kids nice and busy while you work, shop and get stuff done! Every day of camp has a different theme and matching DIY Pinterest craft and activities. At Pinspiration’s camp, boy/girl campers ages 5+ learn to build their own Pinterest-inspired project. We don’t have one particular project each day but, rather, let the kids choose from a variety of fun do-it-yourself theme (Pinterest-inspired) options. The main project choice is something more substantial, such as the project in the “Kids Makers” section of the website. In addition, the campers will create several smaller projects each day. The camp is wildly popular, award-winning and child-focused. We tend to keep class sizes small so we get a ton accomplished and the kids have a lot of fun.
Click here for more information

Camp: Kids Fest – Spy School
Location: Fusion Gymnastics – 5335 Lake Pointe Center Drive, Cumming
Dates: July 16 – 20
Times: 9am -3pm
Cost: $160
Description: At Fusion Summer Camp kids will enjoy action packed fun with our weekly themes perfect for both boys and girls.  With a new and exciting theme every week, Summer Camp will never get boring.  While campers are being challenged with fun activities and games, our coaches are sneaking in education and fitness.  Each day campers will participate in fun fitness activities to keep their bodies strong.  Plus we’ll have educational activities to keep their brains strong during the break from school.  Healthy minds, healthy bodies, and happy kids.
Click here for more information

Camp: Youth Wood and Canvas Projects
Location: AR Workshop Milton, 12640 Crabapple Road Suite 240
Milton, Georgia 30004
Dates: July 16-19
Times: 9:30am-12pm
Age: 8-14 years old
Cost: $160
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Camp: Jae Bird’s Craft Camp
Location: AR Workshop Milton, 12640 Crabapple Road Suite 240
Milton, Georgia 30004
Dates: July 16-19
Times: 9am-12pm
Age: 7-15 years old
Cost: $150
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Camp: Jae Bird’s Craft Camp
Location: AR Workshop Milton, 12640 Crabapple Road Suite 240
Milton, Georgia 30004
Dates: July 16-19
Times: 1pm-4pm
Age: 7-15 years old
Cost: $150
Click here for more information

Camp: Karate Summer Camp
Location: Cumming Martial Arts – 5890 Bethelview Rd, Cumming 30040
Dates: July 16 – 20
Times: 8:30am – 2pm
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $175 (before May 1st) $195 (after May 1st)
Click here for more information 

Camp:  Handwriting BootCamp
Location: OT Bus/McGinnis Woods Country Day School – 5368 Faircroft Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30005
Dates: July 16– 19
Times: 1:30-3pm
Ages: Rising First & Second Graders
Cost: $325
Click here for more information 

Week of July 23


Camp: Multi-Sport Camp With i9 Sports
Location: Windermere Lodge, 4444 Front Nine Dr. Cumming, Ga. 30041
Dates: July 23-27
Times: Full day (9-3pm) or Half day (9-12pm)
Ages: 5-12 years old
Cost: Full day $210/Half day $160
Description: Youth Flag Football, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball
Click here for more information – half day or full day

Camp: Footprints Mini Summer Camp – Company Intensive
Location: Footprints Dance – 4335 Bethelview Rd Ste 108, Cumming, GA
Dates: July 26 – 28
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages:  7-18 years old
Cost: $300 per dancer
Description: Have you been interested in joining the Footprints Company? This is your starting point! Join BRAND NEW guest instructors and your Footprints Faculty Favorites in this intense “boot camp.” Students will be taking Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Acrobatics. This camp is REQUIRED for all students auditioning for the 2018-2019 Footprints Company. MUST BE REGISTERED BY JUNE 1st! No early bird discounts apply to this camp.
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Camp: Makers Gonna Make Camp: Magical Creature Week
Location: Pinspiration Georgia, 5806 South Vickery Street, Suite J11 & J12, Cumming, GA 30040
Dates: July 23-27
Times: 9-noon
Ages: 5-12 years old
Cost: $45 per child per day ($200 per week)
Description: During Summer Camp we will keep the kids nice and busy while you work, shop and get stuff done! Every day of camp has a different theme and matching DIY Pinterest craft and activities. At Pinspiration’s camp, boy/girl campers ages 5+ learn to build their own Pinterest-inspired project. We don’t have one particular project each day but, rather, let the kids choose from a variety of fun do-it-yourself theme (Pinterest-inspired) options. The main project choice is something more substantial, such as the project in the “Kids Makers” section of the website. In addition, the campers will create several smaller projects each day. The camp is wildly popular, award-winning and child-focused. We tend to keep class sizes small so we get a ton accomplished and the kids have a lot of fun.
Click here for more information 

Camp: Kids Fest – Super Hero Academy
Location: Fusion Gymnastics – 5335 Lake Pointe Center Drive, Cumming
Dates: July 23-27
Times: 9am -3pm
Cost: $170
Description: At Fusion Summer Camp kids will enjoy action packed fun with our weekly themes perfect for both boys and girls.  With a new and exciting theme every week, Summer Camp will never get boring.  While campers are being challenged with fun activities and games, our coaches are sneaking in education and fitness.  Each day campers will participate in fun fitness activities to keep their bodies strong.  Plus we’ll have educational activities to keep their brains strong during the break from school.  Healthy minds, healthy bodies, and happy kids.
Click here for more information

Camp: Youth Wood and Canvas Projects
Location: AR Workshop Milton, 12640 Crabapple Road Suite 240
Milton, Georgia 30004
Dates: July 23-26
Times: 1:30-4pm
Age: 8-14 years old
Cost: $160
Click here for more information

Week of July 30

Camp: Makers Gonna Make Camp: Famous Artists Week
Location: Pinspiration Georgia, 5806 South Vickery Street, Suite J11 & J12, Cumming, GA 30040
Dates: July 30-August 3
Times: 9-noon
Ages: 5-12 years old
Cost: $45 per child per day ($200 per week)
Description: During Summer Camp we will keep the kids nice and busy while you work, shop and get stuff done! Every day of camp has a different theme and matching DIY Pinterest craft and activities. At Pinspiration’s camp, boy/girl campers ages 5+ learn to build their own Pinterest-inspired project. We don’t have one particular project each day but, rather, let the kids choose from a variety of fun do-it-yourself theme (Pinterest-inspired) options. The main project choice is something more substantial, such as the project in the “Kids Makers” section of the website. In addition, the campers will create several smaller projects each day. The camp is wildly popular, award-winning and child-focused. We tend to keep class sizes small so we get a ton accomplished and the kids have a lot of fun.
Click here for more information 

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Corduroy: Beloved Bear Rocks Early Literacy Program For Families

Corduroy: Beloved Bear Rocks Early Literacy Program For Families

Corduroy, the lovable bear from a series of popular children’s books, will visit the Cumming Library at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 2 for Leap into Literacy: Corduroy ROCKS!, a program designed to help parents and caregivers prepare their preschoolers for success in kindergarten.

Admission to the event is free and will include a light breakfast, Corduroy-themed stories and songs in English and Spanish, a puppet show designed just for preschoolers, and crafts that children of all ages can make.

“Throughout the event, we’ll demonstrate five simple techniques to help young children develop early literacy and language skills. We hope parents and caregivers will see how simple it is to incorporate these ideas into their everyday routines at home,” explains Programming Manager Tracy Walker.

Children and families who stay to meet Corduroy at the end of the event will also get a tour of the children’s section, including bilingual and language learning books and CD read-alongs, as well as computers and tablets with early literacy apps and games.

“Our goal with Leap into Literacy is to help families understand the importance of encouraging early literacy skills starting in infancy. It’s never too early to start reading to and talking with your child and these simple things do so much to support their growing language skills,” explains Programming Manager Tracy Walker.

Leap into Literacy is presented by Forsyth County Public Library, Forsyth County Schools, Georgia Highlands Medical Services, and Literacy Forsyth. Corduroy ROCKS! is the third event to be held in the county since the program began in December 2017 at Georgia Highlands Medical Plaza.

For more information about Leap into Literacy or other similar programs, please visit www.forsythpl.org.

Local Music Store Named to Top 100

Music Authority in Cumming, Georgia Named One of the Top 100 Music Stores in the World

Music Authority in Cumming has been named a Top 100 Dealer by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), the global association of music products and music retailers. The award honors retail music dealers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their stores, neighborhoods and customers, and share in a vision to create a more musical world through their local communities. The award will be presented at the industry’s annual mid-year gathering, Summer NAMM, on Friday, June 29 in Nashville, Tennessee.

This is our fourth year being named to the Top 100, says Music Authority owner Melissa Loggins. It’s an honor to be a part of such an outstanding group of music stores. This award is a testament to consistent performance, drive to continue to provide better service to our community, and a reflection on the hundreds of families who are part of The Music Authority Family.

Dubbed the ‘retail Oscars’ by Music Inc. magazine, NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer Awards spotlight the industry’s very best music product retailers. To determine the list, an independent panel of judges reviewed hundreds of submissions that are rated across categories that include customer service, music advocacy, store design, and promotions and are scored in accordance to determine the Top 100 list.

In addition to its honor as a Top 100 Dealer, Music Authority will be in consideration to receive a “Best Of” award in one of seven categories: Customer Service, Emerging Dealer/Rookie of the Year, Store Design, Marketing and Sales Promotion, Online Engagement, Store Turnaround, and one recipient will be honored with the Music Makes a Difference award. The coveted Dealer of the Year award will go to one of the recipients in the aforementioned categories.

To learn more about Music Authority, please visit: www.musicauthorityinc.com, check out Music Authority on social media, or visit Music Authority at 123 Merchants Square, Cumming, Georgia.

To learn more about NAMM and the Top 100 Dealer Awards, please visit: https://www.namm.org/summer/2017/top-dealer-awards


About NAMM
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of approximately10,300 Member companies located in more than 104 countries. For more information about NAMM or the proven benefits of making music, interested parties can visit www.namm.org, call 800-767-NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Introducing The New Vickery Village Farmers Market

vickery village farmers market

Introducing The New Vickery Village Farmers Market

We are so excited to announce a NEW Farmers Market in Forsyth County! Vickery Village Farmers Market opened on May 17th. This new fabulous Farmers Market is held every Thursday from 10am to 1pm in the Vickery Village Courtyard (5855 South Vickery Street, Cumming, GA 30040) until October 11th. Please note – This event is rain or shine.

{Also, as an added tip from me to you – you will want to go on the early side (closer to 10am) because it possible farmers might sell out of their products.}

  • What: Vickery Village Farmers Market
  • When: Every Thursday from 10am-1pm (May 17 to October 11)
  • Where: Vickery Village Courtyard – 5855 South Vickery Street, Cumming, GA 30040
  • Good To Know: If possible come early for the biggest selection. And stop by the Bramberi Farms booth to pick up your free Vickery Village Farmers Market recyclable shopping tote. Limited to the first 150 customers!

vickery village farmers market

Vickery Village Farmers Market Mission

The mission of the Vickery Village Farmers Market is to provide access to fresh, high quality, locally-produced and healthy food products to the local community. All products offered at the market will be produced by local farmers and vendors and grown or produced using
organic practices to the extent feasible.

The market standard incorporates the principles embodied under the Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) guidelines. Farmers that have received their CNG certification or USDA Organic certification will be given preference as well as those located in Forsyth County and within a 50 mile radius of Vickery Village.

To keep up with upcoming events, check out their facebook page – Vickery Village Farmers Market.

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Participating Farmers

If you are anything like me, then you want to know who will be there and what will they be carrying? Below you will find a preliminary list of the farmers that are planned to be there. Also, you should know that this list will continue to grow and as it does, we will add more farmers.

We grow vegetables, herbs and fruits with nutrient density as our goal. We focus on utilizing natural methods of agriculture that establish and build soil.

All of our products are organic and free from toxins and harmful chemicals. Each recipe is hand crafted in our very own kitchen. We ensure that you’ll experience joy from trying our products.

Growing fruits and vegetables for our community using organic practices and sustainable methods.

At Bramberi Farm we are dedicated to the production of Naturally Grown Berries, managing the crops and the entirety of the farm with sustainable agricultural practices.  Our Berry Production Practices have been accepted as Certified Naturally Grown to ensure you get the most wholesome berries on the Market.

Hydroponically grown lettuce greens including but not limited to Baby Kale, Cilantro, Bibb Lettuce, Baby Romaine, Spring Mix, Basil & Arugula. 

We bake yeast breads, sweet breads, muffins, cookies, cinnamon rolls, brownies, dips, using all natural or organic ingredients. We mill our most of our grains and some of our products are gluten free.

Cane Creek Farm produces a wide variety of fruits and vegetables throughout the year. With a focus on supplying seasonal produce to local families and restaurants, we offer strawberries and lettuces in the spring; squash, eggplants, and tomatoes in the summer

Leilani’s Gardens grows year round produce from cool weather vegetables to warm season vegetables. We also grow flowers like annuals, perennials, containers, herbs, succulents.

We provide fresh seafood to the Atlanta area and North Georgia Mountains. Straight from the coastal waters to your table! Some of the seafood you might expect to see available is black grouper, bay scallops, clams, catfish, mahi mahi, red snapper and much more!

We carry all kinds of gluten free baked goods that you wouldn’t know are gluten free!

At Great Harvest, we specialize in baking with whole grains including Montana Red, Summer White, Spelt, Rye, Durum and Kamut. Whole grains are a true super food offering the greatest nutritional bang for the bite. And we’re experts at making our whole grain bread taste phenomenal.

Sausage World’s entire menu of handcrafted artisan sausages includes something for everyone. From Argentine Chorizo Criollo to Swedish Korv Potato to Vegan Burger, we have an international flavor to spice up your menu. Endless possibilities begin with Sausage World! Our line of artisan-made products can be used in creating an assortment of gourmet meals. From appetizers to main dishes, Sausage World products deliver the quality and freshness you need to create delicious dishes.

Students Say “Libraries Rock!” With New Summer Reading Prizes

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Students Say “Libraries Rock!” With New Summer Reading Prizes

Schools and librarians are working hard this month to help students prevent the dreaded “summer slide,” by encouraging them to register for the Summer Reading Fun program at Forsyth County Public Library.

Studies show that reading over the summer can help students retain more of what they learned during the school year and perform better when school starts again in August. A study from Dominican University even suggests that children who participate in summer reading programs have better reading scores by the end of third grade than students who did not participate.

“We even encourage preschoolers who can’t yet read independently to sign up and track the books that parents and caregivers read with them because it helps the child acquire early literacy skills and it sets them up for success when they get to kindergarten,” says Programming Manager Tracy Walker.

Over the last month, the library’s youth services team visited local preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools to lead assembly programs and talk with students about exciting changes to the summer reading program. This year’s summer reading theme is “Libraries ROCK!,” making for some very musical – and often hilarious – stories, skits, and puppet shows.

“Summer Reading in Forsyth has changed dramatically this year and the response we’ve already heard from students, teachers, and even parents, has been wonderful,” says Walker.

Instead of paper-based reading trackers, the library adopted new software that allows patrons to track their reading online. Rather than choosing one book for setting and reaching a summer reading goal, patrons can now earn points to exchange for new books, as well as a variety of other prizes.

“We want to encourage our patrons to read, but our new program also appeals to different learning styles and inspires extended learning in music, art, languages, physical activity, and helping others. These are all things you can do or learn about – for free – at the library,” adds Walker.

Registration for the summer reading program is open now on the library’s website at www.forsythpl.organd patrons of all ages are welcome to sign up, earn points, and win prizes.

When readers in preschool and grades K – 12 reach 100, 250, and 500 points, they can choose from such prizes as a small Frosty from Wendy’s, an action pass from Stars & Strikes, a Laser Quest pass, a new book, or other prizes while supplies last. Upon reaching 500 points, these participants are also entered in random drawings for such grand prizes as an eReader, Horseback Riding Adventures from Gold City Corral, Urban Escape Games passes, or a mountain bike or cruiser bike donated by Zaxby’s.

Adults who reach 500 points can enjoy the prize-winning fun, too. Adult readers will be entered in random drawings for one of several grand prize gift baskets, theater and movie tickets, services from local businesses, and eReaders.

Library leaders have been building relationships with sponsors and soliciting donations since January. Their work is evident in the nearly $30,000 worth of prize donations received from 34 local businesses and book donations from the FCPL Friends & Advocates, the non-profit organization that operates the Friends Bookstores inside the Cumming, Post Road, and Sharon Forks Libraries.

“We’re very fortunate to have a community that believes so strongly in the power of education and the importance of literacy that they’re willing to contribute so generously to the summer reading program. We’re grateful for the support we’ve received from each of our donors and sponsors,” says Walker.

Aside from registering for summer reading, it’s become a tradition for families to begin the summer with with the library’s series of Summer Reading Kick-Off Carnivals.

The Cumming Library’s Carnival will be held at the library on Wednesday, May 30 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and will feature performances from Cameron’s One-Man Circus and balloon art from Once Upon a Fiesta, in addition to kid-friendly carnival games and prizes.

The fun continues on Thursday, May 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as the Hampton Park Library’s Carnival also celebrates the start of summer with circus performances, balloon art, and games.

Once again the Post Road and Sharon Forks Libraries are teaming up to present a Kick-Off Carnival on Friday, June 1 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Forsyth Conferece Center, 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Cumming. The event will include two family-friendly acrobatic performances by Barely Balanced, plus Mr. Michael from The Learning Groove will appear in concert at 5:00 p.m.

Admission to each of the Summer Reading Kick-Off Carnivals is free and all ages are welcome to attend. Space at the acrobatic and concert performances will be limited and early arrival is recommended.

Following the Kick-Off Carnivals, Forsyth’s libraries will present more than 400 programs before school starts again in August.

“There’s something for patrons of all ages at each of our libraries year round, but especially this summer,” explains Walker. “We’ve got a new summer book club for parents of elementary and middle school students and local celebrity angler Ken Sturdivant is teaching a series of eight classes on fishing in Lake Lanier. We’ve scheduled musical performances and art programs for children and adults, special events just for tweens and teens, plus we’ve gone all-out with the storytimes and science-based programs our young patrons love.”

Walker encourages patrons to pick up a Summer Program Guide for their preferred library branch, or check the library’s online events calendar to sort and view programs by age and location.

For more information or to register for Summer Reading Fun, please visitwww.forsythpl.org.


Summer Things To Do In Forsyth County

Events at the Forsyth County libraries are part of our “65 Days of Summer” e-book. Download your copy right here – 65 Days of Summer.

Tips From The Cole Team: Easy Home Updates Potential Buyers will Love

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Tips From The Cole Team: Easy Home Updates Potential Buyers will Love

Not only is selling your home a daunting task, but preparing your home to sell is a huge undertaking. However, there are little changes that can make a huge impact on potential buyers, and can even increase the value of your home! Here are a few that you should do right now.

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1. Start On The Street

An approachable home can make all the difference! A few things to consider doing at a street level: wash the entire exterior, touch up any paint that has weathered over time, remove any overgrown plants and weeds, mow the lawn, and consider adding hardware such as a door knocker or updated numbers to really add that extra “oomph.”

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2. Turn To The Kitchen And Bathrooms

Now is the time to deep clean the areas you may have been avoiding. Repainting adds ambiance and brightens up any room. Not sure what color to pick? Architectural Digest has a list of 10 best bathroom paint colors to help you decide. Adding new tile and changing cabinet hardware can also make a huge impact. This will give these spaces a luxurious, sleek, and modern feel at a low cost! If you have more time on your hands, consider painting your kitchen cabinets. Architectural Digest also provides paint color & design inspiration to take your kitchen “from cookie cutter to high style.”

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3. Let There Be Light!

A huge factor for buyers is natural light and ambiance. Deep clean and open up your windows to provide fresh air and light—creating instant space.

Don’t have natural light? You can add fixtures such as floor, table, and ceiling lights. Remember to purchase high quality LED bulbs that are consistent throughout the entire home. Adding mirrors can also be a huge help to amplify the light in any room.


More About the Cole Team:

Cole TeamThe Cole Team, Meriellen Cole Arenz and Stephanie Cole Patterson, is a full-time mother/ daughter led team with over 45 years of experience dedicated to tenaciously protecting their client’s interests. They epitomize integrity, energy, hard work, and creative service in every detail of a real estate transaction. They have earned respect in the North Atlanta community not only for their unparalleled professional track record and high ethical standards but for being an honest, hard working team that does absolutely everything in their power to ensure their client’s success. They have worked in every aspect of the industry representing sellers, buyers, and investors in the residential market. To learn more about this mother/daughter team, watch this video.

Connect with the Cole Team online: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Phone: 770.316.3110

Piney Grove Middle School Students Give Back

G3, Day of Giving, Christmas Lights ETC

Piney Grove Middle School Students Pack Cookies for Troops, Make Jewelry for Africa, in “G3” Event at Christmas Lights, Etc

Piney Grove Middle School students boxed up over 6,000 cookies to ship to U.S. troops overseas at the annual Treat the Troops cookie pack held at the headquarters of Christmas Lights, Etc in conjunction with Piney Grove’s “Grizzly Great Day of Giving,” or G3. Students also prepared beads to be turned into jewelry and sold in support of Just One Africa.

Each year Alpharetta-based online retailer Christmas Lights, Etc opens up its 100,000-square-foot headquarters and distribution facility to students and parent volunteers participating in Piney Grove’s G3, an annual event in which students fan out into the community to perform acts of service.

Since 2013, this has involved Treat the Troops, a nonprofit dedicated to packing and shipping cookies, treats, cards and letters to U.S. troops stationed outside the country. The “Southern Style” (Georgia) chapter of Treat the Troops, headquartered in Cumming, Ga., is the third largest chapter in the United States.

This year for the first time the event also featured students cleaning and preparing beads made from recycled paper, purchased from Maasai women in Kenya, that will be made into jewelry and sold to raise funds for Just One Africa. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Just One Africa is a nonprofit devoted to providing care for orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya. It was co-founded by the parents of a former Piney Grove student.

“We’re so appreciative of Christmas Lights, Etc opening up their facilities to give our students the opportunity to get involved in the work of these wonderful organizations,” said Pam Pajerski, Principal of Piney Grove. “This is such an important lesson for our students to learn: that even one person can make a positive difference in the world, and many people working together can make a big difference.”

Christmas Lights, Etc plans to continue its support of Piney Grove’s Grizzly Great Day of Giving and encourages other local businesses to get involved both with G3 and with Treat the Troops and Just One Africa.

“These organizations do invaluable work in making the lives of people around the world better,” said Chris Miller, Co-Owner of Christmas Lights, Etc. “Whether it’s our troops protecting lives in faraway countries, or vulnerable children in Kenya, the needs are great. We are proud to join with Piney Grove Middle School in supporting the organizations that help meet those needs.”


About Treat The Troops

Treat The Troops (http://www.treatthetroops.org) is a non-profit organization dedicated to letting deployed American military personnel know that people at home are remembering them. Treat the Troops sends home-baked cookies and other comfort items, along with a note of thanks, to the troops via the U.S. Postal Service.

About Just One Africa

Just One Africa (http://justoneafrica.org) is a non-profit organization dedicated to caring for orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya by providing access to clean water and by partnering with local leaders to provide sustainable solutions which create hope through care, education, and community development.

About Christmas Lights, Etc

Christmas Lights, Etc (https://www.christmaslightsetc.com) is the most shopped online Christmas lights store in America. Founded in 2000, Christmas Lights, Etc features thousands of quality lights, trees, greenery and decor. Christmas Lights, Etc is a three-time INC. 5000 company, an ENERGY STAR partner, and a supplier of residential and commercial Christmas lighting, Christmas decor and Christmas trees.

The Impact Of Occupational Therapy And Cerebral Palsy

The Impact Of Occupational Therapy And Cerebral Palsy

As the month of April begins to draw to a close, I can’t help but feel a certain responsibility to shed light on something that has been a part of my life since I was an infant—occupational therapy. Because I am a teenage girl living with Cerebral Palsy, I have endured quite a few doctors appointments, surgeries, and therapy sessions, but I have to admit that my time doing occupational therapy has been one of the most rewarding of the bunch.

Occupational therapy, according to dictionary.com, is a form of therapy in which patients are encouraged to engage in vocational tasks or expressive activities, as art or dance, usually in a social setting; however, to me, it is so much more. It is getting to know one of the most incredible people in the world, someone I have been in contact with for all of my life, and someone who I know will always have my best interest at heart: my occupational therapist. It is being forced to do such grueling tasks that, by the end of a session, I feel as if my body wants to give up on me. It is being faced with the harsh reality that I am not as independent as I think I am and working through the proper steps to get me to where I need to be. For me and so many others, occupational therapy is learning, growing, struggling, and succeeding until you feel as if you are ready to finally spread your wings and fly and then doing it all over again.So, this month, I want to personally thank a group of people who make not only my life, but also the lives of millions of others, better because of occupational therapy.

Thank you to all of the incredible occupational therapists—past, present, and future. Congratulations! You made it through all those grueling years of school, and now, you’re here, making the world a better place. You all have hearts that are bigger than anyone could possibly imagine, and we are all so lucky to have the opportunity to grow up around you or watch you change lives. The way that you love us, your patients, or the way that you love what you do is truly inspiring, and we couldn’t ask for anyone better to spend our time with. Thank you for all those times you’ve forced us to tie our shoes, make our own food, button up clothes, or live our own lives: we have grown because of it. Overall, thank you for making us better people and shaping our lives from the very beginning (for some of us, at least); we couldn’t accomplish what we do now without you.

Occupational therapy, as you can probably tell by now, is not an easy job to hold. It will not always be easy, and it will not always be fun, but I’m telling you from the perspective of a long-time patient, it is so worth it. The impact you make is priceless, and I can’t even begin to express my gratitude for all of the times you could have given up, but didn’t. You are truly an amazing group of people.

So, in the future, I would like to encourage you all to keep smiling, keep encouraging, keep laughing, keep dancing, and keep changing the lives of your patients. Some of my memories from OT have been the best times of my 18 years, and I so desperately want that experience for someone else. Be the people that begin those amazing memories.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for all you do, have done, and will do.

Happy Occupational Therapy Month! All the love from a girl who has been greatly impacted and changed by her OT, Morgan Champion


Morgan Champion is an ambitious North Forsyth High School senior who believes in the power of serving others, reaching for her dreams, and having a positive attitude—no matter her circumstances. Besides writing for “Cumming Local,” Morgan enjoys volunteering at her church, at the Forsyth County Peer Court, and at various clubs and organizations throughout her school.

To read more about Morgan and our other contributing writers, click here

Summer Day-Ventures at Pinot’s Palette

Summer Day-Ventures at Pinot’s Palette

How does 3 hours of screen-free creativity where children can explore the artist within and learn new painting techniques in a pressure-free environment sound? I’d say it sounds pretty fabulous to me! Pinot’s Palette Summer Day-Ventures are designed for children 5-11 years old, though siblings are very welcome to join in the fun as we create a painting, craft project and play games based on the theme of the day. They plan a craft and games based on same/similar themes to challenge the campers to keep thinking creatively. There’s a theme for every week and a new painting each day. All art supplies provided. You are welcome to sign up for a day, two days or three days!

This year they have also added an Early Bird Special for signing up for an entire set of sessions. If you signup before May 15th using the Early Bird links listed in the registration section, you get a substantial discount over 3 sessions!

Weekly Themes & Dates:

Multi-Day Discount

For 2 day signups, please use Discount Code SUMCJC218 to get $5 off per session. for 3-day signups, please use Discount Code SUMCJC318 to get $7 off per session. These codes are NOT stackable with early bird pricing. They are intended for use when signing up for individual sessions.

Have questions? Please contact our studio (770.783.1783 or johnscreek@pinotspalette.com) anytime!


Pinot’s Palette opened for business on May 6, 2009. Our first location was a cozy, local studio in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston, TX. Being a new concept, we started small, with the hopes of hosting a wine and painting class three nights a week.

Before long, word spread, and now we have paint and sip franchise locations from coast to coast and internationally.

Together, we’ve created over one million paintings with our customers. And while we haven’t counted the corks, our guests have enjoyed plenty of wine with friends along the way.

We love being your go-to spot to relax, unwind and let loose. From date nights to birthdays and bachelorette parties, our paint parties are a unique way to celebrate all of life’s special moments – even if the occasion is just called “Friday.”

Connect with Pinot’s Palette Online: Website | Facebook

Local Artist Teams With Stipe Studio To Present “Word Power”

Local Artist Teams With Stipe Studio To Present “Word Power”

Local acting studio, Stipe Studio, located in Vickery Village, has teamed up with Marlene Dickinson, a Georgia resident, performing artist and writer of “Word Power” to present this musical on stage for the first time. Forsyth residents and others will have the opportunity to see this show performed live this weekend at Vickery Village.

Friday, April 27 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 28 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Stipe Studio students will perform “Word Power” at the Phase Shop at Vickery Village. “Word Power” is a faith-based musical on the power of our words. This brand-new production packs a great message through song, dance and storytelling.

“I want to use art to get people to think about topics we should stop and reflect on. Using our words responsibly is an example of just being a kind human. Our words – both good and bad – can stick to people for years to come, so I thought a musical on this theme would impact children and adults in a good way – a way that we can consider what exactly we are leaving with people using our spoken words.” – Marlene Dickinson

Dickinson and Stipe Studio are presenting this show at a time when words are so easily thrown around – on social media, emails and spoken communication. Every day, people are impacted by the use of someone else’s words, whether it be negative or positive. It’s an important lesson for all to learn that words have the power to help or harm. With the “Word Power” musical, Stipe Studios is hoping to empower kids both in the show and all those in the audience to pay attention to the words coming out of their “mouths.”

The upbeat 45-minute musical comedy will be performed at The Phase Shop, 5756 North South Vickery Street, Cumming, GA 30040, Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28. For tickets and more information, visit www.stipestudio.com.

Purchase your tickets by clicking here

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