3rd Annual Rise and Drive Family Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


About Stepping Stone Montessori School

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

Broadway North & Hollywood of the South at Stipe Studio

Stipe Studio

Broadway North & Hollywood of the South at Stipe Studio

Registration is NOW OPEN for their Summer Camp offerings.

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

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

Stipe Studio

Beauty and the Beast Broadway North Camp

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

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

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

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

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

Stipe Studio

Hollywood of the South Film Camp

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

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

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

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

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

​More Information about Stipe Studio:

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

Connect with Stipe Studio Online: Website | Facebook | Instagram

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

Summer Dance Camps at Cumming Dance Academy

Summer Dance Camps at Cumming Dance Academy

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

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE BOYS HIP HOP.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday’s

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Purple hair, don’t care? Join us for the camp that is sure to be a summertime hit. From “Rotton to the Core” to “Did I Mention?” the students will have a blast as they dance and sing to music from the musical. Students will work on improvisation technique, voice projection, and stage presence. They will create related crafts, costumes, and props. The week-long fun culminates with a mini-showcase for family and friends.

June 26th – 30th (Cumming)      

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE DESCENDANTS MUSICAL THEATER CAMP!

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE IMPROVISATION INTENSIVE. 

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE LYRICAL & CONTEMPORARY INTENSIVE.

July 17th—19th

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE HIP HOP INTENSIVE.

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE JAZZ INTENSIVE.

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE IMPROVISATION INTENSIVE.

More About Cumming Dance Academy:

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

Connect Online with Cumming Dance Academy: Website | Facebook

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

2017 Outdoor Summer Movies in Cumming GA & Forsyth County

Outdoor Summer Movies

2017 Outdoor Summer Movies in Cumming GA & Forsyth County

Northside Hospital Healthcare System Movies in the Park™ is returning to Cumming / Forsyth – FREE outdoor summer movies are back this summer!   Movies will once again be shown at Vickery Village (Next to The Chill Hill).

Georgia Movies in the Park™ – Atlanta’s best family outdoor movie series returns to the Atlanta / North Georgia area.  Presented by Northside Hospital and Southern Outdoor Cinema, Movies in the Park™ shows blockbuster films on huge inflatable movie screens in unique and historical locations.  Movie start times are kid-friendly and begin at sundown not dark.  Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, blanket, and bug spray.  For more information visit Georgia Movies in The Park on Facebook.

This is Atlanta’s only outdoor movie series that starts before dark.  Movies will start at sundown, all other series wait 30-60 minutes after sundown.  And this isn’t just another outdoor movie series on a soccer field or football field – movies across Georgia are shown in unique or historical locations.  And Vickery Village definitely falls in that category.  Surrounded by local restaurants and right next door to Chill Hill, everything’s in order for a great family night!

So grab your blankets, chairs, the kiddos and everything you’ll need for a fun night under the stars.

Outdoor Summer Movies

The 2017 Outdoor Summer Movie Line-up in Cumming GA:

  • May 30 – Finding Dory
  • June 13 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • June 27 – The Lego Batman Movie
  • July 11 – Sing
  • July 25 – Trolls
Note: All events are free and will start at sundown (not dark) – this could be around 8:30-40pm – we’ll update as we get closer to summer sundowns. Definitely arrive early so you don’t miss it.

Events sponsored by Northside Hospital, The Chill Hill, Covenant Christian Academy & Southern Outdoor Cinema.

More Information:

The Chill Hill is located at
5860 South Vickery Street
Cumming GA 30040

Please follow Georgia Movies in the Park on Facebook for weather related updates, you can also catch shows in nearby towns too.

Looking for more 2017 Summer Movies in Forsyth County?

Coming soon we will have the details on 2017 FREE Summer Movies at Carmike Cinema Movies 400. Stay tuned and we will share once we have all the details!

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 Other locations near Cumming GA:

Outdoor Summer Movies

Movies in the Park – Dawsonville on the Beach

Location: War Hill Park  | 4081 War Hill Park Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534
Date: June 2, 2017 – Disney’s Moana
More Information: Movies in the Park goes to the beach! Take the family on a staycation with a day spent at the beach on Lake Lanier, just a few minute drive from Atlanta. Enjoy a swim in the lake, building sandcastles in the sand and picnicking with your family and friend. Then lay back on a beach towel or beach chair and watch a movie on the big screen on the beach. Overnight camping at the park is also available (small fee may apply).

Movies in the Park – Dawsonville

Location: Veterans Memorial Park, 186 Recreation Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534
Dates: August 11: Movie is to be announced soon!
More Information: Movies in the Park heads to the North Georgia Mountains. Take a day trip to the Dawsonville to enjoy an outdoor movie surrounded by nature. The kids will have some end of summer fun in the swimming pools, climbing on one of the 2 playgrounds or stroll on paved bike/walking trails. End your day with a Movies in the Park under a starlit sky.

Movies in the Park – Woodstock

Location:Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater, 101 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, GA 30188
Dates: June 16: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, July 21: Disney’s Moana & August 25: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
More Information: This summer experience free family movie nights outdoors in downtown historic Woodstock, just 30 minutes away from Atlanta. Throughout the summer Movies in the Park ™ is hosted at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater at The Park at City Center. Before the movie, take a stroll down Main Street where you can enjoy over 18 great restaurants, 30 charming stores and watch the train pass through town. There is always something to do in Downtown Woodstock.

Movies in the Park – Canton

Location: Browns Park, 251 E Marietta St, Canton, GA 30114
Dates: June 17: Sing, July 22: The Lego Batman Movie, and August 26: The Boss Baby
More Information: Enjoy a historic view while watching an outdoor movie at Movies in the Park ™ in Cherokee County. Hosted in downtown Canton at Browns Park, family movie night is surrounded by history. Sit back in your lawn chair and enjoy a movie on a big screen with a backdrop of the 1925 City Hall as well as a Memorial Arch which was dedicated in 1923. While you are enjoying your surroundings, the kids will have fun swinging on the swing set, climbing on the jungle gym or having their face painted.

i9 Sports Summer Camps: 5 Multi-Sports Camps Available

i9 Sports Summer Camps

i9 Sports Summer Camp: 5 Multi-Sports Camps Available

Around my house, we love i9 Sports because of their excellent sport options during the fall, spring, and winter. But – did you know they have summer programs too? This summer, i9 Sports is offering 5 sessions of a Multi-Sport Camp. Your children will have a blast with i9 Sports this summer!

All 5 sessions of the Multi-Sport Camps are being held at Windermere Lodge, located at 4444 Frontnine Drive, Cumming, Ga. 30041. i9 Sports offers a full or half day option for each weekly session. During the Multi-Sport camps, your child will enjoy sports like Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Kickball, Swimming and even sliding down the water slides at Windermere Lodge!

i9 Sports Summer Camps

Here are the 5 sessions available for i9 Sports Summer Camps:

Multi-Sport Summer Camp – Session 1
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
Click here for more information 

Multi-Sport Summer Camp – Session 2
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
Click here for more information 

Multi-Sport Summer Camp – Session 3
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
Click here for more information 

Multi-Sport Summer Camp – Session 4
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
Click here for more information 

Multi-Sport Summer Camp – Session 5
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
Click here for more information

Register today, space is limited!

You will find the i9 Sports Multi-Sport Summer Camps on our 2017 Summer Camps for Kids in Forsyth County guide.

Connect with i9 Sports: Website | Facebook

 

Forefront Arts Summer Drama Camps For Ages 4-18

Forefront Arts Drama Camps

From Superheroes action camp to Beauty & the Beast musical theatre camp, every child can boost their confidence and creativity this summer! Every Forefront Arts summer drama camp culminates in a public performance.

Recently, I asked Forefront Arts “what is the one thing you want Cumming Local readers to know about the Forefront Arts Summer Drama Camps?” Their answer was simple – “that we have something for everyone this year.” And it’s true! Whether your child is male or female, preschooler or tween, interested in drama or already in drama – there is a perfect drama camp for your child.

Forefront Arts Summer Drama Camps have multiple camp locations including Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, Johns Creek, Suwanee, Buford, and Hamilton Milll!

*NEW THIS YEAR: Forefront Arts has added Performing Arts Day Camps. These camps feauture 5 self-contained days of creative & performing arts activities.  You can enroll your child in 1 to 5 days based on your family’s schedule!  Each day will feature an informal performance or creative exercise which will be filmed & posted online for your enjoyment.

Today, I wanted to walk you through all the themes they are offering this summer. Each camp is lead by professional actor instructors. Also, a portion of Forefront Arts proceeds will go towards sponsoring a child in Bali and supporting an orphanage in India. (Additional note: Forefront Arts is offering scholarships to foster families here in Georgia.)

For specific dates, times, cost, and location visit their master schedule by clicking here. 


“Beauty and the Beast” 
 

It’s a tale as old as time! Belle, the Beast, Gaston, Lumiere the Candlestick, Cogsworth the Clock, Mrs Potts, Chip the Teacup, and all your other favorite characters will be onstage performing the classic fairytale musical in all it’s splendor. Be our guest, and join us this summer in an enchanted castle in the forest.

The camp show will feature many well-known songs from the original Disney cartoon, and be completely family-friendly!  We’ve removed any scary elements from the camp script (wolves in the forest, etc) and focused on the wonderful characters and musical numbers that have made this story a classic!  Campers will love performing in big group numbers like “Belle” and “Be Our Guest”!

Click here to register for the Forefront Arts Summer Drama Camp


Perfect for boys, girls, & anyone with lots of energy!  Everyone will be safe, supervised, & get to save the day and perform cool action sequences!

“Superheroes, Stage Combat, & Stunt Training”

Calling all superheroes and actors who want to save the day! You know those famous action stars in all the popular superhero and action movies?  Most of them started their acting training while they were in elementary and middle school, and learned how to perform acting scenes and fight choreography live onstage before they transitioned to film work.  And now your child can too!  Specialized combat and stunt instructors will lead the campers in physical exercises and train them how to safely choreograph and execute a “fight scene” while being completely safe and self-controlled. The acting instructors will coach students in acting scenes (no singing or dancing) from popular hero and action films, and original scripts based on characters created during the camp week. Each age group will receive stunt training & acting instruction for their appropriate level, all culminating in a live performance of good vs evil and an epic battle scene onstage featuring superheroes of all ages!

Click here to register for the Forefront Arts Summer Drama Camp


“The Sound of Music” Song & Dance Revue 

There are so many wonderful and well-known songs in this classic musical and this summer your child can perform them all! In our revues everyone gets an opportunity to be featured onstage in big and small ways as we perform all of your favorite musical numbers!

Our script will focus on the wonderful relationship of Maria and the Von Trapp family, and all of the corresponding songs.  We’ve removed the darker moments from the film (Nazis, hiding in the Abbey, etc) so that our camp show will be family-friendly for all!  Whether it’s the preschool campers performing as Marionettes in “The Lonely Goatherd,” the full cast singing “My Favorite Things,” or Maria leading the children in “Doe, a Deer,” this is sure to be a favorite camp week for your family!

Click here to register for the Forefront Arts Summer Drama Camp


Specialty Comedic Camp for the comedy lover in your life!  Ages 10-14 will love this camp just for them!

“Make ‘Em Laugh: Comedic Acting, Improv, & Sketch Comedy” 

Work on comedic timing, duo scenes, stand-up comedy routines, create sketch routines and larger than life characters, and play tons of improv games! This is your child’s chance to perform in the funniest show of the summer, crafted by the campers so each week’s show is completely fresh!

Every camper will work on a comedic monologue, duo scenes and well-known comedic routines like Monty Python, the Three Stooges, and Abbott & Costello, and work with the group to design an end-of-the-week improv show with scripted sketches, improv games, & audience participation!

Click here to register for the Forefront Arts Summer Drama Camp


Princesses & Pirates Preschool Camp

Children ages 3 to 7 can enjoy a half-day camp just for them at select locations!  We’ll make up a new play combining Jake & The Neverland Pirates, Captain Hook, Captain Jack Sparrow, Long John Silver, Sophia the First, Snow White, Cinderella, and all of their pirate and princess friends!  

Your child will create princess crowns and pirate masks and do lots of play-acting as characters who live in castles, ships, and everywhere in between.  In this summer drama camp, your child will follow a treasure map to find a hidden treasure chest with fun goodies inside and put it all together into a performance for the end of the week.

Click here to register for the Forefront Arts Summer Drama Camp


Tweens & Teens & Advanced Students — we’ve got some special camp just for you!

“Hamilton: an American Musical Revue” 

America’s most-popular musical is coming to a Forefront Arts stage this summer! Our tweens & teens will love showcasing their hip-hop 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!

This summer dram camp has two options for you to choose from:

  • Hamilton Jr — ages 8-14 (Johns Creek only)
  • Hamilton Revue — Ages 10-14 (multiple locations) Teen Summer stock — ages 13-20 (Johns Creek only)

Click here to register for the Forefront Arts Summer Drama Camp


Performing Arts Day Camps – NEW THIS YEAR!

Campers can enroll for 1-5 days, based on your schedule.  Each day will be self-contained with creative & performing arts activities and instruction, team-building exercises, free play and outside time, and rehearsal of performance numbers.  Each day will feature an informal performance or activity that will be filmed & posted online for your enjoyment.

Creative Dramatics campers (ages 3-6) will experience the daily themes under the direction of a specially trained Creative Dramatics Teaching Artist who will guide and support the children to engage at their appropriate level (writing their original stories as they tell it to her, directing the group in a group acting piece with prompted speaking lines,etc).  

Full-Day campers (ages 6-14) will be encouraged to fully engage at their personal levels and participate in each day’s activities to their fullest extent. 

Click here to register for the Forefront Arts Summer Drama Camp

Click HERE to view the master schedule page. This is where you will find a listing of all the camp themes, locations, pricing, and more!

More About Forefront Arts:

The Forefront Arts program is built on three pillars: bravery, creativity, integrity. We believe that experience in the performing arts provides students with many valuable life skills including self-confidence, resourcefulness, teamwork and self-control.  Our desire is that our students not only develop a love for the arts through our classes and drama clubs but that they also develop their confidence, imagination and leadership skills.
You will find Forefront Art Drama Camps on our Summer Camp for Kids in Forsyth County Guide. 
Connect with Forefront Arts Online: Website | Facebook 

Easter Church Services in Forsyth County 2017

Updated: If you’re looking for our Round-up of 2017 Easter Egg Hunts in Forsyth County, click here.

Easter Services in Forsyth County, Cumming GA

Easter Church Services {2017} in Forsyth County

If you don’t have a church home, but are looking for a place to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus this Easter Weekend, I hope this round-up of Easter Church Services in Forsyth County will help! If your church has a special service & you’d like to have it added to the list, please feel free to use our Contact Us form & we’d be happy to share it with our readers.

Our friend, Oh Amanda has created a great resource called A Sense of the Resurrection: An Easter Experience for the Family to teach your children about the Resurrection.  By using the promo code: “CUMMINGLOCAL” you will receive 20% this great resource. You can purchase by clicking here.

This information & the links provided is believed to be correct and accurate at time of listing. As always, it is recommended that you call or confirm prior to driving to a location – definitely wouldn’t want you mad at us on Easter Sunday!!

If we missed your favorite place of worship for Easter Church Services in Forsyth County, please let us know so it may be added!

Baptist

Cumming Baptist Church
115 Church Street, 30040
Phone: 770.205.6699
Sunday, April 16th – 10:30am
Click here for more information

First Baptist Cumming
1597 Sawnee Drive, 30040
Phone: 770.887.2428
Sunday, April 16th – 8am, 9:30am & 11am
Click here for more information

First Redeemer Church
2100 Peachtree Pkwy, 30041
Phone: 678.513.9400
TBA Soon
Click here for more information

North Lanier Baptist Church
829 Atlanta Hwy, 30040
Phone: 770.781.5433
Sunday, April 16th – 10:30am (Spanish Available at 10:30am)
Click here for more information

Catholic

Church of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church
3740 Holtzclaw Road, 30041
Phone: 770.887.9861
Sunday, April 16th – 7:30am, 9am, 11am, 1pm (Spanish available at 7:30am or 1pm)
Click here for more information

Community / Non-Denominational

Mountain Lake Church – North Forsyth Campus
3105 Dahlonega Hwy, 30040
Phone: 770.888.2513
Friday, April 14th – 6pm, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 15th – 4pm, 6pm
Sunday, April 16th – 9am, 11am

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Mountain Lake Church invites YOU to join them all Easter weekend. Click here to find out more!

Mountain Lake Church – Dawson Campus
189 N 400 Center Ln Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone: 770.888.2513
Sunday, April 16th – 9:30am & 11am
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Browns Bridge Community Church
3860 Browns Bridge Road, 30041
Phone: 678.965.8000
Saturday, April 15th – 4pm, 6pm & 8pm (No children’s environment at the 8pm service)
Sunday, April 16th – 9am & 11am
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Highlands Church
433 Canton Road, Building 400 Cumming, GA 30040
Phone: 404.895.5637
Sunday, March 27th – 8:15am, 9:30am & 11am
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Canvas Christian Church
3560 Browns Bridge Rd, Cumming
Phone: 770.887.5542
Saturday, April 15th – 5pm
Sunday, April 16th – 10am & 11:30am
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Christ Community Church
5455 Campground Road, 30040
Phone: 770.442.8600
Friday, April 14th – 7pm (Good Friday)
Sunday, April 16th – 9am & 11am
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Lutheran

Living Faith Lutheran Church
103 Buford Dam Road, 30040
Phone: 770.887.0184
Thursday, April 13th – Holy Thursday 7pm
Friday, April 14th – Good Friday 12pm and 7pm
Saturday, April 15th – Holy Saturday @ sundown
Sunday, April 16th – Easter Sunday 7:30am and 10:15am
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Christ the King Lutheran Church
1125 Bettis-Tribble Gap Rd., 30040
Phone: 770.889.5328
Sunday, April 16th – Sunrise Service: 6:55 AM, Traditional Liturgical Services: 8:00 AM & 11:00 AM, Contemporary Praise Service: 9:00 AM
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Presbyterian

Deer Creek Shores Presbyterian
7620 Lanier Drive, 30041
Phone: 770.887.6801
Sunday, April 16th – 7:30am (Sunrise Service) or 11am (Traditional Service)
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Parkway Presbyterian Church
5830 Bethelview Road, 30040
Phone: 770.889.8694
Thursday, April 14th – 7pm : Maundy Thursday Communion Service
Friday, April 15th – 7pm:  Good Friday Service
Sunday, April 16th – 8:45am (traditional) or 11am (contemporary)
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United Methodist

Bethelview United Methodist Church
4525 Bethelview Road, 30040
Phone: 770.887.4888
Sunday, April 16th – 7am: Sunrise Service 10:30am: Easter Service

Cumming First United Methodist Church
770 Canton Hwy, 30040
Phone: 770.887.2900
Thursday, April 13th – 7:30pm: Maundy Thursday Service
Friday, April 14th – noon to 6pm: Good Friday drop-in
Sunday, April 16th – 7am (Sunrise Service), 8:45am, 9:51am (Contemporary), or 11am
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Creekside United Methodist
673 Peachtree Pkwy, 30041
Phone: 770.888.8449
Thursday, April 13th – 6:30pm: Maundy Thursday Communion service
Friday, April 14th – 6:30pm: Good Friday Worship service
Sunday, April, 16th – 7am (Sunrise Service), 9am & 11am
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This information is and links provided is believed to be correct and accurate at time of listing. As always, it is recommended that you call or confirm prior to driving to a location – definitely wouldn’t want you mad at us on Easter Day!!

If we missed your favorite place of worship, please let us know so it may be added!

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Footprints Offers 15 Dance Camps This Summer!

Footprints Dance Alliance Offers 15 Dance Camps This Summer!

Footprints Dance Alliance is offering 15 dance camps this summer. There is literally something for every age! Whether you have a 3 year old who would love to dance every morning for a week or if you have a 12 year old who wants to fine tune her skills, Footprints Dance Camps are perfect!

Footprints Dance Camps are being offered during 5 weeks of the summer. All of their camps are $110 for the week ($75 for siblings) and they are offering a special discount for Cumming Local readers. If you mention Cumming Local when registering for dance camp, they will give you 10% off. 

For more information on their summer dance camps, click here!

For Kids Ages 2-5:

Monday – Friday {9am to Noon}

The following weeks are offered: June 12th – 16th, June 19th – 23rd, July 10th – 14th, July 17th – 24th, and July 24th – 28th

In these dance camps, you can expect your 2-5 year old to have FUN! Students will learn the basic foundation of dance in Ballet, Jazz & Tap. We offer creative hands-on teaching methods that are sure to keep your child entertained the whole time!

For more specifics, click here to download the 2017 Footprints Dance Summer Camps.

For Kids Ages 6-8:

Monday – Friday {9am to Noon}

The following weeks are offered: June 12th – 16th, June 19th – 23rd, July 10th – 14th, July 17th – 24th, and July 24th – 28th

In these dance camps, you can expect your 6-8 year old to LOVE attending! Your child will receive training in Ballet, Tap & Jazz. Footprints Dance Alliance welcomes all levels to their summer dance camps!

For more specifics, click here to download the 2017 Footprints Dance Summer Camps.

For Kids Ages 9 & up:

Monday – Friday {Noon – 3pm}

The following weeks are offered: June 12th – 16th, June 19th – 23rd, July 10th – 14th, July 17th – 24th, and July 24th – 28th

In these dance camps, you can expect your children over 9 years old to study Ballet, Tap or Jazz through cardio strength. Footprints Dance does welcome all levels of dancers to camp this summer.

For more specifics, click here to download the 2017 Footprints Dance Summer Camps.

More About Footprints Dance Alliance:

Footprints Dance Alliance is dedicated to training the next generation of dancers to be catalysts for Christ. We use Biblical philosophies, principles, scripture and values to lead our dancers to not only a future in dance, but also a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We are not a church, but we are a place where people can come to feel loved, accepted and lifted up in their daily lives. Although we enjoy helping our students explore their Faith, we do not discriminate or follow any particular doctrine or denomination. We merely love as Christ loved and work to create a positive and uplifting atmosphere where every student has the chance to be both challenged and successful! We also make sure that our students are always modestly dressed and use age appropriate and conservative music and choreography. We spend a tremendous amount of time making sure that we are honoring God with our bodies and our choreography at all times. We use dance as a way to move our audience and Glorify God.

Connect with Footprints Dance Alliance Online: Website | Facebook

Celebrate Easter At Mountain Lake Church

Easter At Mountain Lake Church

Celebrate Easter At Mountain Lake Church

Mountain Lake Church would like to invite you to spend Easter weekend with them. They have a weekend planned just for you and your family. Mountain Lake’s vision is to create a church where life change stories are written every week. And that is their hope for Easter weekend! Below are the details for all the events they have planned for Easter. Hope to see you there!

Good Friday Services: Friday, April 14th

Our Good Friday services provide an opportunity to reflect upon Jesus’ death on the cross. Offered at 6pm and 7:30pm, the Good Friday services will include acoustic worship and communion.

In addition, prior to each service, we invite everyone to experience an interactive and self-guided “Journey to the Cross” in our courtyard. Through Scripture, prayer, and intentional response moments, this “Journey” is intended to provide a reflective space for people in the community to better understand the consequences of our sins and God’s perfect plan to save us—by sending His One and only Son, Jesus, to die on the cross.

For Children Birth-5th grade: During each Good Friday service, we will lead elementary-age children through a hands-on learning experience to give them a greater understanding of what Jesus endured on our behalf. Down the preschool hallway, younger children will also gain a biblical and foundational understanding of the Easter story.

Note: Journey to the Cross will be available beginning on Palm Sunday and end after the last Good Friday Service. In addition, we will be offering a special Lunchtime worship on Thursday, April 13 from 12-1. This lunchtime worship will include live music, a message, prayer, and time to walk through the Journey to the Cross.

Easter Services: Saturday, April 15th and Sunday, April 16th

Saturday Services – 4pm and 6pm
Sunday Services – 9am and 11am

  • Egg Hunts & Baptisms: The Egg Hunts and Baptisms are both outside and will happen after each service.
  • Easter Photo Opportunity: When families arrive with small children, volunteers will be on hand with decorated wagons to help escort the children inside. We did this last year and it was a BIG hit with the little ones. This also makes a super cute photo op for families.
  • First Time Guests with Kids: To make it super easy for first-time guests with children (Birth-5th grade), they can pre-register their children and pick up their tags at the “First-Time Guest Check In” in MLC Kids. Click here to pre-register.
  • Children with Special Needs: While all services offer age-appropriate environments for children birth-5th grade, at the Saturday at 4pm and Sunday 11am services, MLC KIDS will also be staffed with volunteers who specialize in working with individuals with special needs.

More About Mountain Lake Church:

Mountain Lake Church is a church with a heart for our community. We exist to make our city and world a better place by showing God’s love in all we do. Our goal is to make Mountain Lake Church a place where Life Change stories are written every day, week, month, & year.

Connect with Mountain Lake Church Online: Website | Facebook

20 Amazing Summer Camps at Pinecrest Academy

We are thrilled to be able to share all about Pinecrest Academy’s summer camps with you. Pinecrest Academy (a private school here in Cumming) is offering more than 20 different camps for kids ages 4 and up.

Their camps build virtue, confidence and friendships while teaching new skills in a fun, safe environment. Being a mom myself, I love that they are focused on a child’s character and having fun in a safe place.

As an added bonus, Pinecrest is offering before and aftercare options for all summer campers this year. This will make it easier for you working moms out there. For more information on that, click here.

Below is a round-up of all their camp options. We have organized them by type of camp – Special Interest, Fun, Spanish Camps, Athletic Camps, Fine Arts & Math, Computer, and Science Camps. 

Special Interest, Just Plain Fun, and Spanish Camps

  • Summertime Fun Camp (Ages 4-10) June 12 – 16 & July 10 – 14
  • Driver’s Ed (Ages 14 – 16) June 12 – 16
  • Spanish Camp (Ages 4 – 10) June 5 – 9, July 10 – 14 & July 17 – 21
  • The Hogwarts Experience (5th – 12th Grade) June 5 – June 9

Athletic Camps

  • NIKE Boys Basketball Camp (Ages 9 – 15) May 30 – June 2 (Register here)
  • Dunwoody Fencing Camp (Ages 5 – 12) June 5 – 9
  • Learn Archery Camp (Ages 9 – 17) June 19-23 & July 17 – 21
  • Coach V’s Sports Performance Camp (Ages 5 – 13) June 5 – June 9 & June 26 – 30
  • Paladin Top Shelf Girls Lacrosse Camp (Ages 3 – 12) June 12 – 16
  • Pinecrest Girls and Boys Basketball Camp (Ages 5 – 13) July 10 – 14 & July 17 – 21
  • Paladin Soccer Academy (Ages 3 – 10) June 19 – 22
  • Atlanta Braves Boys and Girls Baseball Camp (Ages 5 – 13) July 17 – 21 (Register here)

Fine Arts

  • Pinecrest Academy Summer Band Clinic (Ages 4 – 9) June 12 – 16 (Register separately)
  • Girls Art Camp (Ages 7 – 11) June 19 – 23
  • Musical Theater Camp (Rising 2nd Grade – Rising 7th Grade) June 19 – 23
  • Boys Art and Science Camp, Ages 7-11, July 17-21

Math, Computer and Science Camp

  • Video Game Development Camp (Ages 8 – 14) June 12 – 16
  • MOD Design Camp (Ages 8 – 14) June 5 – 9
  • Rocketry and Aeronautics Camp (Ages 11 – 15) June 5 – 9 & June 12 – 16
  • Robotics Camp (Ages 11 – 15) June 5 – 9
  • Introduction to Engineering (Ages 11 – 15) June 12 – 16

Ready to register your child? If so, click here to start the process!

Connect with Pinecrest Academy Online: Website | Facebook | Twitter

You will find all of Pinecrest Academy’s summer camps listed in our 2017 Summer Camp for Kids Guide.