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65+ Days of Summer Things To Do In Forsyth County

Summer Things To Do in Forsyth County

65+ Days of Summer Things to Do in Forsyth County 

I love that picture of the kids playing in the pool! It just reminds me of summer. Well – It’s officially SUMMER BREAK here in Forsyth County! And if you are like me, then you are going to be looking for summer things to do in Forsyth County!

When it comes to summer break – what are you most excited about? I’m most excited about two things: not getting up at 5:30am & not sitting in carline everyday!

About a month ago I started thinking about summer and putting together a rough plan for us. As I was doing that I thought to myself – I bet other people could benefit from my planning! Long story made short – that is how the “65+ Days of Summer” e-book was created.

Summer Things To Do In Forsyth County

I began making a bucket list for everything we could do in Forsyth County this summer. Then I organized it into seven categories…

  • Indoor Fun (Story Times, Jumpy Places, Indoor Entertainment, Theatre & Crafting or Cooking Places)
  • Outdoor Fun (Pools, Water Fun, Parks, Playgrounds, Farms, Farmer Markets & Fishing Spots)
  • Create Something (Building or Art Locations)
  • Movie Time (Free Movies & Cheap Movies)
  • Sweet & Treats (Ice Cream Shops, Bakeries & Tea Rooms)
  • Fun At Home (Ideas Of Things To Do Around Your House)
  • Summer Events (Organized In Order By Date)

With some graphic design it became a 12-page downloadable and printable e-book in a checklist format. And I decided to give this away for FREE as a BIG THANK YOU to all my readers and website sponsors! The Cumming Local Facebook page just hit over 10,000 followers. Also, the newsletter subscription has double as has the website traffic. And I have partnered with some really fabulous local businesses.

Without further ado…I give you the 65+ Days of Summer: A checklist of things to do & places to go this summer in Forsyth County & Cumming, GA.

Download your FREE copy by clicking here – 65+ Days of Summer

Summer Things To Do in Forsyth County

For other summer things to do in Forsyth County, check out the following links:

I hope you have a GREAT summer!

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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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Camp: JUMP TNT Summer Camp
Location: JUMP TNT – 3950 Johns Creek Court
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
Dates: June 1st – August 1st
Times: 9am-12pm or 9am-3:30pm
Ages: 5 to 15 years old
Cost: $25-$175 (depending on time and how many days)
Click here for more information 

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
Click here for more information 

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
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!
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Camp: Kids Yoga Summer Series
Location: Bliss Mama Wellness – 110 Samaritan Dr. Suite 202, Cumming, GA 30040
Dates: June 5th – July 24th (no class on July 3rd & 10th)
Times: 2pm or 3:15pm
Ages: Rising K to 12th grade
Cost: $89 for 6 classes
Click here for more information 

Camp: JUMP TNT Summer Camp
Location: JUMP TNT – 3950 Johns Creek Court
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
Dates: June 1st – August 1st
Times: 9am-12pm or 9am-3:30pm
Ages: 5 to 15 years old
Cost: $25-$175 (depending on time and how many days)
Click here for more information 

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!
Click here for more information

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: The Warehouse Theater – 5095 Post Rd, Cumming
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
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: 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
Click here for more information

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
Click here for more information 

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
Click here for more information 

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
Click here for more information 

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
Click here for more information 

Camp: Summer Ball Mystery Camp
Location: United Futbol Academy Forsyth
Dates: June 12th – 16th
Times: 9-Noon
Ages: Rising U9 & Up
Cost: $150
Click here for more information 

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)
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)
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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
Click here for more information

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
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: Kids Yoga Summer Series
Location: Bliss Mama Wellness – 110 Samaritan Dr. Suite 202, Cumming, GA 30040
Dates: June 5th – July 24th (no class on July 3rd & 10th)
Times: 2pm or 3:15pm
Ages: Rising K to 12th grade
Cost: $89 for 6 classes
Click here for more information 

Camp: Ottobotics Robotics Camp
Location: Forsyth Central High School – 131 Almon C. Hill Drive, Cumming
Dates: June 12th – 16th
Times: 9am – 2pm
Ages: Grades 2-7
Cost: $375
Click here for more information 

Camp: JUMP TNT Summer Camp
Location: JUMP TNT – 3950 Johns Creek Court
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
Dates: June 1st – August 1st
Times: 9am-12pm or 9am-3:30pm
Ages: 5 to 15 years old
Cost: $25-$175 (depending on time and how many days)
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: The Warehouse Theater – 5095 Post Rd, Cumming,
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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Camp: Kids Yoga Summer Series
Location: Bliss Mama Wellness – 110 Samaritan Dr. Suite 202, Cumming, GA 30040
Dates: June 5th – July 24th (no class on July 3rd & 10th)
Times: 2pm or 3:15pm
Ages: Rising K to 12th grade
Cost: $89 for 6 classes
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Camp: JUMP TNT Summer Camp
Location: JUMP TNT – 3950 Johns Creek Court
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
Dates: June 1st – August 1st
Times: 9am-12pm or 9am-3:30pm
Ages: 5 to 15 years old
Cost: $25-$175 (depending on time and how many days)
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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
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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: 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)
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Camp: Kids Yoga Summer Series
Location: Bliss Mama Wellness – 110 Samaritan Dr. Suite 202, Cumming, GA 30040
Dates: June 5th – July 24th (no class on July 3rd & 10th)
Times: 2pm or 3:15pm
Ages: Rising K to 12th grade
Cost: $89 for 6 classes
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Camp: JUMP TNT Summer Camp
Location: JUMP TNT – 3950 Johns Creek Court
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
Dates: June 1st – August 1st
Times: 9am-12pm or 9am-3:30pm
Ages: 5 to 15 years old
Cost: $25-$175 (depending on time and how many days)
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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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Camp: JUMP TNT Summer Camp
Location: JUMP TNT – 3950 Johns Creek Court
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
Dates: June 1st – August 1st
Times: 9am-12pm or 9am-3:30pm
Ages: 5 to 15 years old
Cost: $25-$175 (depending on time and how many days)
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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.
Click here for more information 

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!
Click here for more information

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
Click here for more information 

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
Click here for more information 

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
Click here for more information 

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
Click here for more information

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!
Click here for more information

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
Click here for more information 

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
Click here for more information 

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
Click here for more information 

Camp: Fieldtripalooza 2
Location: Dojo – Vickery Village
Dates: July 10th – 14th
Cost: $220
Click here for more information 

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
Click here for more information 

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
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: 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: 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 

Camp: JUMP TNT Summer Camp
Location: JUMP TNT – 3950 Johns Creek Court
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
Dates: June 1st – August 1st
Times: 9am-12pm or 9am-3:30pm
Ages: 5 to 15 years old
Cost: $25-$175 (depending on time and how many days)
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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 

Camp: Kids Yoga Summer Series
Location: Bliss Mama Wellness – 110 Samaritan Dr. Suite 202, Cumming, GA 30040
Dates: June 5th – July 24th (no class on July 3rd & 10th)
Times: 2pm or 3:15pm
Ages: Rising K to 12th grade
Cost: $89 for 6 classes
Click here for more information 

Camp: JUMP TNT Summer Camp
Location: JUMP TNT – 3950 Johns Creek Court
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
Dates: June 1st – August 1st
Times: 9am-12pm or 9am-3:30pm
Ages: 5 to 15 years old
Cost: $25-$175 (depending on time and how many days)
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.
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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 

Camp: Kids Yoga Summer Series
Location: Bliss Mama Wellness – 110 Samaritan Dr. Suite 202, Cumming, GA 30040
Dates: June 5th – July 24th (no class on July 3rd & 10th)
Times: 2pm or 3:15pm
Ages: Rising K to 12th grade
Cost: $89 for 6 classes
Click here for more information 

Camp: JUMP TNT Summer Camp
Location: JUMP TNT – 3950 Johns Creek Court
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
Dates: June 1st – August 1st
Times: 9am-12pm or 9am-3:30pm
Ages: 5 to 15 years old
Cost: $25-$175 (depending on time and how many days)
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.

 

A Family Friendly Experience at Gwinnett Braves Coolray Field

Gwinnett Braves Coolray Field

A Family Friendly Experience at Gwinnett Braves Coolray Field

Experiencing a Gwinnett Braves Game is a must do for any family in our area. Obviously it’s not Forsyth County, but it is just a short 30-minute drive from downtown Cumming. (TIP: We took a MUCH shorter alternate route using the Waze app. It took us Old Atlanta to McGinnis Ferry over 85 to Horizon and then taking Old Peachtree Road NE. This saved us literally 30+ minutes of travel time). This was our third Gwinnett Braves game to go to as a family. This time we chose to go to a “promotional” game which was Star Wars Night. Let’s just say it wasn’t our previous and normal experience.

NORMAL EXPERIENCE:

Parking is easy and a simple walk to stadium (It is $5 for parking). Usually the concessions have no lines and really purchasing seated tickets doesn’t really matter because it is pretty open and relaxed. Kids can run up and down the aisles if they want. The game is the game. There are lawn seats behind the outfield that is just an open lawn that we take the kids to run around, body roll down, and get the wiggles out during the 7th inning stretch. We have gone just the four of us and we have gone with a large group of 50+ and both times it was fantastic!

PROMOTIONAL NIGHT EXPERIENCE:

Parking was abysmal. We parked in beyond overflow and still paid $5 when we were no where close to actually being on property. We arrived at 6pm for a 6:05pm start & were not all seated together as a family until the bottom of the 6th inning because the lines were SO long for the concessions. Good to know: The promotional opportunity of pictures with Star Wars characters was not worth it. My boys didn’t want to wait in those lines either.

The game lasted exactly 3 hours. The element that saved the entire evening was the excellent firework display that occurred 20 minutes after the end of the game. It was A-MAZE-ING! It lasted just under 10 minutes and really felt like a ‘finale’ show the entire time the fireworks were going off. They were shot from the outfield of the stadium so they were very close. It was so wonderful and enjoyable that we already have tickets to attend the July 4th game as our holiday fireworks show.

Gwinnett Braves Coolray Field

Recommendation

My recommendation is to take your family to a Gwinnett Braves game! Tickets are as cheap or as expensive as you desire (ranging from $7-$40 a seat). {TIP: We have always sat in the $13-$15 seats behind the visitors dug-out. It’s under the overhang. The reasons we choose to sit there is because it’s always shaded and has a great view.} There are inflatables behind Left Field that are $2 per ‘ride’ or $10 for a wristband that is unlimited but only until the bottom of the 8th inning. Concessions were typical concession pricing = pricy! For dinner we paid almost $60 for the four of us to eat (hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, & drinks). Then an additional $20 on snacks (ice cream, pretzel, & popcorn). However if you compare the total pricing of an experience at the Gwinnett Braves to the Atlanta Braves, you will most likely end up spending a lot less at a Gwinnett Braves game.

Gwinnett Braves: 2017 Schedule | Tickets

Have you been to a Gwinnett Braves game? What has your experience been? We’d love to hear your feedback and please share any other tips you may have.

Gwinnett Braves Coolray Field


Ashley Jansen is wife of 14 years to Mark and mom to three boys, Hamilton (10), Luke (5), and Garrett (2). Originally from Texas, she has lived in Forsyth County for the last 13 years. She loves Mexican food, watching football and baseball, reading a good book, making Excel spreadsheets, and prefers candy over chocolate and Dr. Pepper over Coke. She is a recent breast cancer survivor, but still prefers purple over pink.

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

Unique Gifts Worth Giving From Naturally Curated

Unique Gifts Worth Giving From Naturally Curated

From the most conscious brands…In a perfectly packaged experience

Weddings, birthdays, new babies, graduations, retirements, mother’s day, father’s day…the list could go on and on with all the gift giving times. And I don’t know about you but as the years pass it gets harder and harder to come up with a great gift idea. I will confess that most of the time I settle for giving a gift card. Yet I always think there has got to be a better way! Today it’s an honor to introduce you to Naturally Curated. A new local company being run right here in Forsyth County. And as you know I have a deep love and passion for sharing about local businesses.

“Naturally Curated’s mission is to provide quality products and a unique experience for our customers.” – Elizabeth Hood, owner & operator

Quality Products: We deliver the best products we can find!  We seek out natural, local, organic, American-made, fair trade and eco-friendly products, as much as possible.  This same philosophy is applied to our office practices and packaging, too!

Unique Experience: Our goal is to build long-term relationships.  We want you to be excited about your purchases, understand the product benefits, and expand your knowledge of clean living and eco-friendly practices.  We would love to help you individualize your purchase and make the process simple; we are here to support you and those you care about.

Discount Offer for Cumming Local Readers

I’m pleased to offer a special discount code for you to use. This code will give you 20% off your order.

The promo code is CUMMINGLOCAL20.

You will need to enter the promo code at check-out. This offer is valid until July 31st.

Now that you have been introduced. What’s the next gift you need to get? Give Naturally Curated an opportunity to provide the perfect, unique & quality gift for your friends, family, or business partners.

Insider Information: Naturally Curated has gifts already put together on their website. But they can also create customized gifts. You can reach out to them directly for more information on this. Whether you need a meaningful gift for your employees or a special gift for a friend going through chemo or your father-in-law’s retirement, Naturally Curated will take excellent care of you.

Check out Naturally Curated today! 


As a mom of two little ones and a wife to an executive husband, Elizabeth knows it’s important to make informed purchase decisions. Decisions that help keep her family healthy, and her house a place of respite for our bodies (that get bombarded with toxins daily). Her goal is to help your family and friends also make informed decisions that result in a better quality of life. This is her passion. That’s why she offers quality products and a unique experience.

Connect Online with Naturally Curated: Website | Facebook | Instagram 

What is Character?

The following article is written in honor and in memory of Mike Brennan. He was a man of great character and is truly missed. Today we celebrate the life of Mike… 

Also a BIG thank you to Julie Brennan of MyForsyth Magazine for sharing Mike’s powerful words with all of us!

What is Character

What is Character? Character is…

-the calm ability to stand against the opinion of the mob, not from obstinacy, but because the facts are on your side.

-telling the truth, not only when the lie may profit you, but when the truth may cost you.

-not turning your back on a friend when his foot slips from the straight path, or when hard times arrive.

-doing what you know to be right, without being coerced, even when it may appear wrong to others.

-acknowledging openly and readily when you have erred.

-being humble in victory, and gracious in defeat.

-helping a stranger in distress, not because it is your duty, but because it is the human and right thing to do.

-refraining from cruelty to people and creatures weaker than you.

-not cheating, even when you can get away with it.

-refusing to pass along scurrilous stories about others, even if they are true.

-a readiness to truly admire in others the talents and virtues that you lack.

-the willingness to do your work as well as you can, even with no reward or praise, because you know that excellence is its own reward.

-giving a hand-up to someone striving to improve himself, even if he will become better than you.

-not engaging in stupidity or mischief, just because “everyone else” is doing it.

-the habit of thinking of others at least as much as you think of yourself.

-realizing that learning is not only a lifelong process, but the key to understanding our existence.

-the determination not to acquiesce to intimidation.

-the understanding that evil is to be engaged and defeated, and that it is not overcome by fleeing from it.

-knowing that the first step in having a good friend or neighbor is to be a good friend and neighbor.

The character of any group, whether a family, a church, a community or a country, is determined for good or ill by the character of the individuals who comprise it. If we want a good country, we’d better be good people. It’s up to us.

Character isn’t something we’re born with, like the color of our hair or the size of our feet. It is something we consciously and unconsciously mold every day, even in our smallest actions and decisions.

Character is a matter of choice. Every day, let’s choose to be just a little bit better than we were yesterday. It’s just as simple as that.


 Mike Brennan passed away at the young age of 59 in June of 2014. He loved his country, his father, family, and friends – with true passion, tenacity and wit. He was an eloquent writer, avid reader, and opera buff. He loved life, in his own pithy sort of way. He is deeply missed yet his legacy lives on through his family, friends & anyone else who encountered him.


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Phone: 678.614.8583

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Win Dinner For Your Family From Luca Brasi’s Pizzeria

Giveaway

One of the many things I love about my job is getting to meet fabulous business owners. Today I’d love to introduce you to Richard & Bridgette Stanley. They own the new Chicago style/New York style pizzeria, Luca Brasi’s Pizzeria. This new gem in Forsyth County is family owned and operated right at the corner of Kelly Mill and Bethleview (in the same shopping center as Rucker Pet & Footprints.)

The menu at Luca Brasi’s includes pizza (Chicago style deep dish & New York style hand tossed) as well as a variety of other delicious pizzeria type foods (like calzones, salad, and strombolis). As I spent time with Richard, a few things he said stuck out to me. First, he really loves his job. Second, his food is authentic and fresh. And last but not least, customer service is very important to him. If you haven’t had an opportunity to check out Luca Brasi’s Pizzeria, I highly recommend you order pizza ASAP!

Fresh Ingredients

“We use only the best and freshest ingredients. That means hand dicing our vegetables daily, making our sauce and crust from scratch daily, purchasing our Italian Sausage locally at Sprouts, and using Boars Head meats and Grande mozzarella cheese. We are truly passionate about making the best pizza you’ve ever had.” -Richard Stanley, owner of Luca Brasi’s

I have already ordered several times and you really can taste the freshness and the love that goes into the food. I’m gluten and dairy free and I was thrilled to see they offer a gluten free crust. Disclosure: Of course, there is a chance for cross contamination at a pizzeria. I prefer to say they are “gluten friendly.” 

Weekday Carryout Special

We have taken advantage of this deal a few times already. It sure comes in handy during a busy week.

Buy one pizza, get the 2nd for 1/2 off!

{Offer valid Monday through Thursday only. Be sure to mention the coupon when you pick up the pizza. Discount applies to the equal or lower priced pizza. One discount per customer per visit.}

Insider Information

Y’all know I’m all about sharing the insider information!

Here is some insider scoop about Luca Brasi’s Pizzeria: Soon you will be able to dine in at Luca Brasi’s! They are working on installing the booths now and they have applied for their alcohol permit. The goal is to have dine in available in the next month or so. I will definitely keep you updated!

Also, I’ve been told that soon they will be adding Pittsburgh style sandwiches to their menu. If you don’t know what kind of sandwich that is. Let me enlighten you! It’s basically Italian bread layered with meat (Pastrami or Roast Beef), cheese, fries & coleslaw. YUM!

Giveaway

Now to what you were really looking for – instructions on how to enter to win a family dinner from Luca Brasi’s Pizzeria!

You are entering to win a large specialty pizza, large cheese pizza, and salad for your family to share. Good luck! A random winner will be chosen on Thursday, June 29th.

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More About Luca Brasi’s Pizzeria:

Richard Stanley started making pizzas for friends, parties and school events in the early 90’s. His pizza was always a hit. In fact, people would constantly tell him that he should open up a pizza joint of his own. Back then, his life was devoted to being a father to five amazing kids. Now that his kids have grown up, he has put all his passion and energy into Luca Brasi’s. It is his calling. Luca Brasi’s opened in January 2017 and has been serving up authentic Chicago style deep dish and New York style hand-tossed pizza to Forsyth County as carryout or delivery.

Address: 4335 Bethelview Rd Cumming 30040
Phone: 470-271-5707

Connect online with Luca Brasi’s: Website | Facebook | Menu | Subscribe to the VIP List


Disclosure Statement:

Giveaway Disclosure (The Quick Version): Giveaway will close on Wednesday, June 28th at Midnight EST. One winner will be selected from all entries and selected via random draw through Random.org. Winner will be notified via email & have 48 hours from time of notification to submit their mailing address.

Disclosure (The Longer Read): While this giveaway is being promoted on Facebook, it is in no way associated with, sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook. By entering this giveaway, you acknowledge this and release Facebook from any responsibility of such. Furthermore, you acknowledge that any information provided for entry is being provided to Cumming Local and not to Facebook. No Purchase necessary. Giveaway open to all residents, 18 years of age or older, in the US (although it makes most sense to enter if you’re in the Atlanta area where prize is available for redemption). This giveaway opens at time of publish and closes Wednesday, June 29th at Midnight EST. Entry is only accepted via the forms listed above (completion of tasks & entry of comment on this post). Prize is valued at less than $500. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winner(s) will be selected via Random.Org and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize & provide a mailing address for shipment. If unclaimed, a new winner will be selected in the same manner. By submission of an entry, reader acknowledges that they are 18 years of age or older and also grants Cumming Local the right to use their name in a winner’s announcement, if applicable. By submission of entry, reader agrees to hold Cumming Local harmless in the event that the prize in some way negatively impacts the winner. Giveaway hosted by Cumming Local, LLC PO Box 1100, Cumming GA 30028. Void where prohibited by law.

4th Of July Celebrations In & Near Forsyth County {Plus 5 Tips For Families}

4th of July Forsyth County

4th Of July Celebrations In & Near Forsyth County {Plus 5 Tips for Families}

Happy 4th of July Forsyth County! There are usually lots of fun things to do for 4th of July in Forsyth County & surrounding areas!  I’ve got your round-up of some great events and lots of fun going on around town and beyond.

I’ll continue to add to the list as new events are found or submitted.  Events are listed in date order and as always, events may change due to weather or for any other reason so please use the contact information provided to confirm events prior to attending.  I’d hate to spoil someone’s holiday! Last but not least, ladies – if you are looking for a fun 4th of July outfit, check out this article from my friends “It Is What We Do.”

4th of July Forsyth County

July 1st

Downtown Ball Ground Fireworks
9:45pm
Ball Ground Main Street
Come early to shop & done in any of our awesome restaurants. There’s really not a bad seat in town!
Click here for more information

Fireworks & Independence Day Celebration
5-10pm
7004 Sterling Lake Blvd, Flowery Branch
Fireworks, onsite food vendors, craft vendors and local businesses
*Please note there is a $5 per car entry fee into Sterling Lake*
Click here for more information 

July 3rd

Fireworks & Vendors at the Cumming Fairgrounds
6pm to 11pm
235 Castleberry Rd, Cumming
Dance Contest, Food Vendors & Children Activities
Free Admission & Parking
Fireworks start at 9:30pm
Click here for more information

FOP Family Fun & Fireworks
6pm to 10pm
248 Castleberry Industrial Dr, Cumming
All local law enforcement officers, their families, and friends are invited to join us for food, drinks, a bounce house, music, games, & fellowship followed by the City of Cumming’s fireworks! All you need to bring is a chair! Sheriff Ron Freeman will be manning the grill at this FREE event hosted by the FOP to thank you and show our appreciation for your work in the community.
More Information 

Sparks in the Park
6:30-10:15pm
E.E. Robinson Park – 850 Level Creek Rd., Sugar Hill
Fireworks, inflatables, food, drinks & entertainment
More Information

Fantastic Fourth Celebration
9:30pm
Stone Mountain Park
Free event, parking $15
Enjoy fireworks and the laser show
July 1st – 4th
More Information 

July 4th

North GA Running Company’s Independence Day Run
8am-11am
Come out for the 2nd annual Independence Day 5k. New this year -a 10k course! This race is designed to celebrate America’s freedom. We are honored to add our 5k Road Race to the 59th annual Cumming 4th of July Steam Engine parade. The streets of Cumming Georgia are lined with close to 30,000 parade spectators to see the historic collection of Steam Engine tractors and historic vehicles pass through downtown and across the square. Our 5k will run just ahead of the parade passing by the staged floats and steam engines ready to go, providing race participants great crowd support. Runners will finish close enough in time and location to easily stay for the parade. 
Click here to register

Dahlonega’s 4th of July Celebration
8am-5pm
Hancock Park – Downtown Dahlonega
5k, 4th of July Parade, All American Market, Car Show & Much MORE!
More Information

Summer Movie Express at Regal Theaters 
10am
Playing The Secret Life of Pets
More Information 

Steam Engine Parade
10am in Downtown Cumming
More Information

Annual BBQ at The Foster House
11am-2pm
The Foster House 305 W Main Street, Cumming
More Information or call 770-887-9905

8th Annual Dutch Monkey Doughnuts’ Independence Day Doughnut Eating Competition
Festivities begin at 10am, contest at 11am
According to this post on Facebook, you will need to private message Dutch Monkey directly on Facebook to register. TIP: Come early to grab a good viewing spot. This event is FREE, but they are hoping to raise lots of  money for childhood cancer research, so bring cash for hot dogs, popcorn, cold drinks, our donation jar, etc. 100% of funds collected at the event will be donated to the Rally Foundation!

Click here for more information

Mall of Georgia’s 15th Annual Star Spangled Fourth
5pm-11:30pm
3333 Buford DR NW, Buford,
Food concessions, Kid Zone, concert, movie (showing LEGO Batman), fireworks & more!
More Information 

Gwinnett Braves Game & Post Game Fireworks
7:05pm
Coolray Field – 2500 Buford Dr NE, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Enjoy watching a baseball game and an excellent firework show after
Purchase Tickets

Fantastic Fourth Celebration
9:30pm
Stone Mountain Park
Free event, parking $15
Enjoy fireworks and the laser show
July 1st – 4th
More Information 

4th of July fun from my friends at 365 Atlanta Family:

4th of July Forsyth County

5 Helpful Tips for Families in Forsyth County 

4th of July Forsyth County

1- Bring cash: The Cumming Fairgrounds will have food concessions. If you’ve ever been to the Cumming Fair, it is similar to that (but not all fair food will be represented). Foods like hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ, etc. will be available. I always think it’s easier to have cash with you in case one of the vendors doesn’t take credit cards.

2- Come early: The Cumming Fairgrounds hosts the annual 4th of July celebration and it is completely free – free entry & parking. My advice to you – go early! If you aren’t there by 6:30-7pm then the parking lot will be full. And if you’d rather go somewhere else to see the fireworks, you could pack a picnic dinner and sparklers for the kids – then head to one of the surrounding parking lots to set up shop. Lakeland Plaza and Tri-County Plaza are both good options to watch the fireworks. But again – go early to get a good spot!

3- Bring water to stay hydrated: It’s July people! And July in Georgia = hot and humid! You will want to bring lots of water for yourself and the kiddos.

4- Have FUN: Whatever you do to celebrate Independence Day this year, I hope you have a good time and make memories with your friends & family. And be safe!

5- Expect to be in traffic: When the fireworks are over, everyone exits at the same time on the same roads in downtown Cumming. So sit back, relax, and expect that you will be in traffic for a while. Eventually you will get home! And if you are lucky the kids will fall asleep in the car while waiting.

Did We Miss An Event? 

If your business or organization is hosting an event open to the community, make sure you submit it to our Calendar of Events – for FREE!

4th of July Forsyth County

 

Summer Learning Tips from Pinecrest Academy!

Summer Learning Tips from Pinecrest Academy!

Research has shown that most students risk some degree of learning loss in the summer months. But the end of a school year doesn’t have to mean that learning stops. The relatively unstructured days of summer are perfect for family activities and adventures that keep learning fresh and practice necessary developmental skills, all while having fun together.

Below are a few suggestions for some fun summer learning:

  1. Develop and Practice Essential Skills. Summer provides great opportunities to teach kids important life skills, like how to read a recipe, sort laundry, tie their shoes, make a grocery list, load the dishwasher or write a letter. Being able to follow several steps in a process is an essential developmental skill that translates to success in school. Make a list of three new skills that your children could learn this summer, and challenge them to follow all the steps to success!
  2. Read, Read, and Read. Kids lose an average of two months of reading skills over the summer, but there are many ways to prevent this by incorporating reading and writing into your summer plans. If you are traveling this summer, have your child help you plan the trip by researching the place you will visit, plot the trip on a map, and act as a tour guide by providing the family with fun facts along the way. Choose a read-aloud book that both you and your child will love, and read a little together each night. Stop along the way to predict what will happen next. Discuss the plot, unfamiliar words, and the choices the characters make. These reading comprehension strategies will make your child a stronger reader and provide some sweet “together time.”
  3. Break out the Board Games and Puzzles. Board games and puzzles are excellent ways to develop critical thinking skills! Teach your kids those board games you loved as a kid, especially the ones that involve word or math skills. Pop some popcorn and break out Scrabble, Uno, Boggle, or Monopoly. For a fun twist, use the same game boards, but have your child make up new games and come up with new rules. Puzzles are also great for learning and practicing fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, shape recognition, and patience. See how many puzzles the family can do in one summer!

Keeping brains engaged with summer learning will insure both a fun summer with your kids and a “brain boost” as they enter the new school year!

Laura Kelley is the Dean of Students for 3rd-5th Grade and a 5th Grade Teacher at Pinecrest Academy. She is also the mother of four Pinecrest graduates. Laura can be reached at lkelley@pinecrestacademy.org.

More About Pinecrest Academy:

Pinecrest Academy is a private Catholic school serving Pre-K through 12 students. We provide an atmosphere of academic rigor and critical thinking, while offering personalized attention in a Christ-centered environment of faith and reason

Website | Facebook | Twitter

Disclosure: This blog post was originally published on the Pinecrest Academy website.

 

What Will You Create At The Chill Hill In Vickery Village?

Chill Hill

What Will You Create At The Chill Hill In Vickery Village?

With 12 soft serve flavors and over 50 toppings the dessert options are endless at The Chill Hill Vickery Village!

Placed right in the center of Vickery Village stands a locally owned and operated ice shop serving up big flavors and great service. You can choose to eat your dessert at the indoor or outdoor seating. Or you could be like my son and his friends who like to eat their creations on the wall by the stairs. LOL!

Chill Hill

The Chill Hill offers some really fresh and delicious flavors of soft serve frozen yogurt like white chocolate mousse, vanilla custard, strawberry shortcake, birthday cake, sea salt pretzel & many others. They also feature different seasonal flavors throughout the year.

Want some insider scoop? The Chill Hill will be offering a homemade peach and key lime pie soft serve this summer. Currently, they are offering a blackberry and a strawberry soft serve. I’d like to mix the strawberry and blackberry together and then top with some fresh fruit. Doesn’t that sound so refreshing on a hot summer day?

Chill Hill

As far as toppings goes there is literally everything you can think of from fresh fruit to all the different syrups to candy to cereals and everything else in between. With all of those topping choices you could definitely create something different each time you go.

Chill Hill

Did I mention the hot dog cart out front? It’s not just any type of hot dog. It’s Vienna Beef and they are really delicious! The hours for the cart fluctuate. TIP: Make sure you check their Facebook page for updated hot dog cart availability. 

Chill Hill

Want some more insider information? The Chill Hill is selling King of Pops this summer! If you have never tasted these delicious gourmet popsicles, I’m begging you to go to The Chill Hill and get one (or two). Some of our favorite flavors are Chocolate Sea Salt, Watermelon Mojito, and Coconut Lemongrass.

New Pricing Structure

Chill Hill

In case you haven’t heard, The Chill Hill said goodbye to their scale. They now charge for the soft serve by the cup size. That means you get a small, medium, or large cup and fill it up with frozen yogurt and the toppings to your desire. Then you know the price is fixed no matter the weight. To me this change just simplifies the process of getting soft serve frozen yogurt.

Small $3.75 | Medium $5.35 | Large $6.50
{Please note – tax is already included in that price}

I will also add that The Chill Hill sells hand-scooped ice cream as well. And they have around 26 flavors of hand-scooped ice cream. Some of our favorite flavors would be the chocolate chip cookie dough, strawberry, or rocky road. The pricing for that is simply by the scoop.

With all this information, I have one question for you…

What Will You Create At The Chill Hill in Vickery Village Next Time You Go?

Connect with The Chill Hill Online: Facebook

Outdoor Summer Movies

There are FREE Outdoor Movies in the Park at Vickery Village this summer right in front of The Chill Hill. To see the schedule of the movies, click here.

10 Reasons To Visit Pinspiration GA at Vickery Village

10 Reasons To Visit Pinspiration GA At Vickery Village 

“Somewhere, something INCREDIBLE is waiting to be KNOWN.” -Carl Sagan

Maybe this is just me but – have you ever visited a local shop and left feeling super excited? Well, when you meet the staff and watch a studio be built out, its thrilling to see everything come together so well. I’ve been in contact with Tiffany, who moved here from Arizona to open Pinspiration GA, since December of 2016. We’ve been touching base a bunch over the last 7 months as the build out was happening. Last week, I got to spend some time with her checking out the inside before it opened to the public. I walked away from our time full of reasons why you will want to visit Pinspiration as soon as possible.

Here’s my top ten reasons why you will want to visit this Pinterest-inspired DIY art studio ASAP:

#1 – Anyone Can Be a Maker:

Makers gonna make! That’s right, anyone. No matter your age or gender, you can do any of the fun projects at Pinspiration. You don’t have to be crafty either. They provide everything you need down to the easy instructions right on an iPad.

Watch this video for information on how the brick and mortar idea came to life in Arizona:

#2 – Splatter Room:

Imagine a room that you can enter and splatter paint freely onto canvas to make a unique painting. That is what the splatter room is all about. You get all set up in protective wear and then you splatter the fun right out onto a blank canvas for 15 minutes! This would be awesome for birthday parties, corporate events, and date nights. Pinspiration offers several package deals for this Jackson Polluck inspired painting experience! Click here for more information.

#3 – Referral Program:

Here’s an insider scoop for you – they have an excellent referral program. If you get a group of 6 or more to complete a project in the studio, then you as the host get your project free! {Please note – Must mention at the time of reservation.} 

Pinspiration GA

#4 – Live Music on Fridays:

Every Friday from 6-10pm, Pinspiration will have local artists playing live music. Another insider scoop for you: they will do cover band songs as well as some original music. The type of music is a soothing yet hip feel – like Jason Mraz, Adele, John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, etc.

Pinspiration GA

#5 – Playdates:

I can totally see myself doing the playdate options multiple times with my kiddos. It’s a package deal where you and your child (or children) do a set of three crafts together. And then you get a fun snack to share. The example I saw was called the “Rainbow Playdate.” Together with your child (or children) – you do a monogram mug, spin machine art, and an alcohol ink tile. Then while you are waiting for your stuff to dry you decorate and eat a rainbow on a graham cracker. Doesn’t that sound like a fun time for you and your kids?

#6 – Reservations or Drop in:

At Pinspiration GA you can either drop-in to do a project or you can call to make reservations. TIP: Because Pinspiration has just opened, I would recommend you make reservations. Especially if you are wanting to do the splatter room. You can call them at 470.253.7251 or visit the website.

#7 – Parties:

Speaking of parties, what a great place to host one! Kid birthday parties, adult birthday parties, basically any kind of party – they all would be superb at Pinspiration GA. While I was with Tiffany, she showed me over 10 different themes they have for Boutique parties. You won’t have to plan a thing, Pinspiration will take care of everything for you! Visit the events page on their website to learn more about parties at Pinspiration GA!

#8 – Pinterest-inspired:

We all love Pinterest. But for most of us, when we attempt to make a Pinterest project – it never turns out like the picture. I actually love those memes that have the “PINTEREST FAIL” stamp. They always make me laugh. But that will not be the case here at Pinspiration. Everyone can walk away looking like a Pinterest expert.

Do you have an idea of something you want to do from Pinterest? Talk with Tiffany. She might be able to put together a kit for you! Everything on the DIY wall is customizable too. So many options that you will need multiple trips to this new studio!

#9 – Summer Camp: 

At Pinspiration’s daily art camps, your child (ages 5 and up) will do their own Pinterest-inspired project. Another insider scoop: some of the ideas for the weekly themes are Disney, Pirates and Mermaids, Artists (Like Andy Warhol). The camps will be offered daily from 9-12pm. You will need to pre-register your child. You can do that by clicking here.

Pinspiration GA

#10 – Support Local Business:

You guys know me well enough now to know that I have to do a pitch for supporting the local business. Tiffany (sister of Brooke who opened Pinspiration in AZ) moved to Georgia just to open Pinspiration GA in Vickery Village. She now resides in Forsyth County and is making this her home. I am so thankful because I know Pinspiration is going to be a HUGE success. So come on out to support this new local business and as always be sure to let them know you heard about them from Rachael with CummingLocal.com 🙂

PS – This is Tiffany…

More Information on Pinspiration GA:

Pinspiration GA

Connect Online: Website | Facebook | Instagram

Phone: 470-253-7251
Location: 5806 N. Vickery St., Cumming, GA 30040

 

Hours:
Monday- Noon-9pm
Tuesday- CLOSED
Wednesday- Noon-9pm
Thursday- Noon-9pm
Friday- Noon-10pm
Saturday- Noon-10pm
Sunday- Noon-8pm

Find your Pinspiration today!

4th Annual Pilates for Puppies Event on June 24 2017

Pilates for Puppies4th Annual “Pilates for Puppies” – Saturday, June 24th from 3-5pm

Donations to Support Canine Assistants

Come join us at Studio Lotus Forsyth for a fundraiser to support Canine Assistants, a non-profit organization that trains and provides service dogs to enhance and improve the lives of children and adults who have physical disabilities, seizure conditions or other special needs.

At the Pilates for Puppies event, you can join us for a circuit style workout including stations such as Pilates Reformer, Tower and Cardio/Weights/Ropes. We’ll start every 30 minutes, so jump in when you can. Choose any one or all of stations, or skip the workout and just visit with the puppies! Workout is free – donations are appreciated.

Donate any amount, whether you are able to attend or not, and be entered to win:

Drawing will be held June 24th immediately following the workout.

RSVP by calling Studio Lotus at 770.888.0048 or emailing at director.forsyth@studiolotus.com.

Bring your friends, join the fun, and support a great organization!

More About Canine Assistants:

Canine Assistants is a non-profit organization dedicated to the education of people and dogs such that they may enhance the lives of one another.
We specialize in working with children and adults who have physical disabilities, seizure disorders or other special needs.

http://www.canineassistants.org

Kid Care Expo – Free Community Event – August 19 2017

Kid Care Expo

Register Today For The Kid Care Expo

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could interview multiple pediatric practices and specialists in one place? Or understand what a pediatric therapist does? Are there any trusted, reputable daycare facilities near you?

Kid Care Expo is a community outreach program designed to help parents in the North Atlanta region meet and greet healthcare providers and other child specific community resources face to face. This event is perfect for picking a pediatrician, dentist, or pediatric specialist for your child.

This event is FREE and VIP bags are going fast. Reserve yours today!

  • First 100 Registrants will receive a FREE VIP bag with healthcare products and prizes
  • FREE Raffle for all attendees! You could win prizes for new parents, babies, toddlers, children, and teens.
  • Visit The Education Stage for a talk about special healthcare concerns from area specialists
This is a sneak peek into the VIP bag goodies!

This event is for ALL families from pregnant first time parents to parents of teens and young adults. And it’s completely FREE.

When: Saturday, August 19th 9am-1pm

Where: Lanier Technical Institute -3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard, Cumming, GA 30041

INSIDER INFORMATION: There will be a TOUCH-A TRUCK there for the kids to experience the ins and outs of a police car, a fire truck & an ambulance

Get your FREE Ticket by clicking here!

Hosted by Pediatrician Hiral Lavania, MD of One Family Pediatrics

Dr. Lavania has launched this health service campaign to help parents find pediatric healthcare providers across specialties. The Kid Care Expo is the first event of its kind in Forsyth County. Both primary care physicians and specialists will be at this event to meet with parents about the healthcare needs of their children. Special therapist such as speech-language pathologists, nutritionists, lactation consultants, physical therapists, and occupational therapists are also included at this event.

“Parents want health care services but find it difficult to research, meet, and interview every healthcare provider their child may need. The Kid Care Expo will provide them a chance to do all these things at once,” Lavania says. The event is also an opportunity to learn about health challenges from head lice and ear infections to health issues facing special needs children and learning differences. The Kid Care Expo will have a variety of experts speaking on the Education Stage throughout the event.

Some of the healthcare providers and facilities that will be represented include Northside Hospital, One Family Pediatrics, Oasis Lactation Services, Pediatric ENT of Atlanta, Building Bridges Therapy, ReClif Academy, The Marcus Autism Center, Dare 2 Care Pediatrics, and Sharon Springs Dental.

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