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2017 Summer Camps in Forsyth County & Cumming GA

2017 Summer Camps in Forsyth County & Cumming GA

We’re compiling our list of 2017 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 2017 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:

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 29th

Camp: NIKE Basketball Camp (Boys)
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: May 30th – June 2nd
Times: 9am -3pm
Ages: 9-15
Cost: $245
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.
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Camp: Emoji Ninja Warrior
Location: Dojo – Vickery Village
Dates: May 30th – June 2nd
Cost: $150
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Camp: Samples Dojo Summer Camps
Location: Samples Dojo – 1735 Buford Hwy, Cumming, GA 30041
Dates: May 30th – August 3rd
Times: 7:30am – 5:45pm
Ages: K- 5th grade
Cost: $180 per week
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Week of June 5th

music authority

Camp: Rock Camp – Punk Revolution
Location: Music Authority – 123 Merchants Square, Cumming 30040
Dates: June 5th – 9th
Times: 9am -2pm
Ages: 10-18
Cost: $400
Description: Have you ever wanted to rock out like your favorite band? Now’s your chance! Be treated like a VIP- meet your band, learn your songs, practice performance, hang out in the green-room before the concert, rock out under the lights in a 275 seat venue, and learn from the pros. It’s the coolest camp in Atlanta!
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Camp: Superheroes, Stage Combat & Stunt Training Drama Camp with Forefront Arts Children’s Theatre
Location: Hamilton Mill Christian Church – 3809 Sardis Church Road
Buford, Georgia 30519
Dates:  June 5th – 9th
Times: 9am-3pm
Ages: 4-14 (prek4 – rising 8th)
Cost: $135-225 (half or full day options) *Save $10 when you enter CUMMINGLOCAL in the comments section of the registration form through May 1st (cannot be combined with other discounts)*
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Camp: Superheroes, Stage Combat & Stunt Training Drama Camp with Forefront Arts Children’s Theatre
Location: Johns Creek Presbyterian Church – 10950 Bell Road
Johns Creek, Georgia 30097
Dates:  June 5th – 9th
Times: 9am-3pm
Ages: 4-14 (prek4 – rising 8th)
Cost: $135-225 (half or full day options) *Save $10 when you enter CUMMINGLOCAL in the comments section of the registration form through May 1st (cannot be combined with other discounts)*
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Camp: Make ‘Em Laugh: Comedic Acting, Improv, & Sketch Comedy with Forefront Arts Children’s Theatre
Location: Johns Creek Presbyterian Church – 10950 Bell Road
Johns Creek, Georgia 30097
Dates:  June 5th – 9th
Times: 9am-3pm
Ages: 8-14
Cost: $225 *Save $10 when you enter CUMMINGLOCAL in the comments section of the registration form through May 1st (cannot be combined with other discounts)*
Description: Every camper will work on comedic monologues, duo scenes, rehearse physical comedy routines like The 3 Stooges and Monty Python, create sketch comedy scenes with larger than life characters, and play tons of improv games! This is your chance to experience the funnest camp week, and perform in the funniest camp show!
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Camp: Spanish Camp (Boys & Girls) “Under the Sea”
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 5th – 9th
Times: 9am – 1pm (Half Day) or 9am -4pm (Full Day)
Ages: 4-10
Cost: $135 (half Day) or $215 (Full Day)
Description: Our great learning environment offers lots of fun to those children that want to learn Spanish during the summer! The camps are hands-on and totally immersed in the Latin American Culture. The children will learn basic expressions, dances, songs, fun games and craft. The children will experience our dynamic and fun native speaking teachers! On Fridays, the children will enjoy breaking our traditional Piñata created by the students and pizza for lunch.
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Camp: The Hogwarts Experience (Boys & Girls)
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 5th – 9th
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 4-10
Cost: $200
Description: “Are you a Harry Potter fan? Have you ever wanted to go to Hogwarts? Well, this is the week for you! The camp is complete with a sorting ceremony, quidditch, duels, and caring for “fantastic beasts.”
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Camp: Coach V’s Sports Performance Camp (Boys & Girls)
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 5th – 9th
Times: 9am -3pm
Ages: 9-15
Cost: $175
Description: This skill development camp is designed for kids to come out and get some conditioning, agility, develop hand and eye coordination and other motor skills. We will work on running, jumping and strength. We will have some fun games, prizes! A t-shirt and cheese pizza each day are included in the registration price. (Please provide your own lunch if your child has any allergies to cheese pizza)
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Camp: Dunwoody Fencing Club Fencing Camp (Boys & Girls)
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 5th – 9th
Times: 9am – Noon
Ages: Rising 6th – 12th grade
Cost: $200
Description: The Fencing camp is great way to get acquainted with fencing, and will include basic and in-depth instruction. This is a great way to learn new skills and practice strategy. The camp is open to rising 6th grade and higher students of any school as well as home schooled students in the same age groups. No experience is necessary and equipment will be provided for new fencers. Experienced fencers are also welcome and can bring their own equipment.
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Camp: Youth Digital’s Mod Design Camp (Boys & Girls)
Location: 
Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates:
 June 5th – 9th
Times: 
9am -4pm
Ages: 
8-14
Cost: 
$400
Description: 
In this camp from Youth Digital, kids learn real JavaTM programming as they design and code their own Minecraft mod from start to finish. Kids can use all their craziest ideas to create their own blocks, items, mobs, and more to add whatever they can think of into Minecraft! A sword made out of Pizza? How about a mob of marshmallow minions? Make it all happen in Mod Design Camp. Kids learn the foundations of JavaTM to create their own totally custom mod! JavaTM is one of the most widely-used programming language in the world and kids will use pro development software Eclipse learn all the fundamentals of coding including instantiation, methods, parameters, loops and more to create their own mod. At the end of camp, kids will walk away with an awesome Minecraft mod that they can download and share with friends! They’ll also be able to access the online version of the course after camp, including video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges so they can keep using their new skills!
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Camp: Rocketry and Aeronautics Camp (Boys & Girls)
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates:
 June 5th – 9th
Times: 
9am -noon
Ages: 
11-15
Cost: 
$125
Description: 
Basic flight and rocketry concepts and skills are taught to build elementary planes and rockets. We then will fly and launch what you build!
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Camp: Robotics Camp (Boys & Girls)
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates:
 June 5th – 9th
Times: 
1pm – 4pm
Ages: 
11-15
Cost: 
$175
Description: 
Build and run robots to complete an obstacle course using VEX Robotics!!
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Camp: Summer Sweeties Weekly Classes 
Location: Cumming Dance Academy – 419 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 7th – July 26th
Times: 10am – 10:45 (for 2 year olds) 10:45am – 11:30am (for 3 year olds)
Ages: 2 or 3 year old
Cost: $90 per session
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Camp: Redstone Medieval Adventures! (Engineering Camp)
Location: Central Park – 2300 Keith Bridge Rd Cumming, GA 30040
Dates:  June 5th – 8th
Times: 9am-noon or 1pm-4pm
Ages: 3rd – 8th grade
Cost: $185
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Camp: Karate Summer Camp 
Location: Cumming Martial Arts – 5890 Bethelview Rd, Cumming 30040
Dates: June 5th – 9th
Times: 9am – 2pm
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $175 (before May 1st) $195 (after May 1st)
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Camp: Nerfcraft
Location: Dojo – Vickery Village
Dates: June 5th – 9th
Cost: $180
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Camp: Super Heroes & Princesses
Location: Kidz Therapy Networks – 5050 Research Court, Suite 800
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
Dates: June 5th – 9th
Times: 9am – noon
Ages: 4 – 10 years old
Cost: $275
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Camp: Samples Dojo Summer Camps
Location: Samples Dojo – 1735 Buford Hwy, Cumming, GA 30041
Dates: May 30th – August 3rd
Times: 7:30am – 5:45pm
Ages: K- 5th grade
Cost: $180 per week
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Camp: Pinot’s Palette Day Camp
Location: Pinot’s Palette – 11720 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 175
Johns Creek, Georgia 30097
Dates: June 5th to July 26th (Camps on M, T W every week except week of July 4th. Tween/Teen session on Fridays)
Times: 10am – 1pm (Tween/Teen sessions are 3pm-5pm)
Ages: 6 – 12 years old
Cost: $45 per attendee (Use promo code “CLJC17” to get $5 off!)
Details: Welcome to day art-ventures at Pinot’s Palette, featuring different themes each week. Each day will feature a different painting on the theme of the week, a related craft and related games. 3 hours of themed, creative, non-screen fun!
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Week of June 12th

Camp: Mini-Summer Camp – Sizzling Summer Sampler
Location: Footprints – 4335 Bethelview Rd, Cumming
Dates: June 12th – 16th
Times: 9am – Noon
Ages: 2-5
Cost: $110 ($75 for siblings) *10% off when you mention Cumming Local*
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Camp: Recreational Camp – Sizzling Summer Sampler
Location: Footprints – 4335 Bethelview Rd, Cumming
Dates: June 12th – 16th
Times: 9am – Noon
Ages: 6 – 8
Cost: $110 ($75 for siblings) *10% off when you mention Cumming Local*
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Camp: Recreational Camp – Dance Boot Camp ( Leaps & Turns)
Location: Footprints – 4335 Bethelview Rd, Cumming
Dates: June 12th – 16th
Times: Noon to 3pm
Ages: 9 & up
Cost: $110 ($75 for siblings) *10% off when you mention Cumming Local*
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Camp: Performing Arts Company Boot Camp
Location: N-Step Dance Academy – 2623 Peachtree Pkwy #200, Suwanee 30024
Dates: June 12th – 16th
Times: Times vary daily
CostInquire for pricing
Description: A weeklong boot camp being taught by some of the industry’s finest teachers from all over the United States!!
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Camp: Summertime Fun Camp
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 12th – 16th
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 4-10
Cost: $200
Description: A fun filled camp where your child is bound to have a blast! Activities will include playground time, gym games, outdoor hikes, relay races, daily water games, slip and slide, crafts, kid friendly movies and more! Each day we will have an afternoon snack to share – popcorn, snow cones and s’mores. We are going to have a great time making new friends and summertime memories. We hope your child can join us!
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Camp: Drivers Ed (AA Academy of Action Driving School – Boys & Girls)
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 12th – 16th
Times: 9am – 3:30pm
Ages: 14-16
Cost: $450
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.
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Camp: Paladin’s Top Shelf Girls Lacrosse Camp
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 12th – 16th
Times: 9am -5pm
Ages: 3rd grade to 12th grade
Cost: $325
Description: Pinecrest’s all day camps run for 8 hours and include 3 sessions. Players work with experienced professional and collegiate lacrosse players as well as college and high school coaches to improve or learn new skills. The ratio of players to coaches will be 10:1 to ensure expert level coaching. Players are tiered by skill and position to focus on age and skill relevant work to improve their game. Each player will receive a Nike reversible jersey and there will be daily prizes. Lunch will be provided daily and rental equipment will be available upon request.
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Camp: Pinecrest Academy School Summer Band Clinic
Location: 
Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates:
 June 12th – 16th
Times: 
9am -3pm
Ages: 
4th – 8th grade
Cost:
$249 before 4/15 | $279 after 4/15
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. Our special guest clinician is Mr. Josh Tyree, Director of Bands at Liberty Middle School, and author of Superior Sight-Reading, a top resource for teaching students how to become better musical readers.
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Camp: Youth Digital’s Video Game Development Camp (Boys & Girls)
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates:
 June 12th – 16th
Times: 
9am -4pm
Ages: 
8-14
Cost: 
$400
Description: 
In this camp from Youth Digital, kids will create a video game just like they do in real Game Design studios. They will use Unity®, an industry-standard Game Design software, and C#, a professional programming language, to build and code their game from scratch. At the end of camp, kids will have a complete, fully functional game that they can play and share with friends. They will also be able to access the online version of the course after camp, including video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges. As kids code new features in their game, they will learn the most important concepts in programming, including if-then and conditional statements, logical operators, variables, methods, parameters, object types, and loops. They will also learn the fundamental techniques of Game Design, such as navigating and operating within a three-dimensional environment, utilizing prefabs generating custom particles, simulating artificial intelligence, and more. Not only are the kids using professional tools, but the game they make will look professional too, so they will be excited throughout the week as they create just like the pros!
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Camp: Rocketry and Aeronautics Camp (Boys & Girls)
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates:
 June 12th – 16th
Times: 
9am -noon
Ages: 
11-15
Cost: 
$125
Description: 
Basic flight and rocketry concepts and skills are taught to build elementary planes and rockets. We then will fly and launch what you build!
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Camp: Introduction to Engineering (Boys & Girls)
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates:
 June 12th – 16th
Times: 
1pm – 4pm
Ages: 
11-15
Cost: 
$125
Description: 
This is an introduction to basic drafting, sketching, and 3D modeling and design using various tools.
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Camp: Beauty & The Beast
Location: Stipe Studio – 5930 Odell St., Ste 210, Cumming, GA
Dates:
 June 12th – 16th
Times: 
10am-3pm
Ages: 
Middle/High School 
Cost: 
$225
Description:
We are so excited to be directing the classic musical, Beauty & the Beast this summer! In just one week your students will be performing on a professional stage for friends and family!
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Camp: Multi-Sport Summer Camp – Session 1
Location: Windermere Lodge, 4444 Frontnine Drive, Cumming, Ga. 30041
Dates: June 12th – 16th
Times: Full or half day (Full day 9am-3pm, 1/2 Day 9am-12pm)
Ages: 5-12
Cost: Full Day $210 / Half Day $160
Description: Sign up today for fun in the sun at an i9 Sports camp. During each i9 Sports Multi-Sport Camp, your child will enjoy sports like Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Kickball, Swimming and even sliding down the water slides at Windermere Lodge! (swimming/slides for full day campers only). Register Today, Space is limited.
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Camp: Summer Jam
Location: CDA North – 192 Dawson Village Way, Suite 150
Dawsonville, Georgia 30534
Dates: June 12th – 16th
Times: 9am – 12pm
Ages: 5-7
Cost: $200
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Camp: Summer Jam
Location: CDA North – 192 Dawson Village Way, Suite 150
Dawsonville, Georgia 30534
Dates: June 12th – 16th
Times: 1pm – 4pm
Ages: 8-10 years old
Cost: $200
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Camp: Summer Sweeties Weekly Classes 
Location: Cumming Dance Academy – 419 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 7th – July 26th
Times: 10am – 10:45 (for 2 year olds) 10:45am – 11:30am (for 3 year olds)
Ages: 2 or 3 year old
Cost: $90 per session
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Camp: Junior Robotics: Adventure Stories!
Location: Central Park – 2300 Keith Bridge Rd Cumming, GA 30040
Dates:  June 13th – 16th
Times: 10am – NOON
Ages: PreK to 2nd grade
Cost: $150
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Camp: Little Friends Club
Location: Cumming First United Methodist Church – 770 Canton Hwy, Cumming
Dates: June 12th – 14th
Times: 9am – Noon
Ages: 3 (as of 1/1/17) – 5
Cost: $75
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Camp: Art to Heart
Location: Cumming First United Methodist Church – 770 Canton Hwy, Cumming
Dates: June 12th – 16th
Times: 9am – 2pm
Ages: Rising 3rd to Rising 6th grade
Cost: $150
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Camp: Farm Camp
Location: Cumming First United Methodist Church – 770 Canton Hwy, Cumming
Dates: June 12th – 16th
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: Rising 3rd to Rising 6th grade
Cost: $150
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Camp: Summer Challenge Camp
Location: United Futbol Academy Forsyth
Dates: June 12th – 16th
Times: Half Day 9-Noon or Full Day 9am – 4pm
Ages: 5 and up
Cost: Half day $125 / Full Day $200
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Camp: Summer Ball Mystery Camp
Location: United Futbol Academy Forsyth
Dates: June 12th – 16th
Times: 9-Noon
Ages: Rising U9 & Up
Cost: $150
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Camp: Island Princess Camp
Location: Sawnee School Ballet – 433 Canton Hwy, Suite 312
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 12th – 16th
Times: 9:30pm – 12:30pm
Ages: 3-6 years old
Cost: $150 (Mention Cumming Local and receive a free t-shirt)
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Camp: Day Camp
Location: Sawnee School Ballet – 433 Canton Hwy, Suite 312
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 12th – July 21st (Closed July 3rd & 4th)
Times: 9am – 5pm
Ages: 3 & up
Cost: $850 for all 7 weeks, $150 per week, $40 per day (Mention Cumming Local and receive a free t-shirt)
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Camp: Fieldtripalooza 1
Location: Dojo – Vickery Village
Dates: June 12th – 15th
Cost: $220
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Camp: Dustin’s Place
Location: Clarkrange, TN
Dates: June 10th – 16th

Ages: 9 – 30 years old
Cost: $1800
Details: Experiential adventure camp on 200 acre working cattle ranch. Highest level of care of bachelors/masters degreed staff. Each camper has goals that they work towards during this sleep-away camp which improves independence and confidence for campers.
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Camp: Learn To Ride Your Bike
Location: Kidz Therapy Networks – 5050 Research Court, Suite 800
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
Dates: June 12th – 16th
Times: 9am – noon
Ages: 4 – 10 years old
Cost: $275
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Camp: Challenge Island – Monkey Joe’s Combination Camp
Location: Monkey Joe’s – 5055 Post Rd. Cumming
Dates: June 12th – 16th
Times: 9am – noon
Ages: 5-11 years old
Cost: $225
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Camp: Samples Dojo Summer Camps
Location: Samples Dojo – 1735 Buford Hwy, Cumming, GA 30041
Dates: May 30th – August 3rd
Times: 7:30am – 5:45pm
Ages: K- 5th grade
Cost: $180 per week
Click here for more information 

Camp: Pinot’s Palette Day Camp
Location: Pinot’s Palette – 11720 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 175
Johns Creek, Georgia 30097
Dates: June 5th to July 26th (Camps on M, T W every week except week of July 4th. Tween/Teen session on Fridays)
Times: 10am – 1pm (Tween/Teen sessions are 3pm-5pm)
Ages: 6 – 12 years old
Cost: $45 per attendee (Use promo code “CLJC17” to get $5 off!)
Details: Welcome to day art-ventures at Pinot’s Palette, featuring different themes each week. Each day will feature a different painting on the theme of the week, a related craft and related games. 3 hours of themed, creative, non-screen fun!
Click here for more information 

Week of June 19th

music authority

Camp: Rock Camp, Jr.
Location: Music Authority – 123 Merchants Square, Cumming 30040
Dates: June 19th – 20th
Times: 10am -1pm
Ages: 10 and under
Cost: $275
Description: Have you ever wanted to rock out like your favorite band? Now’s your chance! Be treated like a VIP- meet your band, learn your songs, practice performance, hang out in the green-room before the concert, rock out under the lights in a 275 seat venue, and learn from the pros. It’s the coolest camp in Atlanta!
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Camp: Mini-Summer Camp – Mickey, Minnie & Me
Location: Footprints – 4335 Bethelview Rd, Cumming
Dates: June 19th – 23rd
Times: 9am – Noon
Ages: 2-5
Cost: $110 ($75 for siblings) *10% off when you mention Cumming Local*
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Camp: Recreational Camp – Disney Darlings
Location: Footprints – 4335 Bethelview Rd, Cumming
Dates: June 19th – 23rd
Times: 9am – Noon
Ages: 6 – 8
Cost: $110 ($75 for siblings) *10% off when you mention Cumming Local*
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Camp: Recreational Camp – Just Jazzy
Location: Footprints – 4335 Bethelview Rd, Cumming
Dates: June 19th – 23rd
Times: Noon to 3pm
Ages: 9 & up
Cost: $110 ($75 for siblings) *10% off when you mention Cumming Local*
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Camp: Lil’ Luau Dance Camp
Location: N-Step Dance Academy – 2623 Peachtree Pkwy #200, Suwanee 30024
Dates: June 19th – 23rd
Times: 9am – Noon
Ages: 3- 6 (must be potty trained)
Cost: $165 (if registered by 4/15) $175 (after 4/15)
Description: Experience dancing with a luau flare with this ballet, jazz, tumbling, and hip hop camp filled with dancing, games, crafts, and more!!
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Camp: All Day Mini Dance Mania Camp
Location: N-Step Dance Academy – 2623 Peachtree Pkwy #200, Suwanee 30024
Dates: June 19th – 23rd
Times: 9am – 1pm
Ages: 7-10
Cost: $185 (if registered by 4/15) $195 (after 4/15)
Description: Dance your heart out and experience a week of Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, and much more!!
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Camp: “Beauty and the Beast” with Forefront Arts Children’s Theatre
Location: Hamilton Mill Methodist Church – 1450 Pine Road
Dacula, Georgia 30019
Dates: June 19th – 23rd
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 4-14 (prek4-rising 8th)
Cost: $135-$215 (half or full day option) *Save $10 when you enter CUMMINGLOCAL in the comments section of the registration form through May 1st (cannot be combined with other discounts)*
Description: It’s a tale as old as time! Belle, the Beast, Gaston, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs Potts, Chip, and all your other favorite characters from the Disney cartoon movie will be onstage performing this well-known and well-loved fairytale musical in all it’s splendor! Auditions on the first day will determine which camper is cast in which part and we’ll spend the rest of the week rehearsing the show. At the end of the week everyone will combine their talents in big group numbers like Belle and Be Our Guest! Physical & vocal warmups, drama & improv games, creative play & imagination exercises, crafts, playground & outside time, and instruction in the performing arts with professional actors and teaching artists will round out the week as we prepare for our big show on Friday! All levels of experience are welcome.
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Camp: Learn Archery Camp (Boys & Girls)
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 19th – 23rd
Times: 9am -noon
Ages: 9-17
Cost: $125
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: Coach Kane’s Soccer Academy (Boys & Girls)
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 19th – 22nd
Times: 9am -noon
Ages: 9-17
Cost: $125
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. Soccer camp is always a great experience! Please come out and join us!
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Camp: Making a Musical (Boys & Girls)
Location: 
Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates:
 June 19th – 23rd
Times: 
9am -noon
Ages: 
Rising 2nd to rising 7th grade
Cost: 
$150
Description: 
We hope you will join us for “Making a Musical” – the summer camp that will have your kids singing, acting, and dancing from start to finish. Bringing a musical to life in one week is no small task, and that is what we will do! Janet Gardner’s musical “The Granny Awards” combines classic childhood stories like Jack and Jill, the Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, and more with music and acting as they present an awards show. This exciting and engaging camp will allow kids not only to perform but to also help “make the musical” including costumes, props, and sets.
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Camp: Girls Art Camp
Location: 
Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates:
 June 19th – 23rd
Times: 
9am -noon
Ages:
7-11
Cost: 
$150
Description: 
Girls will enjoy creating works of art using different materials such as paint, fabric and paper maché. Art history and music will also be incorporated into the class
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Camp: Beauty & The Beast
Location: Stipe Studio – 5930 Odell St., Ste 210, Cumming, GA
Dates:
 June 19th – 23rd
Times: 
10am-3pm
Ages: 
Elementary/Middle School 
Cost: 
$225
Description: 
We are so excited to be directing the classic musical, Beauty & the Beast this summer! In just one week your students will be performing on a professional stage for friends and family!
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Camp: Multi-Sport Summer Camp – Session 2
Location: Windermere Lodge, 4444 Frontnine Drive, Cumming, Ga. 30041
Dates: June 19th – 23rd
Times: Full or half day (Full day 9am-3pm, 1/2 Day 9am-12pm)
Ages: 5-12
Cost: Full Day $210 / Half Day $160
Description: Sign up today for fun in the sun at an i9 Sports camp. During each i9 Sports Multi-Sport Camp, your child will enjoy sports like Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Kickball, Swimming and even sliding down the water slides at Windermere Lodge! (swimming/slides for full day campers only). Register Today, Space is limited.
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Camp: Bring It On!
Location: CDA North – 192 Dawson Village Way, Suite 150
Dawsonville, Georgia 30534
Dates: June 19th – 23rd
Times: 9am – 11am
Ages: 4-6 years old
Cost: $185
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Camp: Bring It On!
Location: CDA North – 192 Dawson Village Way, Suite 150
Dawsonville, Georgia 30534
Dates: June 19th – 23rd
Times: 1pm – 3pm
Ages: 7-9 years old
Cost: $185
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Camp: Summer Sweeties Weekly Classes 
Location: Cumming Dance Academy – 419 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 7th – July 26th
Times: 10am – 10:45 (for 2 year olds) 10:45am – 11:30am (for 3 year olds)
Ages: 2 or 3 year old
Cost: $90 per session
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Camp: X-Treme Weather
Location: Ivy League Montessori – 791 Kelly Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30040
Dates:  June 19th – 23rd
Times: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Ages: 3 to 5+ years old
Cost: $150
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Camp: Horse Play Barn Summer Camp
Location: Horse Play Barn – 2950 Holtzclaw Rd, Cumming
Dates: June 19th – 23rd
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: Completed K through 7th
Cost: $275
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Camp: Art to Heart
Location: Cumming First United Methodist Church – 770 Canton Hwy, Cumming
Dates: June 19th – 23rd
Times: 9am – 2pm
Ages: Rising Kindergarden to Rising 2nd grade
Cost: $150
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Camp: Bake Off
Location: Cumming First United Methodist Church – 770 Canton Hwy, Cumming
Dates: June 19th – 23rd
Times: 9am – 2pm
Ages: Rising 3rd to Rising 6th grade
Cost: $125
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Camp: Dojomon
Location: Dojo – Vickery Village
Dates: June 19th – 23rd
Cost: $150
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Camp: Challenge Island – Super Hero Camp
Location: Forsyth County Rec Center – 810 Nicols Rd, Suwanee
Dates: June 19th – 23rd
Times: 9am – noon
Ages: 5-11 years old
Cost: $170 plus $15 material fee
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Camp: Dustin’s Place
Location: Clarkrange, TN
Dates: June 18th – 24th

Ages: 9 – 30 years old
Cost: $1800
Details: Experiential adventure camp on 200 acre working cattle ranch. Highest level of care of bachelors/masters degreed staff. Each camper has goals that they work towards during this sleep-away camp which improves independence and confidence for campers.
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Camp: Day Camp
Location: Sawnee School Ballet – 433 Canton Hwy, Suite 312
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 12th – July 21st (Closed July 3rd & 4th)
Times: 9am – 5pm
Ages: 3 & up
Cost: $850 for all 7 weeks, $150 per week, $40 per day (Mention Cumming Local and receive a free t-shirt)
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Camp: Hobby Lobby
Location: Kidz Therapy Networks – 5050 Research Court, Suite 800
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
Dates: June 19th – 23rd
Times: 9am – noon
Ages: 4 – 10 years old
Cost: $275
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Camp: Samples Dojo Summer Camps
Location: Samples Dojo – 1735 Buford Hwy, Cumming, GA 30041
Dates: May 30th – August 3rd
Times: 7:30am – 5:45pm
Ages: K- 5th grade
Cost: $180 per week
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Camp: Pinot’s Palette Day Camp
Location: Pinot’s Palette – 11720 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 175
Johns Creek, Georgia 30097
Dates: June 5th to July 26th (Camps on M, T W every week except week of July 4th. Tween/Teen session on Fridays)
Times: 10am – 1pm (Tween/Teen sessions are 3pm-5pm)
Ages: 6 – 12 years old
Cost: $45 per attendee (Use promo code “CLJC17” to get $5 off!)
Details: Welcome to day art-ventures at Pinot’s Palette, featuring different themes each week. Each day will feature a different painting on the theme of the week, a related craft and related games. 3 hours of themed, creative, non-screen fun!
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Camp: Horizon Christian Academy STEAM Camp
Location: Horizon Christian Academy – 1270 Sawnee Drive
Dates: June 19th – 23rd
Times: 8:30am – 3pm
Ages: K through 8th grade
Cost: Cost varies (contact Katie for more information – katie.blevins@hcaga.org)
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Week of June 26th

music authority

Camp: Rock Camp – Broadway
Location: Music Authority – 123 Merchants Square, Cumming 30040
Dates: June 26th – 30th
Times: 9am -2pm
Ages: 7-16
Cost: $225
Description: Join Music Authority for Broadway Camp! We’ll put together a short musical, sing, dance, act, work on props, costumes, and sets. Performance on Friday, June 30th at 7pm.
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Camp: All Day Dance Workshop
Location: N-Step Dance Academy – 2623 Peachtree Pkwy #200, Suwanee 30024
Dates: June 26th – 30th
Times: 9am – 3:30pm
Ages: 11 and up
Cost: $225 (if registered by 4/15) $235 (after 4/15)
Description: Explore the amazing world of dance through different genres, such as, Hip Hop, Jazz, Musical Theatre, and much, much more!!
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Camp: Ballet Intensive (Evening Hours)
Location: N-Step Dance Academy – 2623 Peachtree Pkwy #200, Suwanee 30024
Dates: June 26th – 30th
Times: 5:30pm- 8:30pm
Ages: 10 and up
Cost: $190 (if registered by 4/15) $200 (after 4/15)
Description: A week long ballet intensive with technique and daily focal points (turns, leaps, turn out, etc.)
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Camp: Coach V’s Sports Performance Camp (Boys & Girls)
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 26th – 30th
Times: 9am -3pm
Ages: 9-15
Cost: $175
Description: This skill development camp is designed for kids to come out and get some conditioning, agility, develop hand and eye coordination and other motor skills. We will work on running, jumping and strength. We will have some fun games, prizes! A t-shirt and cheese pizza each day are included in the registration price. (Please provide your own lunch if your child has any allergies to cheese pizza)
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Camp: Multi-Sport Summer Camp – Session 3
Location: Windermere Lodge, 4444 Frontnine Drive, Cumming, Ga. 30041
Dates: June 26th – 30th
Times: Full or half day (Full day 9am-3pm, 1/2 Day 9am-12pm)
Ages: 5-12
Cost: Full Day $210 / Half Day $160
Description: Sign up today for fun in the sun at an i9 Sports camp. During each i9 Sports Multi-Sport Camp, your child will enjoy sports like Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Kickball, Swimming and even sliding down the water slides at Windermere Lodge! (swimming/slides for full day campers only). Register Today, Space is limited.
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Camp: Summer Jam
Location: Cumming Dance Academy – 419 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 26th – 30th
Times: 9am – 12pm
Ages: 5 to 7 years old
Cost: $200
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Camp: Summer Jam
Location: Cumming Dance Academy – 419 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 26th – 30th
Times: 1pm – 4pm
Ages: 8 to 10 years old
Cost: $200
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Camp: “Descendants” Musical Theater Camp
Location: Cumming Dance Academy -419 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 26th – 30th
Times: 9am – 11am
Ages: 6 and up
Cost: $185
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Camp: The Perfect Princess
Location: Cumming Dance Academy – 419 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 26th – 30th
Times: 9am – 10:30am
Ages: 2 years old
Cost: $150
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Camp: The Perfect Princess
Location: Cumming Dance Academy – 419 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 26th – 30th
Times: 10:30am – 12pm
Ages: 3 years old
Cost: $150
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Camp: The Perfect Princess
Location: Cumming Dance Academy – 419 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 26th – 30th
Times: 9am – 12pm
Ages: 4 years old
Cost: $200
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Camp: Little Princess Par-Tea!
Location: Cumming Dance Academy -419 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 24th
Times: 9:30am-noon
Ages: 4-9 years old
Cost: $75 per princess
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Camp: Summer Sweeties Weekly Classes 
Location: Cumming Dance Academy – 419 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 7th – July 26th
Times: 10am – 10:45 (for 2 year olds) 10:45am – 11:30am (for 3 year olds)
Ages: 2 or 3 year old
Cost: $90 per session
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Camp: Dynamic Dinosaurs
Location: Ivy League Montessori – 791 Kelly Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30040
Dates:  June 26th – 29th
Times: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Ages: 3 to 5+ years old
Cost: $150
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Camp: Drama Camp
Location: Cumming First United Methodist Church – 770 Canton Hwy, Cumming
Dates: June 26th – 30th
Times: 9am – Noon
Ages: Rising 1st to Rising 5th grade
Cost: $100
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Camp: Helping Hands
Location: Cumming First United Methodist Church – 770 Canton Hwy, Cumming
Dates: June 26th – 29th
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: Rising 3rd to Rising 6th grade
Cost: $100
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Camp: Dojo Extreme
Location: Dojo – Vickery Village
Dates: June 26th – 30th
Cost: $180
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Camp: Tumbling Camp
Location: Sawnee School Ballet – 433 Canton Hwy, Suite 312
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 27th – 30th
Times: 12pm – 2pm
Ages: 5 & up
Cost: $125 (Mention Cumming Local and receive a free t-shirt)
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Camp: Day Camp
Location: Sawnee School Ballet – 433 Canton Hwy, Suite 312
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 12th – July 21st (Closed July 3rd & 4th)
Times: 9am – 5pm
Ages: 3 & up
Cost: $850 for all 7 weeks, $150 per week, $40 per day (Mention Cumming Local and receive a free t-shirt)
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Camp: Picky Eaters – Fun with Food
Location: Kidz Therapy Networks – 5050 Research Court, Suite 800
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
Dates: June 26th – 30th
Times: 9am – noon
Ages: 4 – 10 years old
Cost: $275
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Camp: Samples Dojo Summer Camps
Location: Samples Dojo – 1735 Buford Hwy, Cumming, GA 30041
Dates: May 30th – August 3rd
Times: 7:30am – 5:45pm
Ages: K- 5th grade
Cost: $180 per week
Click here for more information 

Camp: Pinot’s Palette Day Camp
Location: Pinot’s Palette – 11720 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 175
Johns Creek, Georgia 30097
Dates: June 5th to July 26th (Camps on M, T W every week except week of July 4th. Tween/Teen session on Fridays)
Times: 10am – 1pm (Tween/Teen sessions are 3pm-5pm)
Ages: 6 – 12 years old
Cost: $45 per attendee (Use promo code “CLJC17” to get $5 off!)
Details: Welcome to day art-ventures at Pinot’s Palette, featuring different themes each week. Each day will feature a different painting on the theme of the week, a related craft and related games. 3 hours of themed, creative, non-screen fun!
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Camp: Circus Camp for Kids (Aerial Skills, Trapeze & more)
Location: Akrosphere Aerial & Circus Arts – 390 Winkler Drive, Alpharetta
Dates: June 26th – 30th
Times: 9am to noon
Ages: 7-12 years old
Cost: $275 per week ($25 off when you mention Cumming Local)
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Camp: Horizon Christian Academy STEAM Camp
Location: Horizon Christian Academy – 1270 Sawnee Drive
Dates: June 26th – 30th
Times: 8:30am – 3pm
Ages: K through 8th grade
Cost: Cost varies (contact Katie for more information – katie.blevins@hcaga.org)
Click here for more information 

Week of July 5th

Camp: Summer Sweeties Weekly Classes 
Location: Cumming Dance Academy – 419 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 7th – July 26th
Times: 10am – 10:45 (for 2 year olds) 10:45am – 11:30am (for 3 year olds)
Ages: 2 or 3 year old
Cost: $90 per session
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Camp: Water Wars
Location: Dojo – Vickery Village
Dates: July 5th – 7th
Cost: $115
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Camp: Falcons Pro-Cheer/Dance Mini Camp
Location: Sawnee School Ballet – 433 Canton Hwy, Suite 312
Cumming, Georgia 30040

Dates: July 5th – 7th
Times: 12pm – 3pm
Ages: 7-12 years old
Cost: $85 (Mention Cumming Local and receive a free t-shirt)
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Camp: Day Camp
Location: Sawnee School Ballet – 433 Canton Hwy, Suite 312
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 12th – July 21st (Closed July 3rd & 4th)
Times: 9am – 5pm
Ages: 3 & up
Cost: $850 for all 7 weeks, $150 per week, $40 per day (Mention Cumming Local and receive a free t-shirt)
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Camp: Samples Dojo Summer Camps
Location: Samples Dojo – 1735 Buford Hwy, Cumming, GA 30041
Dates: May 30th – August 3rd
Times: 7:30am – 5:45pm
Ages: K- 5th grade
Cost: $180 per week
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Week of July 10th

Camp: Mini-Summer Camp – Pretty Pretty Princess
Location: Footprints – 4335 Bethelview Rd, Cumming
Dates: July 10th – 14th
Times: 9am – Noon
Ages: 2-5
Cost: $110 ($75 for siblings) *10% off when you mention Cumming Local*
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Camp: Recreational Camp – Me and My American Girl
Location: Footprints – 4335 Bethelview Rd, Cumming
Dates: July 10th – 14th
Times: 9am – Noon
Ages: 6 – 8
Cost: $110 ($75 for siblings) *10% off when you mention Cumming Local*
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Camp: Recreational Camp – Choreography Intensive
Location: Footprints – 4335 Bethelview Rd, Cumming
Dates: July 10th – 14th
Times: Noon to 3pm
Ages: 9 & up
Cost: $110 ($75 for siblings) *10% off when you mention Cumming Local*
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Camp: All Day Dance Mania
Location: N-Step Dance Academy – 2623 Peachtree Pkwy #200, Suwanee 30024
Dates: July 10th – 14th
Times: 9am – 3:30pm
Ages: 7-10
Cost: $225 (if registered by 4/15) $235 (after 4/15)
Description: Dance your heart out and experience a week of Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, and much more!!
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Camp: Ballet Intensive (Evening Hours)
Location: N-Step Dance Academy – 2623 Peachtree Pkwy #200, Suwanee 30024
Dates: July 10th – 14th
Times: 5:30pm- 8:30pm
Ages: 10 and up
Cost: $190 (if registered by 4/15) $200 (after 4/15)
Description: A week long ballet intensive with technique and daily focal points (turns, leaps, turn out, etc.)
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Camp: Hamilton Jr with Forefront Arts Children’s Theatre
Location: Johns Creek Presbyterian Church – 10950 Bell Road
Johns Creek, Georgia 30097
Dates: July 10th -14th
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 8-14
Cost: $225 (half or full day option) *Save $10 when you enter CUMMINGLOCAL in the comments section of the registration form through May 1st (cannot be combined with other discounts)*
Description: Tween and teen campers will love rehearsing selections from this incredibly popular and ground-breaking musical! Campers will love showcasing their triple threat skills as they perform in their favorite numbers from the show, work on hip-hop dance moves, learn how to sing along and understand the show’s lyrics, and gain a better understanding of American history and Hamilton’s show material! Work with professional actors throughout the work on acting, dancing, singing, rapping, characterization, & more! And put it all together in a performance at the end of the week!
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Camp: Summertime Fun Camp
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: July 10th – 14th
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 4-10
Cost: $200
Description: A fun filled camp where your child is bound to have a blast! Activities will include playground time, gym games, outdoor hikes, relay races, daily water games, slip and slide, crafts, kid friendly movies and more! Each day we will have an afternoon snack to share – popcorn, snow cones and s’mores. We are going to have a great time making new friends and summertime memories. We hope your child can join us!
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Camp: Spanish Camp (Boys & Girls) “Creepy Bugs”
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: July 10th – 14th
Times: 9am – 1pm (Half Day) or 9am -4pm (Full Day)
Ages: 4-10
Cost: $135 (half Day) or $215 (Full Day)
Description: Our great learning environment offers lots of fun to those children that want to learn Spanish during the summer! The camps are hands-on and totally immersed in the Latin American Culture. The children will learn basic expressions, dances, songs, fun games and craft. The children will experience our dynamic and fun native speaking teachers! On Fridays, the children will enjoy breaking our traditional Piñata created by the students and pizza for lunch.
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Camp: Pinecrest Paladin Basketball Camp (Boys & Girls)
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: July 10th – 14th
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 5-13
Cost: $175
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: Film Camp
Location: Stipe Studio – 5930 Odell St., Ste 210, Cumming, GA
Dates:
 July 10th – 14th
Times:
9:30am-3pm
Ages: 
Middle/High School 
Cost: 
$225
Description:
So…you wanna be in movies? Music videos? TV? Well it’s time to make some magic!! By the end of the week you will walk away with footage of you in a music video and a scene from a TV or movie!
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Camp: Summer Jam
Location: Cumming Dance Academy – 419 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: July 10th – 14th
Times: 9am – 12pm
Ages: 5 to 7 years old
Cost: $200
Click here for more information 

Camp: The Perfect Princess
Location: Cumming Dance Academy – 419 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: July 10th – 14th
Times: 9am – 10:30am
Ages: 2 years old
Cost: $150
Click here for more information 

Camp: The Perfect Princess
Location: Cumming Dance Academy – 419 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: July 10th – 14th
Times: 10:30am – 12pm
Ages: 3 years old
Cost: $150
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Camp: Bring It On!
Location: Cumming Dance Academy -419 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: July 10th – 14th
Times: 9am – 11am
Ages: 4-6 years old
Cost: $185
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Camp: Bring It On!
Location: Cumming Dance Academy -419 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: July 10th – 14th
Times: 1pm – 4pm
Ages: 7-9 years old
Cost: $185
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Camp: Little Princess Par-Tea!
Location: Cumming Dance Academy -419 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: July 15th
Times: 9:30am-noon
Ages: 4-9 years old
Cost: $75 per princess
Click here for more information 

Camp: Summer Sweeties Weekly Classes 
Location: Cumming Dance Academy – 419 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 7th – July 26th
Times: 10am – 10:45 (for 2 year olds) 10:45am – 11:30am (for 3 year olds)
Ages: 2 or 3 year old
Cost: $90 per session
Click here for more information 

Camp: Down on the Farm
Location: Ivy League Montessori – 791 Kelly Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30040
Dates:  July 10th – 14th
Times: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Ages: 3 to 5+ years old
Cost: $150
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Camp: Therapeutic Riding Summer Camp
Location: Brecht Staples & Dustin’s Place- 6737 Concord Rd, Cumming, 30028
Dates:  July 10th – 13th
Times: 9am – 2pm
Ages: 5-15
Cost: $250 ($50 off if you sign up before April 1st, 2017 or $25 off if you sign up before May 1st, 2017.)
Details:
 Team work, improving social skills, independence, core strength and safe fun outside on the farm!
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Camp: Horse Play Barn Summer Camp
Location: Horse Play Barn – 2950 Holtzclaw Rd, Cumming
Dates: July 10th – 14th
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: Completed K through 7th
Cost: $275
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Camp: Summer Challenge Camp
Location: United Futbol Academy Forsyth
Dates: July 10th – 14th
Times: Half Day 9-Noon or Full Day 9am – 4pm
Ages: 5 and up
Cost: Half day $125 / Full Day $200
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Camp: Summer U8 Future Academy Ball Mystery Camp
Location: United Futbol Academy Forsyth
Dates: July 10th – 14th
Times: 9-Noon
Ages: Rising U9 & Up
Cost: $75
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Camp: Fieldtripalooza 2
Location: Dojo – Vickery Village
Dates: July 10th – 14th
Cost: $220
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Camp: Challenge Island – Super Hero Camp
Location: Ivy League Montessori School – 1791 Kelly Mill Rd, Cumming
Dates: July 10th – 14th
Times: 8:30am – 11:30am
Ages: 5-12 years old
Cost: $165
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Camp: IM Media Film Camp
Location: Sharon Springs Park – 1950 Sharon Rd, Cumming 30028
Dates: July 10th – 21st
Times: 10am – 2pm
Ages: 5th to 8th grade
Cost: $500
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Camp: Day Camp
Location: Sawnee School Ballet – 433 Canton Hwy, Suite 312
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 12th – July 21st (Closed July 3rd & 4th)
Times: 9am – 5pm
Ages: 3 & up
Cost: $850 for all 7 weeks, $150 per week, $40 per day (Mention Cumming Local and receive a free t-shirt)
Click here for more information

Camp: Samples Dojo Summer Camps
Location: Samples Dojo – 1735 Buford Hwy, Cumming, GA 30041
Dates: May 30th – August 3rd
Times: 7:30am – 5:45pm
Ages: K- 5th grade
Cost: $180 per week
Click here for more information 

Camp: Pinot’s Palette Day Camp
Location: Pinot’s Palette – 11720 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 175
Johns Creek, Georgia 30097
Dates: June 5th to July 26th (Camps on M, T W every week except week of July 4th. Tween/Teen session on Fridays)
Times: 10am – 1pm (Tween/Teen sessions are 3pm-5pm)
Ages: 6 – 12 years old
Cost: $45 per attendee (Use promo code “CLJC17” to get $5 off!)
Details: Welcome to day art-ventures at Pinot’s Palette, featuring different themes each week. Each day will feature a different painting on the theme of the week, a related craft and related games. 3 hours of themed, creative, non-screen fun!
Click here for more information 

Camp: Circus Camp for Kids (Aerial Skills, Trapeze & more)
Location: Akrosphere Aerial & Circus Arts – 390 Winkler Drive, Alpharetta
Dates: July 10th – 14th
Times: 9am to noon
Ages: 7-12 years old
Cost: $275 per week ($25 off when you mention Cumming Local)
Click here for more information 

Week of July 17th

music authority

Camp: Rock Camp – British Invasion
Location: Music Authority – 123 Merchants Square, Cumming 30040
Dates: July 17th – 21st
Times: 9am -2pm
Ages: 10-18
Cost: $400
Description: Have you ever wanted to rock out like your favorite band? Now’s your chance! Be treated like a VIP- meet your band, learn your songs, practice performance, hang out in the green-room before the concert, rock out under the lights in a 275 seat venue, and learn from the pros. It’s the coolest camp in Atlanta!
Click here for more information 

Camp: Tumbling Camp
Location: N-Step Dance Academy – 2623 Peachtree Pkwy #200, Suwanee 30024
Dates: July 17th – 21st
Times: 9am – 1pm
Ages: 7 and up
Cost: $190 (if registered by 4/15) $200 (after 4/15)
Description: A week long camp of introducing or perfecting your acro/tumbling skills, such as cartwheels, handstands, walkovers, handsprings, and so much more!
Click here for more information

Camp: “The Sound of Music” with Forefront Arts Children’s Theatre
Location: Johns Creek Methodist Church – 11180 Medlock Bridge Road
Johns Creek, Georgia 30097
Dates: July 17th – 21st
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 4-14 (prek4-rising 8th)
Cost: $150-$225 (half or full day option) *Save $10 when you enter CUMMINGLOCAL in the comments section of the registration form through May 1st (cannot be combined with other discounts)*
Description: Sing & Dance to Do Re Mi, My Favorite Things, Edelweiss, The Lonely Goatherd, So Long Farewell, and more! With so many amazing musical numbers and a familiar story, this is sure to be a favorite camp week for your little performer! Auditions on the first day will determine which camper is cast in which part and we’ll spend the rest of the week rehearsing the show. Physical & vocal warmups, drama & improv games, creative play & imagination exercises, crafts, playground & outside time, and instruction in the performing arts with professional actors and teaching artists will round out the week as we prepare for our big show on Friday! All levels of experience are welcome.
Click here for more information

Camp: “Beauty and the Beast” with Forefront Arts Children’s Theatre
Location: Union Hill Community Church – 4250 McGinnis Ferry Road
Alpharetta, Georgia 30005
Dates: July 17th -21st
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 4-14 (prek4-rising 8th)
Cost: $150-225 (half or full day option) *Save $10 when you enter CUMMINGLOCAL in the comments section of the registration form through May 1st (cannot be combined with other discounts)*
Description: It’s a tale as old as time! Belle, the Beast, Gaston, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs Potts, Chip, and all your other favorite characters from the Disney cartoon movie will be onstage performing this well-known and well-loved fairytale musical in all it’s splendor! Auditions on the first day will determine which camper is cast in which part and we’ll spend the rest of the week rehearsing the show. At the end of the week everyone will combine their talents in big group numbers like Belle and Be Our Guest! Physical & vocal warmups, drama & improv games, creative play & imagination exercises, crafts, playground & outside time, and instruction in the performing arts with professional actors and teaching artists will round out the week as we prepare for our big show on Friday! All levels of experience are welcome.
Click here for more information 

Camp: Spanish Camp (Boys & Girls) “Space and Planets”
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: July 17th – 21st
Times: 9am – 1pm (Half Day) or 9am -4pm (Full Day)
Ages: 4-10
Cost: $135 (Half Day) or $215 (Full Day)
Description: Our great learning environment offers lots of fun to those children that want to learn Spanish during the summer! The camps are hands-on and totally immersed in the Latin American Culture. The children will learn basic expressions, dances, songs, fun games and craft. The children will experience our dynamic and fun native speaking teachers! On Fridays, the children will enjoy breaking our traditional Piñata created by the students and pizza for lunch.
Click here for more information 

Camp: Learn Archery Camp (Boys & Girls)
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: July 17th – 21st
Times: 9am -noon
Ages: 9-17
Cost: $125
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 Paladin Basketball Camp (Boys & Girls)
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: July 17th – 21st
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 5-13
Cost: $175
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: Atlanta Braves Baseball Camp (Boys & Girls)
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: July 17th – 21st
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 5-13
Cost: $449
Description: Atlanta Braves Baseball Camp offers boys and girls ages 5-13 – of all abilities – the ultimate Major League Experience with one-week sessions in convenient locations around the Atlanta area. Join fellow teammates for top-notch baseball instruction combined with unforgettable moments such as meeting a current or alumni Braves player and touring Turner Field in an official Braves uniform. Each Braves Camps family will get two complimentary tickets to an Atlanta Braves game during the summer (five different Sunday game options) with the ability to purchase additional tickets at a discount. Our professional Braves coaching staff is the best in the area and committed to the individual development of each ballplayer. Our curriculum is highly organized, tailored to the age and ability of our ballplayers, and infused with positive energy every minute of the day.
Click here for more information 

Camp: Multi-Sport Summer Camp – Session 4
Location: Windermere Lodge, 4444 Frontnine Drive, Cumming, Ga. 30041
Dates: July 17th – 21st
Times: Full or half day (Full day 9am-3pm, 1/2 Day 9am-12pm)
Ages: 5-12
Cost: Full Day $210 / Half Day $160
Description: Sign up today for fun in the sun at an i9 Sports camp. During each i9 Sports Multi-Sport Camp, your child will enjoy sports like Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Kickball, Swimming and even sliding down the water slides at Windermere Lodge! (swimming/slides for full day campers only). Register Today, Space is limited.
Click here for more information 

Camp: Boy’s Hip Hop Intensive
Location: Cumming Dance Academy -419 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: July 17th – 19th
Times: 4pm – 5:30pm
Ages: 6-10 years old
Cost: $80 per session
Click here for more information 

Camp: Summer Sweeties Weekly Classes 
Location: Cumming Dance Academy – 419 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 7th – July 26th
Times: 10am – 10:45 (for 2 year olds) 10:45am – 11:30am (for 3 year olds)
Ages: 2 or 3 year old
Cost: $90 per session
Click here for more information 

Camp: Animal Safari
Location: Ivy League Montessori – 791 Kelly Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30040
Dates:  July 17th – 21st
Times: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Ages: 3 to 5+ years old
Cost: $150
Click here for more information

Camp: Karate Summer Camp 
Location: Cumming Martial Arts – 5890 Bethelview Rd, Cumming 30040
Dates: July 17th – 21st
Times: 9am – 2pm
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $175 (before May 1st) $195 (after May 1st)
Click here for more information 

Camp: Grow Day Damps (A Ministry of Glisson Camp)
Location: Cumming First United Methodist Church – 770 Canton Hwy, Cumming
Dates: July 17th – 21st
Times: 9am – 5:30pm (M-Th) 9am-12:30 (Fri)
Ages: Rising 1st to Rising 6th grade
Cost: $135
Click here for more information 

Camp: DojoPerfect
Location: Dojo – Vickery Village
Dates: July 17th – 21st
Cost: $180
Click here for more information 

Camp: Challenge Island – Girls & Dolls S.T.E.A.M Camp
Location: Forsyth County Rec Center – 810 Nicols Rd, Suwanee
Dates: July 17th – 21st
Times: 9am – noon
Ages: 5-11 years old
Cost: $170 plus $15 material fee
Click here for more information 

Camp: Therapeutic Riding Summer Camp
Location: Brecht Staples & Dustin’s Place- 6737 Concord Rd, Cumming, 30028
Dates:  July 17th – 21st
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 5-15
Cost: $250 ($50 off if you sign up before April 1st, 2017 or $25 off if you sign up before May 1st, 2017.)
Details:
Horse crazy kids?! Come learn about horses, independence and social skills in a safe therapeutic environment. For typical kids with no special needs. Special needs camps available at different weeks.
Click here for more information

Camp: “Annie” Musical Theatre Camp
Location: Sawnee School Ballet – 433 Canton Hwy, Suite 312
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: July 17th – 21st
Times: 11am – 3pm
Ages: 6-11 years old
Cost: $165 (Mention Cumming Local and receive a free t-shirt)
Click here for more information

Camp: “Beauty & the Beast” Camp
Location: Sawnee School Ballet – 433 Canton Hwy, Suite 312
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: July 17th – 21st
Times: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Ages: 3-6 years old
Cost: $150 (Mention Cumming Local and receive a free t-shirt)
Click here for more information

Camp: Day Camp
Location: Sawnee School Ballet – 433 Canton Hwy, Suite 312
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 12th – July 21st (Closed July 3rd & 4th)
Times: 9am – 5pm
Ages: 3 & up
Cost: $850 for all 7 weeks, $150 per week, $40 per day (Mention Cumming Local and receive a free t-shirt)
Click here for more information

Camp: Challenge Island – Monkey Joe’s Combination Camp
Location: Monkey Joe’s – 5055 Post Rd. Cumming
Dates: July 17th – 21st
Times: 9am – noon
Ages: 5-11 years old
Cost: $225
Click here for more information 

Camp: Samples Dojo Summer Camps
Location: Samples Dojo – 1735 Buford Hwy, Cumming, GA 30041
Dates: May 30th – August 3rd
Times: 7:30am – 5:45pm
Ages: K- 5th grade
Cost: $180 per week
Click here for more information 

Camp: Pinot’s Palette Day Camp
Location: Pinot’s Palette – 11720 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 175
Johns Creek, Georgia 30097
Dates: June 5th to July 26th (Camps on M, T W every week except week of July 4th. Tween/Teen session on Fridays)
Times: 10am – 1pm (Tween/Teen sessions are 3pm-5pm)
Ages: 6 – 12 years old
Cost: $45 per attendee (Use promo code “CLJC17” to get $5 off!)
Details: Welcome to day art-ventures at Pinot’s Palette, featuring different themes each week. Each day will feature a different painting on the theme of the week, a related craft and related games. 3 hours of themed, creative, non-screen fun!
Click here for more information 

Week of July 24th

Camp: Hamilton Teen Summer Stock with Forefront Arts Children’s Theatre
Location:Johns Creek Presbyterian Church – 10950 Bell Road
Johns Creek, Georgia 30097
Dates: July 24th -28th
Times: 9am – 5pm
Ages: 13-20
Cost: $250 *Save $10 when you enter CUMMINGLOCAL in the comments section of the registration form through May 1st (cannot be combined with other discounts)*
Description: America’s most-popular musical is coming to a Forefront Arts stage this summer! Teen performers will love showcasing their triple-threat skills as they perform in their favorite numbers from the show, work on hip-hop dance routines, learn how to sing along and understand the show’s lyrics, and gain a better understanding of America’s history, and “Hamilton’s” show material! Work with professional actors on physicality, choreography, projection & enunciation, character development, & more! Auditions on the first day will determine which student is cast in each part and we’ll spend the rest of the week working towards the performance on Friday night.
Click here for more information

Camp: Multi-Sport Summer Camp – Session 5
Location: Windermere Lodge, 4444 Frontnine Drive, Cumming, Ga. 30041
Dates: July 24th – 28th
Times: Full or half day (Full day 9am-3pm, 1/2 Day 9am-12pm)
Ages: 5-12
Cost: Full Day $210 / Half Day $160
Description: Sign up today for fun in the sun at an i9 Sports camp. During each i9 Sports Multi-Sport Camp, your child will enjoy sports like Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Kickball, Swimming and even sliding down the water slides at Windermere Lodge! (swimming/slides for full day campers only). Register Today, Space is limited.
Click here for more information 

Camp: Summer Sweeties Weekly Classes 
Location: Cumming Dance Academy – 419 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 7th – July 26th
Times: 10am – 10:45 (for 2 year olds) 10:45am – 11:30am (for 3 year olds)
Ages: 2 or 3 year old
Cost: $90 per session
Click here for more information 

Camp: Therapeutic Riding Summer Camp
Location: Brecht Staples & Dustin’s Place- 6737 Concord Rd, Cumming, 30028
Dates:  July 24th – 27th
Times: 9am – 2pm
Ages: 5-15
Cost: $250 ($50 off if you sign up before April 1st, 2017 or $25 off if you sign up before May 1st, 2017.)
Details:
 Team work, improving social skills, independence, core strength and safe fun outside on the farm!
Click here for more information

Camp: Full STEAM Ahead Camp
Location: Cumming First United Methodist Church – 770 Canton Hwy, Cumming
Dates: July 24th – 28th
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: Rising 1st to Rising 6th grade
Cost: $260
Click here for more information 

Camp: Ultimate Dodgeball Championship 
Location: Dojo – Vickery Village
Dates: July 24th – 28th
Cost: $180
Click here for more information 

Grow Day Camp (A Ministry of Camp Glisson)
Location
: Creekside United Methodist Church – 673 Peachtree Parkway
Cumming, Georgia 30041
Dates: July 24th – 28th
Times: 9am -5:30pm
Ages: Rising 1st to 6th grade
Cost: $135
Click here for more information

Camp: Challenge Island Emoji Camp
Location: Forsyth County Rec Center – 810 Nichols Rd, Suwanee
Dates: July 24th – 28th
Times: 9am – noon
Ages: 5-11 years old
Cost: $170 per week plus $15 material fee
Click here for more information 

Camp: Samples Dojo Summer Camps
Location: Samples Dojo – 1735 Buford Hwy, Cumming, GA 30041
Dates: May 30th – August 3rd
Times: 7:30am – 5:45pm
Ages: K- 5th grade
Cost: $180 per week
Click here for more information 

Camp: Pinot’s Palette Day Camp
Location: Pinot’s Palette – 11720 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 175
Johns Creek, Georgia 30097
Dates: June 5th to July 26th (Camps on M, T W every week except week of July 4th. Tween/Teen session on Fridays)
Times: 10am – 1pm (Tween/Teen sessions are 3pm-5pm)
Ages: 6 – 12 years old
Cost: $45 per attendee (Use promo code “CLJC17” to get $5 off!)
Details: Welcome to day art-ventures at Pinot’s Palette, featuring different themes each week. Each day will feature a different painting on the theme of the week, a related craft and related games. 3 hours of themed, creative, non-screen fun!
Click here for 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.

 

3rd Annual Rise and Drive Family Festival

rise and drive family festival

Stepping Stone Montessori School supports Access Life America & Atlanta Children’s Shelter with Family Festival

Hosted with support from the City of Sugar Hill on The Plaza

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Where: 5039 West Broad Street, Sugar Hill, GA
Time: 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Stepping Stone Montessori School (SSMS), which provides a Montessori education for children ages birth – 6 yrs in both Sugar Hill and Cumming, today announces its 3rd Annual RISE & DRIVE Family Festival.

The Family Festival, with the City of Sugar Hill acting as Venue Sponsor by hosting the event on the City’s Town Green, marks the third year that SSMS has organized this fundraising event, in support of Access Life America and Atlanta Children’s Shelter. We will be closing off the streets for this occasion and all are welcome to join. Here are some of the highlights to expect this year:

  • A variety of Vendors
  • Larger Venue – the beautiful Sugar Hill Town Plaza
  • Local talent along with local children’s performance’s
  • Activities for both adults and children (inflatables, craft booths, games, musical performances by local artists)
  • Food vendors
  • Huge raffle with items for the entire family (theater tickets, dinners, jewelry & more!)

For more information, please call SSMS at 770-205-0317 (Cumming) or 770-614-4310 (Sugar Hill).


About Stepping Stone Montessori School

Stepping Stone Montessori School offers programs of early childhood education, from birth through age six, in partnership with a thriving community of families. From its founding in 2014 SSMS faculty and parents have worked together for the benefit of the child. SSMS offers high quality, authentic Montessori programs and adheres to Montessori standards and curriculum – the organization founded by Dr. Maria Montessori. The founders of SSMS hold childhood cancer research dear to their hearts, having lost a sibling to cancer. For more information about SSMS and the Montessori philosophy, history, and pedagogy, please visit www.steppingstonemontessori.com

Mother’s Day Cumming GA & Forsyth County 2017

Mothers Day in Cumming GA

Mother’s Day in Cumming GA & Forsyth County 2017

Mother’s Day is almost here!  We’re compiling a list of some fun activities & offers to take advantage of this week leading up to Mother’s Day 2017 in Cumming GA. To all our Cumming Local Moms … we wish you a wonderful day!

And be sure to check out these other Cumming Local Resources:

Sunday Brunch in Cumming & Forsyth County

Note – We will continue to add to this list as we hear of other special Mother’s Day events and specials!

(Listed in Date Order)

Kid’s Workshop at Home Depot

Date: Saturday, May 6th at 9am-noon

Home Depot – 100 Market Place Blvd., Cumming 30041

  • Join our hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a flower pot to hold spring flowers to keep or give to Mom. Once the project is complete, your child can paint their project to personalize it.
    Click here for more information.

Kids Club at Michael’s

Date: Multiple dates and times starting on Monday, May 1st

Michael’s – 1200 Market Place Blvd, Cumming 30041

  • Several different opportunities to craft a gift for mom. Including: Terrarium, Cookie Bouquet, Paper Flowers, Painted Rock Family, Coffee Mug, and much more! Registration is requested.
    Click here for more information.

Celebrate Mom Storytime

Date:  Saturday, May 13th at 11am

Barnes & Noble – at The Collection Forsyth

  • This hilarious, heartwarming new story about raising a happy, healthy mom is filled with charming role-reversal humor, creative ideas and lots of love! Activities to follow.
    Click here for more information.

Stars & Strikes – Moms Play FREE all Day

Date: Sunday, May 14th
133 Merchant Square, Cumming GA 30040
Stars & Strikes on Facebook | Stars & Strikes Online

Mother’s Day Specials at Bliss Mama Wellness

Date: You call and schedule the best time for you!
Bliss Mama Wellness- 110 Samaritan Drive, Suite 202, Cumming 30040

Restaurants/Bakeries offering Mother’s Day Specials:

The Sweet Home Bakery has two Mother’s Day specials to share with you!

First, a 10-inch Gluten & Dairy Free Angel Food Cake!  Naked cake without strawberries baked in is $20 or with strawberries is $22

Second, is a little fancy cake for Mother’s Day! This is a 6-inch half cake with buttercream frosting and ganache or other drip glaze and fresh flowers and fancy decor is $45.

Either cake must be ordered by May 10th for a May 14th pickup. You can order by visiting The Sweet Home Bakery online, calling Cynthia at 678-341-9303, or emailing at thesweethomebakery@gmail.com.

MORE COMING SOON! {Please note – if your business is offering a mother’s day special, email me at info@cumminglocal.com to be included on this round-up}

Gift ideas:

Photo Source – D Sharon Pruitt

Summer Jobs in Forsyth County for Teenagers

Summer Jobs in Forsyth County for Teenagers

The following post is written by Christina LaPlaca, a high school student and part of the Honors Mentorship Program at Forsyth Central. Today she is sharing some ideas of summer jobs for teenagers in Forsyth County.

As summer approaches and school begins to make its final stretch towards the finish line, we as teenagers begin to long for more freedom: freedom from classes, responsibilities, and worries. What most of us don’t realize, however, is that everything always comes with a price, and this independence is no different. The price at this point in time, of course, is actual money, and for many of us, therein lies the problem. By now, most of us have been able to scrape by through the use of our parents’ money, allowing us to buy lunch and snacks at school, or maybe even go out with our friends from time to time. Now that we have been graced with privileges like a driver’s license and a car (and we have more time on our hands), I think many of us have come to the conclusion that it’s time to become our own source of income. Maybe we should get our own jobs to pay for our needs and wants.

Of course, there are still some of us who are too stubborn to want to even think about getting off of the couches this summer. For those of us who still need an extra push to get out into the work force, here is a list of opportunities and ideas to pick and choose from!

Fast Food:

One of the most go-to jobs for teenagers nowadays are those in the fast food industry. Not only are these jobs readily available for teenagers (especially around this time of year), but you can also get some free food or discounts from time to time, which always sounds like a good idea. There are, however, certain places with more welcoming environments for teenagers than others. Chick Fil-A, for one, is always up for new, dedicated recruits. And while I may be a little biased here, considering the fact that my first job was in this establishment, this really is a wonderful place to work. On top of being Christ driven, they also pursue the long-lasting effect on their employees that encourages leadership, responsibility, good character, and relationships. Add all of this with a side of fries, and your teenager will be gaining experiences that will help them with future job opportunities, as well as allow them to have the resources for a great summer!

On top of Chick Fil-a, places like Dairy Queen and Zaxby’s are also great restaurants to make their first step into the world of adulthood. Here, your teenager will not only be able to learn the basic mechanics of the industry, but they will also take away necessary communication skills that will allow them to prosper in the years to come.

Lifeguarding:

Another seasonal job opportunity for teenagers is lifeguarding. After all, who doesn’t like to spend their time by the pool? While this job does entail much more than relaxing their days throughout the summer, it will help your teenagers gain responsibility and allow them to take on leadership roles, all while getting a paycheck! Opportunities like this are available through AMS (Aquatic Management Specialists) and the Cumming Aquatic Center.

Grocery Stores:

Another possibility for a summer job is one within particular grocery stores. Whether it be Ingles, Kroger, or Publix, each pride themselves on the high standard to which they hold their employees, building on their character in the process. Because of this, you can rest assured that, should your child work here, they will continue to gain professional attributes, even though they may only be working in a store.

Boutiques:

In almost every shopping center you enter, whether it be the Collection at Forsyth, Vickery Village, or the Outlet Mall –  there is always a new local boutique around every corner. Because most of us are amazed by the stores because we mainly want to spend money there, we often miss the fact that with options continually opening up, job openings tend follow. And if your child is lacking basic skills in the realm of, say, hanging and folding (which I hear are necessary to adult life), this may be the perfect solution! Let’s also not forget the inevitable discounts on amazing clothes!

With this plethora of opportunity just behind our backyard, there should be no issue in finding a job that will specifically suit your teenager’s need for this summer’s activities. Hopefully this list can help point you and your teenager in the right direction for summer!

TIP: We have a post on Facebook where we have shared current job opportunities for teenagers. You can see that conversation, by clicking here. Also, Forsyth County Schools has a listing of job opportunities specifically available to high school students in Forsyth County and they are listed by employment category. Visit the FCS Job Board for more information. 


Christina LaPlaca is part of the Honors Mentorship Program at Forsyth Central High School. She recently shared some facts about herself. You can read that article here.

To learn more about Christina and our other contributing writers, click here.

The Wonders of Writing by Christina LaPlaca

The Wonders of Writing by Christina LaPlaca

The following post is written by Christina LaPlaca, a high school student and part of the Honors Mentorship Program at Forsyth Central. Today she is sharing what she learned being an intern for Cumming Local this school year. 

This year, through the wonderful aid of the Honors Mentorship Program, I have had the great pleasure of working closely with Cumming Local, and even been able to write for them as often as I can. While you all may have seen my articles on this website, there has been a whole other part to this experience that took place behind the scenes. Because I was given this opportunity through my interaction in the Honors Mentorship Program, I also have several obligations through the Program, the most important of which is my capstone. This project, an accumulation of everything I’ve done all year, embodies all of the research I have conducted regarding the journalism and all of its inner workings. Because I only post certain articles on this website, I thought that it would be a nice change to let everyone see the final product of what I have worked so hard to accomplish.

Here, you’ll be able to find an online presentation overviewing the entirety of my project:

If you are interested in taking a look at her final capstone online, visit her blog at The Wonders of Writing.


Christina LaPlaca is part of the Honors Mentorship Program at Forsyth Central High School. She recently shared some facts about herself. You can read that article here.

To learn more about Christina and our other contributing writers, click here.

Easter Eggs for Charity

Easter Eggs for Charity

Music Authority, a retail shop and music school in Cumming, Georgia, spent the last week filling plastic eggs with candy.

The activity, part of Music Authority’s Easter Egg Challenge, is the brainchild of parent Rachele Lahr. The stuffed eggs will be delivered to Meals by Grace on Saturday for their Easter food delivery. Rachele estimates each of the children in the program will receive 25 Easter eggs.
Seven of Music Authority’s musical groups took part in the challenge. The six bands and adult choir filled over 4,000 eggs. As part of the challenge, they posted photos of their efforts on social media with a shout out to Meal by Grace.

Meals by Grace is a non-profit ministry with a goal of helping children and families provide food for themselves while they work to better their situation. You can learn more about Meals by Grace at their website, www.mealsbygrace.org.

“One of the best parts of watching my son in a band is seeing him be part of something bigger than himself. It’s watching this group of teens and middle schoolers come together not only to play music but also to give back to the community. Watching them sit around my kitchen table, laughing and stuffing eggs for others in need, brought a smile to my face as a parent,” says Mary Ellen Strandquist, mother of Eclipse drummer, Christian Strandquist.

Giving back to the community is an important part of the learning experience at Music Authority. Bands, musical groups, and private students are encouraged to participate in a variety of charitable activities throughout the year.

For more information on Music Authority, visit their website at www.musicauthorityinc.com, or call 770-886-9066.

You can also find Music Authority’s popular Rock Summer Camps on our Summer Camps for Kids in Forsyth County.

5 Reasons Ponce City Market Makes A Great Date Night

5 Reasons Ponce City Market Makes A Great Date Night

We recently took a trip down to Ponce City Market. It took us about 45-50 minutes to get there from Forsyth County. But boy was it worth the drive. If you’ve never been – you should totally check it out. We felt like it made a great date night. But you could also go there with your family. Today we’ve put together the 5 reasons why we think Ponce City Market makes a great date night. Enjoy!

Atmosphere

What we enjoyed most about Ponce City Market is the relaxed and open atmosphere. Each store and restaurant are very close in proximity, which makes it more enjoyable and doable if on a date with your significant other. I also love the look of Ponce City Market. It’s a very industrial and loft feeling being that it’s a renovation of the historic Sears, Roebuck & Co. building. So if you are into historic and architecture then Ponce City Market is a must see!

Convenience:

Ponce City Market is convenient and has parking! When was the last time you used those words to describe something in Atlanta? There are plenty of paid parking spots at the front of Ponce City Market, which makes this an ideal spot and stress free situation when on a date.

Food:

Of course if you are talking about a successful date night, food must be involved in the equation! Ponce City Market has it all. Any craving you are desiring they are sure to have a cuisine to match your taste buds. Each restaurant offers its unique blend of culture and flavors. We highly recommend Hop’s Chicken if you are fried chicken fan! It was seriously, some of the crispiest and moistest chicken we’ve have ever had!

Dessert anyone? Ponce City Market offers tons of choices in this area as well. We tried Saint Germain, a French bakery and gift shop. They offer specialty breads, artisan pastries, macaroons, chocolates, as well as gourmet sandwiches, and French inspired deli items. We also tried their ham and cheese panini and it was fantastic! Also, Honeysuckle Gelato is a MUST TRY on your list for desserts. Their Gelato is to die for and they also offer shakes and sandwiches. We thought this was pretty cool – when you order a shake, it comes in a mason jar. But the best part is that when you are finished you get to keep the mason jar!

There are a variety of other restaurants that we didn’t get a chance to check out, so before you head out check here to come up with your game plan of restaurants to try out. If you are the planner type, like us 🙂

BONUS: Malvi (Forsyth County local business) has their delicious marshmallows for sale at Ponce City Market. It was fun to see a local Forsyth County business represented in Atlanta!

Shopping:

Now if you had a delicious meal you’re going to need to walk it off a bit, which makes the shopping experience that much more enjoyable. While inside Ponce City Market, you have two levels of shops. There is also another shopping addition outside this area should you want to venture outside. Shops are fun, trendy, and include some of your favorites as well ones that maybe you haven’t heard from before. Regardless each shop provides unique types of items and clothing that are hard to find in your normal department store. So if you want to be wearing something different and stand out in the crowd, check out the variety of shopping they have to offer.

For a full list of shops click here: http://www.poncecitymarket.com/type-directory/shops/

Events:

Looking for entertainment after a good meal, dessert, and shopping? Ponce City Market offers a variety of live events each month. From cooking classes to screenings of films, Ponce City Market offers a little of everything to continue the night with your loved one. Check out this link for calendar of upcoming monthly events.

In the end, Ponce City Market is a trendy and vibrant spot to check out with your date. Whether it’s eating, shopping, or participating in the monthly entrainment opportunities; Ponce City Market is sure to deliver a successful date night experience!

Connect Online with Ponce City Market: Website | Facebook | Instagram

Broadway North & Hollywood of the South at Stipe Studio

Stipe Studio

Broadway North & Hollywood of the South at Stipe Studio

Registration is NOW OPEN for their Summer Camp offerings.

Introduce your children to the Atlanta film and television scene at Stipe Studio’s Summer Camps! Stipe Studio is located in the heart of Vickery Village, offering training in Acting and Singing for both Film/TV and Theatre!

Registration is NOW OPEN for their 3 summer camp options! They also have registration open for time slots to audition for the summer performances.

Stipe Studio

Beauty and the Beast Broadway North Camp

Broadway comes to North Georgia with Beauty and the Beast! This tale as old as time will be presented in the beautiful performing arts center at North Forsyth High School.

Dates: June 12th-16th 10:00am-3:00pm (Performance Friday at 3pm)
Age: 1st-12th grade
Camp Location: North Forsyth High School – 3635 Coal Mountain Dr Cumming, GA 30028
Cost: $225 (Sibling discount $185 per student)

Dates: June 19th-23rd 10:00am-3:00pm (Performance Friday at 3pm)
Age: Middle School/Elementary School
Camp Location: North Forsyth High School – 3635 Coal Mountain Dr Cumming, GA 30028
Cost: $225 (Sibling discount $185 per student)

Auditions for the show are on May 15, 16 & 17th. Reserve a time slot to audition for the play by clicking here. Note – Please prepare approximately one minute of a song. Bring your track on iPhone, iPad or on CD. You also may be asked to read from the script. Auditions are in 10 minute time slots. 

Click here for more information on the Beauty and the Beast performance.

Stipe Studio

Hollywood of the South Film Camp

Learn what it takes to break into the Atlanta Film and Television industry, the ‘Hollywood of the South’ at Stipe Studio’s Film Camp! One week of gaining On Set experience and demo reel footage while learning from working professionals in the business. (Debra’s IMDb)

Join us at Stipe Studio in Vickery Village for Film Camp!

Dates: July 10-14 9:30am-3:00pm
Age: 1st-12th grade
Camp Location: Stipe Studio – 5930 Odell Street, Suite 210, Cumming, GA 30040
Cost: $225 (Sibling discount $185 per student)

Auditions for the show are on May 15, 16 & 17th. Reserve a time slot to audition for the performance by clicking hereNote – ​Choose a scene and character from this link. Then print and bring the scene with you to use at the auditions!

Ready to sign up for the Beauty and the Beast or Film summer camps? Register here!

​More Information about Stipe Studio:

Stipe Studio’s mission is to train and inspire students through the arts. They offer audition taping and coaching for Film/TV, private coaching in acting and singing, acting classes, and summer camps.

Connect with Stipe Studio Online: Website | Facebook | Instagram

You will find all Stipe Studio’s summer camp options in our 2017 Summer Camps for Kids guide.

An Interview with Disney On Ice Performer Rhys Anderson

Rhys Anderson

An Interview with Rhys Anderson

Last week I had the opportunity to interview Disney on Ice performer, Rhys Anderson. He skates as Prince Hans, the evil villain in the popular production of Frozen. My kids (ages 4 and 7) helped me come up with the interview questions to ask him. I hope you enjoy!

Because I know you were curious (like me) – his name is pronounced like “Reese.” And he has the nickname is “Reese’s Pieces.”

Also, just as a reminder, Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment will be at Infinite Energy Arena this week! Click here to purchase tickets

Rhys Anderson

At what age did you begin skating? And share any details about this experience. 

I started ice skating at 4 years old. During my first couple of skating lessons, I cried a lot. I started skating because my sister was taking lessons, and since I was already at the rink watching, my mom signed me up.

Do you have any role models that you look up to?

I have four role models that I look up to. They are Kurt Browning, Elvis Stojko, Alexei Yagudin, my father, and grandfather.

What are some of your interests or hobbies outside of ice skating?

I used to bartend and I think its fun to do flair bar tending. I don’t have a signature drink to make. It’s more of a performing act with spinning bottles around and pouring drinks creatively. I also enjoy cycling, snowboarding, watching movies, and PC gaming.

How did you become part of the Disney on Ice Show?

I just decided to send in my audition video online. And I was chosen to be part of Feld Entertainment’s Disney on Ice shows. 

What made you decide to audition?

One of my life goals is to bring creative and innovative skating that connects with the audience emotionally. I love to perform for audiences so it just made sense to audition. I knew it would be a great experience and I’d be given an opportunity to travel all over the world!

How do you like performing as Prince Hans?

Because Frozen has been so popular, that has made this a really fun experience. I have enjoyed being Prince Hans in the performance. 

What does a typical day look like for you when you are on tour?

Well, we are in a new city each week. Every city has unique qualities that I get to experience. On show days, the team gets everything ready for the show. That means we will do a dress rehearsal, exercises, practice on the ice, and spend time warming up before the show. 

What is your favorite city that you done a show in so far?

Man, that is a hard question because I’ve really liked every city I’ve been to so far. But if I had to choose – I’d say it’s a tie between South Africa, England, Manchester, Miami & Vancover. 

What is one message you’d like to share with Cumming Local readers?

Please come out to a show this week!  It will be a great family experience for the parents and kids. Opening night is April 20th at 7:30pm and then we have 6 other showtimes you can get tickets to. Hope to see you there!

More About Rhys Anderson:

Rhys Anderson is from Cobble Hill, B.C., Canada, which is near Victoria, B.C., Canada. At his hometown, he performed at Kerry Park FSC. Rhys has been skating since he was 4 years old. In 2014, he auditioned and join the Disney on Ice team with Feld Entertainment. Here’s a fun fact about Rhys – he always puts his left skate on first.

 

Connect with Disney on Ice online: Website | Facebook | Twitter

About Feld Entertainment: 

Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Feld Motor Sports, Disney On Ice and Disney Live.

 

Summer Dance Camps at Cumming Dance Academy

Summer Dance Camps at Cumming Dance Academy

Cumming Dance Academy has released their plan for summer dance camps and registration is open now! Also, If you register by May 1st – you will receive 10% off. This summer they are offering some amazing summer dance camps! From Boys Hip Hop to Cheerleading to Tea Parties and everything in between, your child will have a blast at Cumming Dance Academy this summer. They are even offering many options for middle and high school dancers.

We’ve taken some time to round-up the summer dance camps at Cumming Dance Academy by age group. We hope you will find this helpful. And don’t forget that early registration ends on May 1st! Register today and save 10%.

Summer Dance Camps for Boys & Girls Ages 2 -10:

Join us for this 3 – day intensive that’s just for BOYS!  Hip hop funk choreography with Miss Jenelle.

  • July 17th – 19th (Cumming)  Ages 6yr – 10yr
  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • $80.00 per session

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE BOYS HIP HOP.

Always a summer favorite, this camp is a must for any little Princess who loves to twirl in front of a mirror.   Throughout the week, students learn ballet movement, rhythm skills, and enjoy snacks and a craft daily! The week-long fun culminates with a mini-showcase for family & friends.  

  • June 26th – 30th  (Cumming)
  • July 10th – 14th  (Cumming)   
  • July 17th – 21st  (Dawsonville)          

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE INFORMATION & REGISTER FOR “THE PERFECT PRINCESS CAMP!”

Join us for a weeklong day camp for boys & girls with 5 separately themed days!   Activities, dance, crafts, beach ball, bouncy houses, and more!

Mon:        Welcome Aboard! Cruise Into  Summer Fun!
Tues:       Hollywood, Here I Come!
Wed:        Under The Big Top!
Thurs:      Hawaiian Hullabaloo
Fri:           CDA Ninja Warrior       

  • June 12th – 16th (Dawsonville)
  • June 26th – 30th (Cumming)
  • July 10th – 14th (Cumming)    

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE INFORMATION & REGISTER FOR OUR “SUMMER JAM!”

Keep your routine by joining us for weekly classes during this 6-week session for 2yr and 3yr olds with Miss Stacy!

Wednesday’s

2yr Ballet:    10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
3yr Ballet:    10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
4yr Ballet:     11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

6-week session:  June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, July 5th, July 19th, and July 26th

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2YR BALLET “SUMMER SWEETIES” 6-WEEK SESSION!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 3YR BALLET “SUMMER SWEETIES” 6-WEEK SESSION!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 4YR BALLET “SUMMER SWEETIES” 6-WEEK SESSION!

Are you a competitive cheerleader?  Do you have interest in learning some cheer, pop, hip ho routines, and basic stunts?  This is the perfect camp for an already seasoned cheerleader or someone who is interested in a great week of fun!

  • June 19th – 23rd (Dawsonville)
  • July 10th – 14th   (Cumming)

Cheer Cuties (4yr – 6yr)    Mon – Fri    9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CHEER CUTIES JUNE 19TH – 23RD SESSION IN DAWSONVILLE.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CHEER CUTIES JULY 10TH – JULY 14TH IN CUMMING.

Cheer Divas (7yr – 9yr)    Mon – Fri    1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CHEER DIVAS JUNE 19TH – 23RD SESSION IN DAWSONVILLE.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CHEER DIVAS JULY 10TH – JULY 14TH IN CUMMING.

By popular demand, we invite you to join in on the Tea Party of the summer! Your little princess will need to arrive at the studio to learn simple ballet technique and a choreographed routine. Following the “class,” each young lady will receive a special tutu and crown of her own. She will dress up, have her hair and make-up done, and learn simple   etiquette. She will then be announced into the Grand Ballroom for the Princess Tea. The Princesses will perform their ballet routine for their parents during the last 15 minutes. This will be a special one-day workshop and will be limited in space so register early. Participants should wear a pink leotard, tights, and ballet shoes. Snacks are provided.

One-Day Workshop for ages 4-9. Cost is $75.00 per princess.

  • Saturday, June 24th 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM    
  • Saturday, July 15th 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM        

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE JUNE 24TH LITTLE PRINCESS PAR-TEA!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE JULY 15TH LITTLE PRINCESS PAR-TEA!

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.

June 26th – 30th (Cumming)      

  • Ages 6+
  • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • $185 per week

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE DESCENDANTS MUSICAL THEATER CAMP!

Dance Intensives Summer Dance Camps for 2nd – 5th Graders:

Dance intensives are weeklong classes that will give your dancer a more in depth look and instruction in a variety of styles of dance. Intensives include daily instruction in styles including jazz, hip-hop, acro and lyrical.  See below for specific details on camp times & dates!

All dancers receive a FREE t-shirt at the end of the camp week!

  • June 27th—29th
  • 2nd-5th Gr Jazz & Hip Hop Combo with Miss Amber (Cumming)
  • 3:00 PM—4:30 PM

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE JAZZ/HIP HOP COMBO INTENSIVE.

  • July 17th—19th
  • 2nd Gr. – 5th Gr. IMPROVISATION with Miss Amber  (Cumming)
  • 4:30 PM—6:00 PM

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE IMPROVISATION INTENSIVE. 

Middle & High School Summer Dance Camps:
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  • June 27th—29th
  • Jr/Sr ACRO/Stretch/Tricks with Miss Amber
  • 4:30 PM—6:00 PM

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE ACRO/STRETCH/TRICKS INTENSIVE.

  • June 27th—29th
  • Jr/Sr Lyrical/Contemporary Combo with Miss Amber
  • 6:00 PM—7:30 PM

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE LYRICAL & CONTEMPORARY INTENSIVE.

July 17th—19th

  • Jr/Sr Hip Hop with Miss Jenelle
  • 5:30 PM—7:00 PM

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE HIP HOP INTENSIVE.

  • July 17th—19th
  • Jr/Sr Jazz with Miss Jenelle
  • 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE JAZZ INTENSIVE.

  • July 17th—19th
  • Improvisation with Miss Amber
  • Jr/Sr: 6:00 PM—7:30 PM

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE IMPROVISATION INTENSIVE.

More About Cumming Dance Academy:

A family oriented studio that has been a fixture in the Cumming community for over 14 years.  We pride ourselves in knowing each individual child and accommodating their needs throughout their education with us. CDA has become well known for their expertise in raising successful, confident, and dedicated young people.  We have seen dancers grow from small ballerina’s to graduating high school seniors traveling onto the next stage in their dance lives.  Once dancers join us at CDA, they stay!  We are a family here at Cumming Dance Academy, Inc.

Connect Online with Cumming Dance Academy: Website | Facebook

You will find all of Cumming Dance Academy’s Summer Dance Camps as part of our Summer Camps for Kids in Forsyth County guide

Sawnee Ballet Announces New Artistic Director After 25 Years

Sawnee Ballet Theatre (SBT) is proud to announce Courtney Bromwich, owner and director of Sawnee School of Ballet, will join the company as its second Artistic Director.

The announcement comes just 3 months after the 25th anniversary of the company’s annual Nutcracker production. Joan Kall Stewart, the Theatre’s current Artistic Director, will officially end her tenure May 1, but will continue to work with Bromwich and the Board to provide choreography for both the Nutcracker and Spring Concert productions under the title of Director Emeritus.

“I am thrilled and honored to have been invited to be the new artistic director of Sawnee Ballet Theatre,” Bromwich said. “Looking forward, my goal is to continue to build on the rich legacies of classical ballet established by Joan Kall Stewart. I plan to draw on my vast experience and network of choreographers to develop and enhance the company’s unique identity while expanding the presence of the company in Forsyth county and beyond.”

“We are excited to welcome Courtney as the new artistic director,” said John McKinnis, President of the SBT board . “This is a pivotal time for our organization, and we are confident that Courtney can build on the wonderful foundation and reputation Sawnee Ballet Theatre has already established in addition to carving out her own legacy within our organization.”

Courtney began dancing at 4 years old in St. Louis, MO and has been involved in the Atlanta dance community for 30 years. Her strengths in ballet as well as tap, jazz, and modern have earned her several choreography awards, honors, and placements throughout the years. Having already graduated from Kennesaw State University with a B.A. in Business Management, Courtney later returned to KSU to further her dance education. She was the first dance major to graduate from the program in May 2010. In November 2012, she was honored to take over as the new owner and director of Sawnee School of Ballet. Over the last four years, Courtney worked along side Joan Kall Stewart to continue the same spirit and core principals that had been driving the school since its inception. She has also implemented new ideas to educate, energize, and inspire the dancers while growing their passion for dance.

Founded in 1991, Sawnee Ballet Theatre is a non-profit company housed out of Sawnee School of Ballet. The purpose of the company is to provide young people extensive dance experience and the opportunity to perform in a professional setting while simultaneously providing cultural awareness and education to the Forsyth community. Sawnee Ballet Theatre will hold open auditions for the 2017/2018 season on Saturday, May 20, 2017. For information, visit www.sawneeballettheatre.com, follow us on Instagram @sawneeballettheatre, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SawneeBalletTheatre/

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