Farmer Markets in Cumming GA & Forsyth County

Farmers Markets in Cumming GA

Farmer Markets in Cumming GA

Are you looking for some farmer’s markets around Cumming and throughout Forsyth County?  We have a variety of options and thankfully the list continues to grow from time to time.  From year-round “online” markets to the traditional early morning fruits and vegetable markets and a few things in between.

No matter where you decide to shop, it’s best to ask questions – where are the items coming from?  How have they been grown?  Are they organic?  Are they are local?  The answers to those questions will vary greatly – you have to decide what’s best for your family.

Here are some farmer’s markets and options in Cumming GA & Forsyth County to help you get started:

Year-Round Online Markets:

  1. The Cumming Harvest (year-round market with online ordering and pick-up in Cumming GA)
  2. Nature’s Garden Express (year-round market with online ordering and home delivery)
  3. Circle A Lettuce (year-round (lettuce greens only) market with online ordering and delivery or greenhouse to shop locally at)

Seasonal Outdoor Markets & Market Stores:

  1. Cumming Farmer Market: Located at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot at 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, Georgia. First market day is June 3rd. They will be open every Wednesday & Saturday 6:30am-10:30am until September 30th. {TIP: You will want to get there early for the best selection} 
  2. Lambert Farmers Market: Located at 805 Nichols Rd, Suwanee. First market day is May 27th from 4pm-8pm. They will be open every Saturday until October 28th. For more information, visit this press release.
  3. 400 Produce: Located at 4310 Settendown Village Cumming. For hours and specials, visit their Facebook page.
  4. City Produce: Located at 5035 Hwy 400, Cumming, Georgia, GA 30040. For hours and specials, visit their Facebook page. {TIP: I’ve heard they have great prices on their produce!}

  5. Cane Creek Farm: Located at 5110 Jekyll Rd, Cumming GA 30040 {NOTE: They also offer summer camps and workshops, visit their Facebook page for more information}

  6. Cherokee Market Farm Fresh Products: Located at 11611 Cumming Hwy
    Canton, Georgia, GA 30115.

Year Round Indoor Market Stores:

  1. Leonard’s Farmer Market: Located at 304 Atlanta Rd., Cumming GA 30040. {NOTE: They also sell Big Green Eggs and accessories.} 
  2. Sprouts Farmer Market: Located at 530 Lakeland Plz., Cumming, GA 30040.
  3. Earth Fare: Located at 3140 Ronald Reagan Blvd, Cumming GA 30041 {TIP: Make sure you sign up for their emails and savings card. They always have great specials! Their daily deals are used a lot in my house.}

Farmer Markets Outside of Forsyth County

Our friends at Gwinnett Family has a great round-up of the 9+ Farmer Markets in Gwinnett. Each market is unique with different vendors and some offer more than just produce!

Do you have a favorite farmers market to add to my list?

Photo Source: Natalie Maynor

Summer Fun in Forsyth County for Kids A to Z

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I know it’s not just me who struggles with things to do during the summer in Forsyth County & Cumming GA. That’s why I created this round-up of SUMMER FUN IN FORSYTH COUNTY FOR KIDS!

**EXCITING NEWS: Stay tuned because I will soon have a printable guide that you can use as well for summer! It’s going to be a downloadable e-book titled – “65+ Days Of Summer: A Checklist Of Things To Do & Places To Go In Cumming Ga & Forsyth County”**

So, who’s ready for some Summer Fun from A to Z?  Maybe you’ll enjoy all of them, maybe you’ll pick a few here and there, no matter what you do we hope it gives you some ideas for Summer Fun with your kids in Cumming GA and throughout Forsyth County!

Here’s to SUMMER …

Adventures at Sawnee Mountain Preserve:  There is so much to do at Sawnee Mountain Preserve. You can take a hike up the mountain, play on the playgrounds, or try out the new climbing tower! They will even teach you to climb a tree with a harness and rope. For more information, call 770.781.2217.

Big Creek Greenway: This walking trail is currently 10 miles long but there are plans to extend it to 15 miles at some point. Take your bike, skates, running shoes and head on out to enjoy the scenery and get some exercise.

Chill Hill: Cool off with some delicious soft serve or hand scooped ice cream at Chill Hill in Vickery Village. I love their new fixed pricing model!

Drama: Take your kids to the theater by seeing a drama or dance performance this summer. There are plenty of options through Cumming Playhouse, Stipe Studio, Cumming Dance Academy, Forefront Arts, etc.

Eat from the Food Trucks: The Food Trucks n’ Forsyth County is back this year and even better. With over 12 food trucks, kids activities and live music. This would be a fun family or date night out! 

4th of July

Fourth of July Festivities: The City of Cumming is the place to be!  From the parade to the fireworks, it’s a fun, two-day event for the whole family.

Games: Our summers are hot! Cool off by spending the day inside playing games! You can play arcade games, ride bumper cars, or play a game of laser tag in the new two-story arena at Stars & Strikes Entertainment Center. TIP: Be sure to check Groupon before going, they typically have a deal up for purchase.

Hidden Gems: There are many hidden gems in Forsyth Çounty! We have picked out SEVEN that you should visit this summer. Let us know what you think about them!

Indoor Activities: Raining? Too hot out? No problem – we have TONS of places you can visit that are indoors on our Indoor Fun for Families guide.

Jump: Forsyth County is home to Monkey Joes, Catch Air, Jump TNTGet Air, and Sky ZoneTIP: Make sure to check each of the websites for daily specials and coupons to save money on your visit!

Kids Eat Free: Take the kids out to eat where they are free! IHOP and Steak n’ Shake offer Kids Eat Free everyday. Also, check our Kids Eat Free listing for more options organized by the day.

Lake Lanier: Take a ride over to the lake and enjoy a day at either a park by the shore or rent a boat for the day. Also, LanierWorld is also a fun day activity full of the fun water park, big beach, a boardwalk, and sunset cove. You could spend all day and even the night there!

Movies: Take the kids out for a movie day! Movies 400 is offering the Summer Movie Series again every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am (first come, first serve). Click here to see the 2017 schedule. {They have a new pricing model this year – $4 for admission, small popcorn & small drink. If you bring a canned good to donate the price goes down to $2 for admission, small popcorn & small drink}

North GA Running Co Run Local Series:  Looking for something new to do this summer with your family? Sign up to run a race with North GA Running Co! They have a short distance and long distance series.

Outdoor Summer Movies: Vickery Village will be the place to be this summer!  It’s a great line-up of some really great outdoor movies for the whole family. And it’s FREE! Click here to see the schedule.

Park & Playground Tour: A few years ago we came up with this idea to take the kids on a park tour. They loved it and ask often to do it again. So pack some snacks, a picnic lunch, sunscreen, lots of water and head out to visit some of the 20+ Parks and Playgrounds in Forsyth County.

Quarter Midget Racing: The Cumming Fairgrounds has a line-up of racing throughout the summer.  Check out the racing schedule and get more information here.

Read: The Forsyth County Libraries and Barnes & Noble have great summer reading programs. They also have TONS of story times and activities through the summer.

Swim or Spray Pad: The Cumming Aquatic Center or the Old Atlanta Spray Pad is a great way to have fun in the water this Summer!

Tiny Towne: Ok, I know this isn’t in Forsyth County. But it’s a close drive and it’s a great way to spend a HOT or rainy day during the summer. TIP: Be sure to check Groupon before going, they typically have a deal up for purchase

Unwind: This one is for you MOMS & DADS! Summer is hard on us – whether we work outside the home or stay home with the kids, summer is a lot of juggling. So give yourself grace and patience this summer. The days are long but the years are short! Treat yourself to a date night or a spa treatment. Maybe even a good bottle of wine would do the trick to help you unwind this summer! 🙂

Vacation Bible School: There are lots of great VBS Programs in Cumming & Forsyth County.  If you haven’t signed up your little ones yet, don’t worry – I’m sure you’ll find one to get signed up with.

Warbington Farms – Pick your own strawberries and let the kids play on the Fun Park! We think you could spend all day here! TIP: Make sure you check their Facebook page for updated hours. 

X-tra X-tra Read All About It: Fun events & activities will continue to pop up throughout the summer.  It’s best to make sure you subscribe to the Cumming Local newsletter and also Like Cumming Local on FacebookFollow Cumming Local on Twitter, or Follow along on Instagram so you can stay in the loop.  Trust us … your kids will thank you:).

You didn’t sign the kids up for summer camps?  There’s still time.  Check out our list of 2017 Summer Camps in Forsyth County here.

Zoo: OK, I know this isn’t in Forsyth County. But it’s close enough and definitely worth the drive! Take ride up north to visit the North Georgia Zoo & Petting Farm.

So that’s OUR list from A to Z … no matter what YOU choose, we hope you & your family have a safe and fun Summer in Forsyth County!

Cole Team

Cumming Aquatic Center 2017 Season Opening

Cumming Aquatic Center grand Opening

Cumming Aquatic Center 2017 Season Opening

It’s that time of the year – time for the Cumming Aquatic Center’s 2017 Season Opening!

The following information was released from the Cumming Aquatic Center website:

Opening Dates:
Weekends Only – Beginning May 14th to May 22nd (Saturday & Sunday 1pm to 6m) * Grand Opening on May 13th from 6pm-9pm
Daily – May 28th to August 3rd

Hours:
Monday through Saturday
Session 1:  10am to 2pm*
Session 2:  2:30pm to 6:30pm*

Sunday
1pm to 6pm*

*VERY IMPORTANT: A separate admission is required for EACH session.  (Sorry, I don’t make the rules I just share them)

August 6th – September 4th
Open weekends only
Saturdays: 2 sessions (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) & (2:30 – 6:30 pm)
Sundays (1:00 – 6:00 pm)

Memorial Day (May 30th), Independence Day (July 4th) and Labor Day (September 5th)
One session only (1:00 – 6:00 pm)

Click here for all the Summer 2017 Information

2017 Rates:

Daily Admission
Under 2:  FREE
2 – 17 years:  $4
18 – 59:  $5
60+:  $4

Individual & Family Passes are also available in 30 day, 90 day & annual increments.  Click here for 2017 Rates.

*VERY IMPORTANT:  All guests are required to pay admission – whether swimming or not.  

More About the Cumming Aquatic Center:

On Monday, June 27, 2011, the doors of the Aquatic Center first opened.

Features of the new center include:

  • 50 Meter Competition Pool
  • 1 & 3 Meter Diving Boards
  • Bleachers Spectator Area
  • Concession Stand
  • 25 Yard Instructional / Therapy Pool
  • Outdoor Leisure (Water Park) Pool
  • Poolside Cabanas
  • and Multipurpose Meeting Rooms

Some of the programs currently offered, include:

  • Water Exercise Programs – inquire with Cumming Aquatic for current schedule
  • Swim Lessons
  • Swim Teams
  • Infant Swimming Resource
  • Oh Baby! Fitness – programs for both pregnancy & mommy/child
  • CPR & Lifeguard Classes
  • Birthday Parties
  • and more!
  • Click here for more information

The Cumming Aquatic Center

201 Aquatic Circle (off Pilgrim Mill Road)
Cumming, GA 30040
Phone: 770.781.1781

To learn more about the Cumming Aquatic Center, click here.

Strawberry Picking in Forsyth County at Warbington Farms {2017 Season}

Strawberry Picking in Forsyth County

Strawberry Picking in Forsyth County at Warbington Farms

Oh boy!  It’s strawberry picking time in Forsyth County!  And lucky for us, Warbington Farms is OPEN NOW!  We have from now until the second week of June to pick some farm fresh strawberries from Warbington Farms. I absolutely LOVE fresh strawberries so this time of year always makes me happy.

Warbington Farms is a U-Pick farm. If you’re on a time crunch or just don’t feel like picking your own, you can also purchase previously picked strawberries (when available) for an extra surcharge.

While you’re there, let the kids take advantage of some Farm Fun including hay rides, inflatable slide & petting zoo.  Activities and fees vary depending on the day.

Personal Tips:

1. It’s never a bad idea to call ahead or check their Facebook page to make sure they still have plenty to u-pick … especially if you’re driving from a big distance.  Farming isn’t an exact science after all!
2. Check out their other farm produce while you’re there – In the past, I have snagged some farm-raised eggs for a great price!
3.  Buy a lot – they freeze great!
4.  And then be ready for all those strawberries!  You might want some new recipes, check out our “Berry Recipe” Board on Pinterest for a few ideas.

Here’s some more great Tips for Visiting a Pick Your Own Farm from Really, Are you Serious?

More Information:

2017 SPRING SEASON:

  • Warbington Farms is NOW OPEN for Strawberry Picking!
  • Hours are currently being posted on Facebook each week.  Be sure to visit their Facebook Page for the most up to date information.
  • According to their website, strawberry pricing is $14 (plus tax) for U-Pick and $16 (plus tax) for Pre-Picked. Please note – They provide the buckets and do not allow outside containers in the field.

FUN PARK:

  • Open same hours as strawberry picking.
  • Fun Park includes hayride, corn-crib, petting zoo, slides, tire yard, playground, NEW jumping pillow & unlimited fun
  • Fun Park Admission Weekends: $9 per child and $5 adult (12 years & older) plus tax
  • Under three are free and there is a senior citizen discount available.
  • Check out their upcoming events by clicking here.

Note:  To reiterate, it’s always a good idea to check with Warbington Farms (on facebook or by phone) for the latest updates.  Strawberries may be unavailable for u-pick if supply is low or inclement weather.

More Information about Warbington Farms:

Warbington Farms has been locally owned for over 35 years. Warbington Farms is full of great wholesome fun for the whole family whether it is enjoying the “Hey” Ride, Farm Fun Park, Petting Zoo, fresh picked strawberries or pumpkins, or any of the other down home fun on the farm. The farm also makes the perfect setting for your next special occasion including birthday parties, bonfire parties, family reunions, corporate events, or a wedding.

Connect with Warbington Farms online: Website | Facebook

5555 Crow Road
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: 770.380.2920

Looking for more places to go Strawberry picking?

Check out this post from our friends at 365 Atlanta Family – 11 Farms With the Juiciest Strawberry Picking in Georgia 

Mother’s Day Cumming GA & Forsyth County 2017

Mothers Day in Cumming GA

Mother’s Day in Cumming GA & Forsyth County 2017

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

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

Sunday Brunch in Cumming & Forsyth County

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

(Listed in Date Order)

Mother’s Day Specials at Bliss Mama Wellness

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

Massage Special at Essential Wellness Chiropractic

Date: You call and schedule the best time for you!
Essential Wellness Chiropractic & Massage – 5830 Clarion St, Ste 101, Cumming, Georgia, GA 30040

Kid’s Workshop at Home Depot

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

Home Depot – 100 Market Place Blvd., Cumming 30041

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

Kids Club at Michael’s

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

Michael’s – 1200 Market Place Blvd, Cumming 30041

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

Take Mom to a Performance at The Warehouse

Date: May 11th – 14th

The Warehouse – 5095 Post Rd, Cumming 30041

  • MotherWorks is a theatrical celebration of moms that is a family friendly show featuring performances from Mother/Daughter duos who have appeared on Broadway, TV, film, and in regional productions. It is the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
  • Show times: Thursday, May 11 at 7:00pm, Friday, May 12 at 7:00pm, Saturday, May 13 at 10:00am & 1:00pm, Sunday, May 14 at 4:00pm & 7:00pm
  • Click here for more information

Celebrate Mom Storytime

Date:  Saturday, May 13th at 11am

Barnes & Noble – at The Collection Forsyth

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

Mommy and Me Photo Session

Date: Saturday, May 13th at 11am

The Exchange – at The Collection Forsyth

  • Join us for a Mother’s Day Tea at the Exchange located at 410 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 208 Cumming, GA in the Collection! Tea and finger foods will be provided and a digital keepsake photo will be taken to remember your day! Cost is $50. Please register and pre-pay to reserve your spot! All proceeds will go towards a GlobalX Mission Trip to East Asia!!

Click here for more information

Paint with Mom at Pinot’s Palette

Date: Saturday, May 13th 11am-1pm
Pinot’s Palette – 11720 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 175, Johns Creek, GA

  • Paint an adorable painting with your child – several Mommy and Me classes available for you to sign up for!

More information by clicking here

Mother’s Day Activities at Vickery Village

Date: Sunday, May 14th from 11am – 3pm

Vickery Village Courtyard

  • Enjoy brunch at one of our wonderful restaurants and then bring the kids outside to make a Mother’s Day craft for Mom. Brought to you by Pinspiration Georgia
  • Click here for more information 

Stars & Strikes – Moms Play FREE all Day

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

Take Mom to the Movies

Date: Sunday, May 14th
Movies 400 – 415 Atlanta Rd, Cumming
Movies 400 on Facebook

  • FREE small popcorn for moms with a purchased ticket!

Free Pizza at Tiny Towne (in Norcross)

Date: Sunday, May 14th
2055 Beaver Ruin Rd, Norcross, GA 30071
Tiny Towne on Facebook | Tiny Town Online

  • Any mother that visits on Sunday will receive a FREE LARGE one-topping pizza. (Large pizza feeds 4-5)  Register here 

Restaurant/Bakery Specials:

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

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

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

  • Tam’s Backstage (678-455-8310), Tam’s Tupelo (470-839-2024), and Cinco’s (678-341-6962) are doing a Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 14th.  You can contact them directly for reservations.
  • Marlow’s Tavern is hosting a special Mother’s Day brunch from 10am-3pm. If you come in before 11am, mom’s entree is free! More details here 
  • Grub Burger Bar: Mom’s first drink is FREE on Sunday, May 14th

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

Gift ideas:

Tips On Motherhood from Freely Give on Vimeo.

Photo Source – D Sharon Pruitt

Summer Jobs in Forsyth County for Teenagers

Summer Jobs in Forsyth County for Teenagers

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

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

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

Fast Food:

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

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

Lifeguarding:

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

Grocery Stores:

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

Boutiques:

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

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

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


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

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

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

Launch Trampoline Park Opening in Cumming Georgia

Launch Trampoline Park

Launch Franchising, LLC. is pleased to announce a Launch Trampoline Park will be opening in Cumming, Georgia!

Launch Trampoline Park was founded in 2012 by Rhode Island entrepreneur Robert Arnold and retired New England Patriot cornerback and three-time Super Bowl Champion Ty Law. Arnold embarked on the vision for Launch in 2011 after he visited his first trampoline park with his wife and kids. Seeing the combination of family, fun and fitness and using his knack for entrepreneurship, Launch came to life.

All of the Launch Trampoline Park locations provide kids of all ages with endless fun of whether it is bouncing on trampolines, playing dodgeball in mid-air or falling into a massive foam pit. Launch Cumming will be available for birthday parties, fundraisers, fitness classes, toddler time, teen nights, private events and more! The park has a full-redemption arcade, Launch Restaurant and private party rooms. Additionally, Launch Trampoline Park has its own mascot – “Joey,” a 7-foot tall green kangaroo mascot – who is in charge of fun at the park, assisting with birthdays and special events.

“The Launch Cumming franchisees are excited to bring family fun to the area and are ecstatic to be a part of the Launch team. We can’t wait for the community to enjoy all the fun and action that Launch has to offer,” stated Robert Arnold, president and co-owner of Launch Franchising, LLC.

More About Launch Franchising:

Ty Law and Robert Arnold are co-owners of Launch Franchising, LLC, with two corporate locations in Warwick, RI and Hartford, CT, and franchise locations along the East Coast. The company is expanding its franchise nationwide and utilizing the strength of positive branding, turn-key operational systems and proven marketing programs as attractive benefits to potential franchisees.

For additional information, please visit www.launchtrampolinepark.com.

Free 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?

Check out the 2017 Summer Movies for Kids at New Vision Theater -Movies 400. 

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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