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Things to Do Forsyth County This Weekend – July 13 – July 15, 2018

Happy weekend, friends! Today I have a round-up of the best things to do this weekend in and near Forsyth County.  We hope that our list of the weekend things to do Forsyth County makes your weekend fun & you check out a local business that you didn’t know existed! And because you just never know with this summer weather, here is our Indoor Fun for Families article.

**One last thing you need to know today is that RaceTrac has a special deal the entire month of June & July. It’s FREE ice cream for kids under 12. Yes, I said FREE ice cream & toppings in a kid-size cup. Adult size is on sale for $3 (unlimited weight).**

Have a great one! -Rachael

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


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2018 Summer Camps in Forsyth County & Cumming GA

2018 Summer Camps in Forsyth County & Cumming GA

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

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

Be sure to check out our Featured Summer Camps:

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Other Summer Camps to check out:

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

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

Week of May 28

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

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

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

 

Week of June 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Camp: Robotics VEX IQ Camp
Location: Red Bear Technologies 2450 Atlanta Highway suite 1902
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 4 – 8
Times: 9am-4:30pm
Ages: 3rd – 6th grade
Cost: $215 half day, $275 full day
Click here for more information 

Camp: Dojo Ninja Warrior
Location: Dojo at Sharon Springs 1595 Peachtree Pkwy, Suite 104
Cumming, Georgia 30041
Dates: June 4 – 8
Times: 9am-3pm
Ages: 5-12 years old
Cost: $200
Click here for more information 

Week of June 11

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

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

Camp: AA Academy of Action Drive’s Education
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming 30041
Dates: June 11 – 15
Times: 9am – 3:30pm
Ages: 15 – 16 yrs old
Cost: $450 per week
Description: This camp will cover all of Joshua’s Law requirements, including the 30 hours in classroom by AAA License to Learn curriculum, the latest DVD interactive educational videos in the industry, and 6 hours, one-on-one, behind the wheel instruction, which will consist of three 2-hour long driving appointments. The road test can be offered upon request.
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Camp: Learn Archery Camp
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming 30041
Dates: June 11 – 15
Times: 9am – 12pm
Ages: 9 – 17 yrs old
Cost: $160 per week
Description: Learn basic skills to safely participate in archery. USA Archery certified instructors teach range safety, proper shooting form and fundamentals of the shot cycle. All equipment is provided.
Click here for more information

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

Camp: Drobots Dront STEM Camp “Intro to Drone Flying Missions”
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 11 – 15
Times: 9am -3pm
Ages:  1st to 2nd grade
Cost: $350
Description: Campers will learn the basic principles of how to code drones to fly. To complement the coding aspect of the program, we teach the campers how to utilize basic flight terminology to conquer fun and interactive flight challenges. Campers will learn to pitch, yaw, and roll through self-created obstacle courses and then utilize iPads to code the drones through the obstacle courses.
Click here for more information

Camp: Drobots Dront STEM Camp“Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge”
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 11 – 15
Times: 9am -3pm
Ages:  3rd to 5th grade
Cost: $350
Description: This is week is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Obstacle Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Participants will also create the design and help build the obstacle course in preparation for the last day’s final activity and competition.
Click here for more information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Camp: Robotics with Lego Mindstroms EV3 Camp
Location: Red Bear Technologies 2450 Atlanta Highway suite 1902
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 11 – 15
Times: 9am-4:30pm
Ages: 3rd – 6th grade
Cost: $215 half day, $275 full day
Click here for more information 

Week of June 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Camp: Learn The Miss Niki 8-Count
Location: Cumming Dance Academy, 419 Tribble Gap Road
CummingGA 30040
Dates: June 21
Times: 1-2:30pm
Ages: 7-11 years old (boys and girls welcome)
Cost: $40
Description: Join Owner/Artistic Director, Miss Niki Watkins, for a  semi-private JAZZ intensive where she will teach the “Miss Niki 8-Count” along with other jazz essentials.  The perfect workshop for any aspiring Performance Class or Company member!  Don’t miss this rare 1-day workshop opportunity to learn from Miss Niki!
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Camp: Etiquette Class With Miss Niki
Location: Cumming Dance Academy, 419 Tribble Gap Road
CummingGA 30040
Dates: June 21
Times: 2:3o-4:30pm
Ages: 7-10 years old (boys and girls welcome)
Cost: $50
Description: Proper etiquette, table & dining manners, social & communication skills and more!  Miss Niki will walk your child through the most important manners needed and how to be a well-mannered child who will impress all those around.
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Camp: Parent Night Out Dance Party
Location: Cumming Dance Academy North, 192 Dawson Village Way, Ste 150, Dawsonville, GA  30534
Dates: June 22nd
Times: 6-10pm
Ages: 4 years old and up (must be potty trained)
Cost: $25 per child ($8 each additional sibling)
Description: Need a night out without the kids? Drop them off with us at CDA North for a Kids-Only Neon Dance Party! We’ll enjoy dancing, singing, snacks, and fun while you enjoy some much deserved adult time! Pizza dinner included!
Click here for more information 

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

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

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

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

Camp: Jae Bird’s Craft Camp
Location: AR Workshop Milton, 12640 Crabapple Road Suite 240
Milton, Georgia 30004
Dates: June 18-21
Times: 9am-12pm
Age: 7-15 years old
Cost: $150
Click here for more information

Camp: Jae Bird’s Craft Camp
Location: AR Workshop Milton, 12640 Crabapple Road Suite 240
Milton, Georgia 30004
Dates: June 18-21
Times: 1pm-4pm
Age: 7-15 years old
Cost: $150
Click here for more information

Camp: Karate Summer Camp
Location: Cumming Martial Arts – 5890 Bethelview Rd, Cumming 30040
Dates: June 18– 22
Times: 8:30am – 2pm
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $175 (before May 1st) $195 (after May 1st)
Click here for more information 

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

Camp: Raspberry Pi Camp
Location: Red Bear Technologies 2450 Atlanta Highway suite 1902
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 18 – 22
Times: 9am-4:30pm
Ages: 4th – 7th grade
Cost: $215 half day, $275 full day
Click here for more information 

Camp: Nerf Wars WWII
Location: Dojo at Sharon Springs 1595 Peachtree Pkwy, Suite 104
Cumming, Georgia 30041
Dates: June 18 – 22
Times: 9am-3pm
Ages: 5-12 years old
Cost: $200
Click here for more information 

Week of June 25

Camp: Spanish Camp – “Beach Fun”
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming 30041
Dates: June 25 – 29
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 5 -10 year old
Cost: $215 per week
Description: Our great learning environment offers lots of fun to those children that want to learn Spanish during the summer. The camp is hands-on and totally immersed in the Latin American Culture. The children will learn the basic vocabulary and expressions related to the theme of the camp. They will do activities such as dances, songs, fun games, and craft. On Thursday the kids will water Day then on Friday the children will enjoy braking our traditional piñata created by the students, and pizza for lunch.
Click here for more information

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

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

Camp: Footprints Mini Summer Camp – Discover Dance II
Location: Footprints Dance – 4335 Bethelview Rd Ste 108, Cumming, GA
Dates: June 25-29
Times: 12pm – 3pm
Ages:  7-18 years old
Cost: $175 per dancer ($75 per additional siblings)
Description: This is the PERFECT camp for dancers looking to fall in love with dance! This camp will include dynamic devotions and techniques training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Musical Theater! This is a wonderful opportunity to decide what style of dance you love the mos! t! Please pack a snack and a lunch everyday!
Click here for more information

Camp: Makers Gonna Make Camp: Under the Sea Theme
Location: Pinspiration Georgia, 5806 South Vickery Street, Suite J11 & J12, Cumming, GA 30040
Dates: June 25-29
Times: 9-noon
Ages: 5-12 years old
Cost: $45 per child per day ($200 per week)
Description: During Summer Camp we will keep the kids nice and busy while you work, shop and get stuff done! Every day of camp has a different theme and matching DIY Pinterest craft and activities. At Pinspiration’s camp, boy/girl campers ages 5+ learn to build their own Pinterest-inspired project. We don’t have one particular project each day but, rather, let the kids choose from a variety of fun do-it-yourself theme (Pinterest-inspired) options. The main project choice is something more substantial, such as the project in the “Kids Makers” section of the website. In addition, the campers will create several smaller projects each day. The camp is wildly popular, award-winning and child-focused. We tend to keep class sizes small so we get a ton accomplished and the kids have a lot of fun.
Click here for more information 

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

Camp: Raspberry Pi Coding Camp
Location: Red Bear Technologies 2450 Atlanta Highway suite 1902
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: June 25 – 29
Times: 9am-4:30pm
Ages: 4th – 7th grade
Cost: $215 half day, $275 full day
Click here for more information 

Week of July 2

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

Week of July 9

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

Camp: Summertime Fun Camp
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming 30041
Dates: July 9 – 13
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 5-10 year old
Cost: $200 per week
Description: Please join us for a fun filled camp where your child is bound to have a blast! Some activities will include playground time, daily water games, awesome crafts, gym activities, outdoor hikes, a talent show, relay races and much more! Each afternoon we have a snack to share – popcorn, snow cones, s’mores.
Click here for more information

Camp: Learn Archery Camp
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming 30041
Dates: July 9 – 13
Times: 9am – 12pm
Ages: 9 – 17 yrs old
Cost: $160 per week
Description: Learn basic skills to safely participate in archery. USA Archery certified instructors teach range safety, proper shooting form and fundamentals of the shot cycle. All equipment is provided.
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Camp: Pinecrest Paladin Basketball Camp
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming 30041
Dates: July 9 – 13
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 1st – 8th grade
Cost: $185 per week
Description: The Pinecrest Academy varsity boys basketball coaching staff and varsity boys and girls players are hosting our Pinecrest Academy Basketball camp. Each day includes an emphasis on footwork, ball handling, shooting and fun. We will have daily skills contests and live 3on3 and 5on5 game experience. Players will be grouped by age and ability. This will be a great place for players looking to develop skills to participate in competitive games, and will be an environment where kids can come and have fun with new friends.
Click here for more information

Camp: Footprints Mini Summer Camp – Pretty Pretty Princess
Location: Footprints Dance – 4335 Bethelview Rd Ste 108, Cumming, GA
Dates: July 9-15
Times: 9am -12pm
Ages:  2-6 years old
Cost: $175 per dancer ($75 per additional siblings)
Description: Get ready for a week of Faith, Fun and Footprints! This summer camp will incorporate dynamic daily devotions, crafts, dance games, Ballet, Tumbling, Story Time and MUCH MUCH MORE! The week of fun will end a parent presentation and demonstration of everything the dancers have learned all week!
Click here for more information

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

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

Camp: Robotics with Lego Mindstroms EV3
Location: Red Bear Technologies 2450 Atlanta Highway suite 1902
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: July 9 – 13
Times: 9am-4:30pm
Ages: 3rd – 6th grade
Cost: $215 half day, $275 full day
Click here for more information 

Week of July 16

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

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

Camp: Fun Kids Art Camp
Location: Pinecrest Academy – 955 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming 30041
Dates: July 16 – 20
Times: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 5 -8 year old
Cost: $150
Click here for more information

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

Camp: Moana Dance Camp
Location: Cumming Dance Academy, 419 Tribble Gap Road
CummingGA 30040
Dates: July 16th – 20th
Times: 2 yrs old: 9am-10:30am, 3 yrs old: 10:30am-12pm, or 4 years old: 9am-12pm 
Ages: 2-4 years old (boys and girls welcome)
Cost: 1 1/2 hour camp $150 or 3 hour camp $200
Description: Come move your feet to the island beat at our Moana-inspired luau dance camp! Crafts, Snacks, & Dancing! The week-long fun culminates with a mini-showcase for family & friends.
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Camp: Trolls Camp
Location: Cumming Dance Academy, 419 Tribble Gap Road
CummingGA 30040
Dates:
July 16-20
Times: 1-4pm
Ages: 5-7 years old
Cost: $200
Description: Put your hair in the air like you just don’t care! Sing, dance and be happy in our Trolls-inspired dance camp! The week-long fun culminates with a mini-showcase for family & friends.
Click here for more information 

Camp: Multi-Sport Camp With i9 Sports
Location: Windermere Lodge, 4444 Front Nine Dr. Cumming, Ga. 30041
Dates: July 16-20
Times: Full day (9-3pm) or Half day (9-12pm)
Ages: 5-12 years old
Cost: Full day $210/Half day $160
Description: Youth Flag Football, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball
Click here for more information – half day or full day

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

Camp: Footprints Mini Summer Camp – Nothing But Ballet
Location: Footprints Dance – 4335 Bethelview Rd Ste 108, Cumming, GA
Dates: July 16 – 20
Times: 12pm – 3pm
Ages:  7-18 years old
Cost: $175 per dancer ($75 per additional siblings)
Description: Let the incredible Miss. Taylor encompass you in a fun filled and faith driven Ballet only dance camp! You will learn new technique, fine tune existing skills and learn variations! Daily devotions will also occur every day! Please pack a lunch and a snack!
Click here for more information

Camp: Makers Gonna Make Camp: Winter in July
Location: Pinspiration Georgia, 5806 South Vickery Street, Suite J11 & J12, Cumming, GA 30040
Dates: July 16-20
Times: 9-noon
Ages: 5-12 years old
Cost: $45 per child per day ($200 per week)
Description: During Summer Camp we will keep the kids nice and busy while you work, shop and get stuff done! Every day of camp has a different theme and matching DIY Pinterest craft and activities. At Pinspiration’s camp, boy/girl campers ages 5+ learn to build their own Pinterest-inspired project. We don’t have one particular project each day but, rather, let the kids choose from a variety of fun do-it-yourself theme (Pinterest-inspired) options. The main project choice is something more substantial, such as the project in the “Kids Makers” section of the website. In addition, the campers will create several smaller projects each day. The camp is wildly popular, award-winning and child-focused. We tend to keep class sizes small so we get a ton accomplished and the kids have a lot of fun.
Click here for more information

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

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

Camp: Jae Bird’s Craft Camp
Location: AR Workshop Milton, 12640 Crabapple Road Suite 240
Milton, Georgia 30004
Dates: July 16-19
Times: 9am-12pm
Age: 7-15 years old
Cost: $150
Click here for more information

Camp: Jae Bird’s Craft Camp
Location: AR Workshop Milton, 12640 Crabapple Road Suite 240
Milton, Georgia 30004
Dates: July 16-19
Times: 1pm-4pm
Age: 7-15 years old
Cost: $150
Click here for more information

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

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

Camp: Robotics VEX IQ Camp
Location: Red Bear Technologies 2450 Atlanta Highway suite 1902
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dates: July 16 – 20
Times: 9am-4:30pm
Ages: 6th – 8th grade
Cost: $215 half day, $275 full day
Click here for more information 

Week of July 23


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

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

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

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

Week of July 30

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

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Dog Bite Prevention Workshop to Help Local Pet Owners

Was your dog a happy and welcome participant in your Independence Day festivities? Or were you constantly worried about how your dog would greet visitors and behave in the crowd?

Lauren Van Duzer of Happy Hounds and Beyond will reveal the secrets of canine communication and help pet owners better understand dog behavior at a free, humans-only workshop at the Sharon Forks Library at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17.

“We love our furry companions and it’s natural to want our friends and neighbors to love them, too, but sometimes bad manners get in the way,” says Tracy Walker, Programming Manager.

“Happy Hounds and Beyond guides pet owners in understanding signals and body language from their dogs so they can anticipate and redirect undesired behaviors. This workshop is intended for adults and will focus on ways to ensure the safety of both dogs and humans by preventing dog bites,” explains Walker.

Van Duzer is an Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and specializes in helping fearful and reactive dogs and their owners.

During the free Dog Bite Prevention workshop, Van Duzer is expected to explain what motivates certain canine behaviors, what it means when dogs yawn or shake their bodies, and why not all tail wags are a good sign. Van Duzer will also teach participants how to greet unfamiliar dogs appropriately, as well as how to train their own dogs to greet new people politely.

For more information, please visit www.forsythpl.org.15

5 Reasons Your Child Will Flourish at Horizon Christian Academy

5 Reasons Your Child Will Flourish at Horizon Christian Academy

Founded in 2000, Horizon Christian Academy has seen incredible growth over the past 18 years. Located just one mile north of downtown Cumming, Horizon Christian Academy’s permanent location is situated on a 33-acre campus.

Horizon Christian Academy believes in enriching the lives of students today so they will enrich the lives of others tomorrow. By providing a Christ-centered, non-denominational education, Horizon Christian Academy focuses on individual student growth and community service.

If you are currently in the planning mode for the 2018-2019 school year we would love for you to consider Horizon Christian Academy. And to help you with your decision, HCA has provided 5 reasons why your child will flourish at our school.

#1 – Smaller Class Sizes

On average, the classes at Horizon Christian Academy have 13 students. Research shows that children will thrive in smaller classrooms. HCA believes that smaller class sizes reduce the chances of a struggling student to go unnoticed. Smaller class sizes also allow students and teachers to build strong bonds, which is something the staff at HCA values highly as it promotes better communication and therefore greater results.

#2 – Graduates Enroll in Prestigious Universities

Horizon Christian Academy has a 100% graduation rate and our Academic Deans work with each student individually with the goal of achieving HOPE eligibility upon graduation. Horizon graduates have attended Universities such as Johns Hopkins University, Penn State, UGA, UNG, University of Illinois, UC Davis, UCLA, Belmont, SCAD, Georgia Tech, Berry College, Auburn University and others.

#3 – Wide Range of Extracurricular Programs

At Horizon Christian Academy, you will find a wide variety of extracurricular programs such as competitive fine arts, academic, and sports teams. HCA has been the regional host of the National Rube Goldberg competition annually since 2015. We were the State Runners-up in the GICAA One Act Play in 2017. Horizon has had three consecutive years of individual state champions in essay writing at GICAA State Literary Competition.

Below are the GICAA State Championships:

  • Math Bowl and History Bowl (2017)
  • Varsity Boys Basketball (2014, 2016, 2017 seasons)
  • Varsity Boys Soccer (2017)
  • Middle School Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, Quiz Bowl, and Chess teams all qualified for state competitions

#4 – Your Student Receives Individual Attention

Students at HCA have the unique opportunity to be a “big fish in a small pond.” Students meet regularly with Academic Deans to discuss goals in the areas of academics, social growth and leadership, community service and other areas of interest. At HCA, students can participate and become leaders in a variety of activities and organizations that will help them achieve these goals. Each year, new clubs and organizations are born out of ideas that students bring to our administrative team. Two of our newest endeavors are a fishing team and a marketing team.

A critical time for our students to receive this individual attention is in their junior and senior years of high school. Our Academic Deans guide our students from the very beginning of their junior year as they begin to make decisions for life after high school. Students receive one-on-one counseling through the entire college application process at the beginning of their senior year. Whether their goals are larger universities, technical schools or military service, we commit to connecting our students with the best information and assistance to help them achieve success post-high school.

#5 – Community Engagement

Horizon Christian Academy is actively engaged within the community. Each grade level will go out into the community throughout the year to serve in a variety of ways. The HCA senior class focuses on servant leadership and attends Catalyst Conference at Infinite Energy Arena each year as a part of leadership development. As a school we have partnered with the following organizations in service to our community: Bags of Love meal delivery, Special Olympics, Abba House, Keeping Forsyth Beautiful, The Oaks at Hammonds, The Place of Forsyth County, and Fill Ministries (Meals on Wheels).

Want to know more? Horizon is having an Open House on July 15th and would love for you to come! Below is more information:

What: Get To Know HCA
When: July 15, 2018 2pm-4pm
Where: Horizon Christian Academy, 1270 Sawnee Drive, Cumming 30040

RSVP by clicking here 

“Our three kids are thriving at Horizon! They did great in FOCO public schools. We had nothing but positive experiences in the schools our kids attended. But our kids (two in the elementary school and one in the high school) have thrived academically, socially, and spiritually at Horizon. They have been given opportunities that have stretched them in great ways. I am so impressed by the teachers and the administrators. They have created a culture that feels like a family, truly cares about each kid, and stresses academics. We love the small class sizes. If you’re looking for a different kind of school and education, check out HCA. It’s refreshing to watch our kids go to a school where the goals are not standardized test scores and just getting to the next grade. Our kids are challenged academically and are actually learning skills that make them better at home and out in the world.” -Casey & Julie Ross

“We are so grateful for the impact the teachers and the administration made in our kids lives” -Stephen & Amanda Weed


 

More About Horizon Christian Academy

Home to approximately 225 students and 45 full and part-time staff members, Horizon Christian Academy offers a Christian-educational experience serving Forsyth and surrounding north Georgia counties. Horizon continues to be fiercely committed to the complete development of students, both educationally and spiritually, making it the perfect home for families seeking an all-encompassing education driven to foster a Christ-like character in the lives of their children.

Connect with HCA Online: Website | Facebook | Twitter

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” Colossians 3:23

Moms: Don’t Miss Out On Attending Soar Conference

A mom’s job is never done. The feeding, the cleaning, the scheduling for your kids – it’s practically endless. What if you could press pause and spend a weekend being refreshed, equipped and empowered alongside other moms? What if you had a weekend where you could get some on-the-job training for this most difficult of jobs and where you got to drink your coffee while it was still hot? Can you even imagine a weekend where YOU are the focus?

The Soar Conference was designed for that very purpose – to pour into you as a mom. Soar exists to inspire moms at every season of motherhood with the truth they need to soar and not grow weary as they navigate motherhood.

This incredible local conference will be hosted August 17th and 18th at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta. Produced by Birds on a Wire, a local ministry, the 4th annual Soar Conference will welcome more than 1,000 moms for a day and a half of practical teaching, inspiring worship and transparent conversation with other mothers. Soar will feature brand-new content from founder Karen Stubbs and also bring in experts from around the country to lead moms in break-out sessions on everything from parenting in the age of technology and the emotional world of kids to how to have “The Talk” with your kids.

You won’t want to miss this time of learning, laughing, and celebrating your role as a mom.

Tickets to the Soar Conference are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting www.birdsonawiremoms.com/soar2018– purchase prior to July 15th to save $20 off the final ticket cost. 

For more information on Birds on a Wire and the Soar Conference, follow along on Facebook and Instagram.

RSVP on the Soar Conference Facebook Event Page

Giveaway

Be sure to enter the giveaway for 2 tickets to Soar Conference, devotional, apparel and lunch box notes! Follow this link to enter to win.


More About Karen Stubbs:

Karen Stubbs is the founder and leader of Birds on a Wire, a ministry designed to equip moms through truth, encouragement, and community. Karen is the wife of Greg Stubbs, they have four children, Kelsey, Emily, Taylor and Abby and reside in Cumming, Ga. She is passionate about challenging moms to experience motherhood in the way God intended it for them and their families.


About Birds on a Wire:

Birds on a Wire is a ministry designed to encourage moms and equip them with Godly practical advice so that they will be able to parent with confidence and feel confident in their ability as a mom. As a mother of four, I know firsthand how difficult raising a child is in today’s society. A mom can feel isolated, ill-equipped and unsure of herself and her mothering skills. BOAW pulls alongside moms to give practical advice and assure them that their heavenly Father is with them in this journey. If you have little ones or teenagers or any age in between, join us on this journey of motherhood.

Connect Online: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Cape San Blas FL: Top Things To Do & Places To Eat

Cape San Blas FL: Top Things To Do & Places To Eat

Cape San Blas FL is referred to as The Forgotten Coast of Florida. However, in our book, it’s never forgotten. In fact, around our house, we talk about it all the time. It is our favorite destination every year! We first discovered Cape San Blas FL in 2012 and have returned every year since then. It reminds us of our childhood when it was fun to have no activities but playing on the beach or exploring in the bay. That is the experience we receive when we visit Cape San Blas FL. Over the last few years, we have made a note of all the best things to do and places to eat in Cape San Blas FL. And we wanted to share them with you in case you plan to take a trip to the fabulous forgotten coast!

Things To Do

1. RELAX: Seriously this is what Cape San Blas is all about. For us, it’s the only place we can truly sit back and relax! It’s like a big breath of fresh air.

2. Play on the beach

3. Ride horses on the beach

4. Explore St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

5. Go Scalloping

6. Play on the St. Joseph Bay

7. Go for a walk along the beach

8. Fishing with the family right on the beach

9. Wait for it to be dark, then look up at the stars. It’s absolutely amazing on a clear night! Don’t miss doing this, we still remember the first time we saw a starry night sky at Cape San Blas FL.

10. Make a campfire on the beach. You can either cook dinner, make s’mores or both!

11. If you have a dog, bring them! The beaches at Cape San Blas are dog-friendly.

12. Take a long walk, bike ride or run on the Loggerhead Run Bike Path.

Cape San Blas FL
{Image via www.capesanblaslight.org}

13. Visit the Cape San Blas Lighthouse

14. Shop in the Scallop Cove for souvenirs

15. Rent a pontoon from Cape San Blas Pontoon Boat Rental

16. Watch the glorious sunset every night

17. Read a book from front to back

18. Visit Apalachicola (it’s about 20-25 minutes away) it’s a fun little place to walk around and grab a bite to eat (we like Boss Oyster the best).

19. Did I mention relax? This is the BEST place to relax!

Places To Eat

There are not a ton of places to eat in and near Cape San Blas FL. But the ones that are there (or nearby) are excellent. We recommend you support the local businesses and visit them while you are vacationing on the Cape. We have organized this list by type. Some are restaurants, some are food trucks, some are places to grab fresh seafood to cook back at your rental. Either way, we have enjoyed eating at all of these places and we know you will as well!

Food Truck/Take Out Locations

  1. Weber’s Little Donut Shop: This is a MUST visit for every vacation at Cape San Blas! {Tip: You will need to get there early because the line is long and the sell out of their donuts! Our favorite one is the glazed croissant (pictured below).}
  2. Cape Trading Post: This will be your “grocery store” while in town. They also sell breakfast biscuits, sandwiches and pizza. We always stop by on the way out to grab our yearly sovenir (christmas ornament).
  3. Shoobie’s
  4. Peachy Beach Eats

Fresh Seafood Pick Up Locations

  1. St Joe Shrimp Company: We picked up mahi mahi and large shrimp to make for dinner while we in town. Then on the way out we picked up grouper and more mahi mahi to bring home. They packed it in our cooler with extra ice. {Tip: If you will want to bring home some fresh seafood, you will want to pack a cooler on your trip}
  2. Triple Tails
  3. St. Patricks Seafood Market

Dine In Restaurants

  1. Indian Pass Raw Bar: This is the original location and it’s where we first visited. Hands down the best oysters we’ve ever had. We also put down some delicious crab legs. One of our favorite parts about this restaurant is the atmosphere. They have drinks on the honor system (photo above), sometimes they have live music, and they always have a great front porch to wait on until your table is ready. {Tip: If you want to eat dinner, you will need to get there very early and be prepared for a wait! For us, the wait is always worth it!}
  2. Indian Pass Raw Bar Uptown: This past year we visited the new Indian Pass location in Port St Joe. It was a lot closer to our rental. The atmosphere was totally different. The things we noticed was nice tables, air conditioning, larger menu, etc. The food was still fabulous and they still have the drinks on the honor system. As a plus, they had more non-seafood options. In our case, this helped because we have one child who has never liked seafood. {Tip: When we were there in April, we got there around 4:45pm and had food by 5:30pm. As we were leaving (around 6:30ish) there was a wait to be seated.}
  3. The Sand Bucket Smokehouse & Grill
  4. Skully’s Low Country Boil
  5. Cone Heads
  6. Triple Tails Oyster Bar
  7. Pepper’s Mexican Grill
  8. Ronnie B’s Steak and Seafood
  9. Scallop Republic
  10. Joe Mama’s Wood Fired Pizza: A friend shared with me a great idea. She said they call when they are about 15 minutes away and order pizzas. Then they pick up dinner on their way in. Perfect for a travel day! We will be doing that for 2019.
  11. Thirsty Goat Lounge
  12. Dockside Seafood & Raw Bar

A Few Tips For You

  1. Bugs: There are three types of bugs that you might have to deal with while visiting Cape San Blas FL: No-See-Ums, Yellow Flies & Mosquitos. Thankfully they all can be avoided with a few simple tips. First, you will want to purchase this No No-See-Um natural bug spray. Second, you will also want to purchase either a DEET bug spray or make your own (I make mine from mixing lemongrass, eucalyptus, and Doterra’s TerraShield oil). Last but not least, when booking your trip you will want to find a place on the beach if it’s in your budget. We have had fewer issues with bugs when we were on the beach. But if we explored the bay side, you will need the bug repellant!

2. Places To Stay: There is a building ordinance over Cape San Blas FL that doesn’t allow high rises. Because of that, you can only book a whole house or townhouse. The place we stay is 4 units inside of a large townhome type. I’ve included a photo so you get the point. We like to stay on the beach so we can watch the sunset from our porch every night.

3. The Drive: It takes us around 7 hours to get there. We typically stop at RedBox along the way to rent/return movies for the kids. Oh and we try to time it so we stop for lunch in either Columbus or Dothan. There aren’t a ton of options if you have picky kids, you might want to pack a lunch.

4. Groceries: For the past few years, we have purchased all our groceries here and then packed them in coolers to take to Cape San Blas with us. There is one grocery store (Piggly Wiggly) that is about 25-30 minutes from Cape San Blas. This past year, I purchased my dry/canned goods here. And then we purchased all our produce, refrigerated items, and meat from the Piggly Wiggly. It is a little more expensive than our grocery stores here but it was a whole lot easier than traveling with all those groceries!

If you spend time at Cape San Blas FL, please let us know what you loved while there!


Rachael Walkup has lived in North Georgia all her life. Since 2006 – The Walkup family has made Forsyth County their home. Along with being a wife and mom, Rachael is an avid blogger, social media expert, and owner of CummingLocal.com. Her time is spent promoting local events and small businesses in North Georgia.  With a background in Marketing and Sales, coupled with her experience in Project Development and Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Rachael offers consultations and classes to help clients reach their fullest potential.

City Of Cumming Music Fest: 5 Reasons You Must Attend

History will be made in the City of Cumming on July 21st. Have you gotten tickets to be part of it yet? Don’t know what I’m talking about – please let me enlighten you! 37 Main presents the FIRST ever Music Fest at the Cumming Fairgrounds on July 21st! In our opinion, there are 5 reasons that you must attend this super fun event. Be sure to check out our VIP ticket offer at the bottom of this post. And we hope to see you there!

Five Reasons You Must Attend

# 1 – Great Music 

The music at this event will be so amazing. Everything from Eagles to 90’s pop-rock will be covered by the bands playing. Some of the bands we have set to play are: Alter Eagles (A Tribute to The Eagles), 84′ (A Tribute to Van Halen), Boogilicious (A Dance, Funk, Disco Band), Drop Tailgate (Todays Biggest Country Music RADIO Hits), Grand Paradise (Styx Tribute), 2AM (The ultimate 90s Tribute), and many others!

# 2 – Kids Enter For Free

If you have a family, you must bring them along for the kid zone area and exposure to great music. Please note – kids 12 and under will be free before 4pm and only $10 after 4pm.

# 3 – Food Trucks & Wine/Beer

Who doesn’t love food trucks? Music Fest will have a variety of food trucks available to eat at. They will take cash or credit. The confirmed food trucks so far are:  Big House BBQ ATL, The Deep South Biscuit Co. Food Truck, Cousins Maine Lobster, The Patty Wagon, Philly Connection, Mac the Cheese {Comfort} Food Truck, Let’s Taco ‘Bout It, Repicci’s Italian Ice & Gelato of Atlanta, Kona Ice Athens

# 4 – All Day Entertainment – Dancing & Karaoke 

It’s a FULL day of fun at the Cumming Fairgrounds. The doors open at 11am and the last band finishes playing at 10:45pm. Almost 12 hours of fun! There will be lots of dancing and opportunities for karaoke on the stages. Take a look at the schedule for more information on the time for that.

# 5 – Free Parking

There will be FREE parking for everyone! Between the kids being free and the parking being free, the only cost is your tickets and food.

Peek Into The Schedule

Stage 1:

11:00AM Doors Open
11:30AM – 12:10PM: Drop Tailgate
12:30PM – 1:10PM: Boogilicious
1:30PM – 2:05PM: Madam Company
2:25PM – 3:15PM: 84 A Tribute to Van Halen
3:35PM – 4:20PM: Blizzard of Ozzy
4:40PM – 5:10PM: 2AM Ultimate 90’s Tribute
5:25PM – 6:00PM: Nevermind the Nirvana tribute band
6:15PM – 6:45PM: THIN ICE
7:05PM – 8:30PM: Head Games – A Tribute to Foreigner
9:00PM – 10:45PM: AlterEagles

Stage 2:

12:00PM – 2:00PM: #KARAOKE
2:30PM – 3:00PM: The Twotakes
5:00PM – 6:00PM: Grand Paradise

Ticket Information

  • General Admission: Arrive anytime between 11am – 10pm, this ticket doesn’t allow re-entry. General Admission tickets are $19.99 a piece.
  • VIP Package: Arrive anytime between 11am – 10pm, this ticket does allow unlimited re-entry. VIP tickets are $60 per ticket {Get 10% off by using the code ‘cumminglocal’}.
    • The VIP Package includes:
      • In and Out all access pass
      • Festival T-Shirt
      • Two Adult Beverages
      • Complimentary premium meat tastings provided by Bentley’s Butcher Shop
      • Exclusive VIP viewing areas and private bars
      • Free bottled water provided by #essentia
      • Preferred parking

 Purchase your tickets

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Come to see us in the kid fun zone on July 21st!

Backyard Movie Nights: A Weekly Occurrence Because of Mosquito Joe

Backyard Movie Nights

Backyard Movie Nights: A Weekly Occurrence Because of Mosquito Joe

At our house, we are all about making memories during the summer. We have a unique situation because I (Rachael) work from home and my husband, Greg, is a teacher. For 5 1/2 weeks of the summer, we are all home together. This arrangement has had its challenges in years past, but this year has been different. The kids are getting older and we are able to do more things that we couldn’t before. This summer instead of going on a vacation, we decided to use some money to invest in items that will be used to make memories. One of those items was the equipment to do outdoor backyard movies. And after our first backyard movie night, the kids declared this MUST BE a weekly occurrence!

My favorite part is we are doing all cherished movies from Greg and I’s childhood. Movies like Lady & the Tramp, Free Willy, The Wizard of Oz, Annie, Peter Pan & many others are on our list. If you have a movie suggestion, please comment on this post and let me know! There is nothing better than our classic childhood movies!

In years past, we would never be able to do this. We had a serious mosquito problem that kept us from enjoying our backyard. You see we have a little creek behind our property that is a breeding ground for mosquitos. And well, mosquitos also love our blood so we all get destroyed if they are around. That was until we discovered Mosquito Joe and decided to prepare for spring and summer this year! Mosquito Joe’s motto is Make Outside Fun Again and that is exactly what they have done for us. Now we can sit outside for hours without getting a single bite. It’s quite amazing!

How Does Mosquito Joe Work

Mosquito Joe provides mosquito control treatment to residential and commercial customers. Their technicians are trained mosquito control experts dedicated to one thing: getting rid of mosquitoes so that you can enjoy being outside again. Outfitted with the latest gear and backed by the coordination of a top-notch support staff, their technicians in the field get the job done swiftly, thoroughly and professionally.

Take a look at their services to decide which one best suits your pest control needs:

  • Custom Barrier Sprays: Barrier spray mosquito treatments work right away – and keep working for weeks.
  • All Natural Treatments: An alternative to our barrier treatment, our all-natural service, repels mosquitoes immediately but has less adhesive properties than our synthetic spray.
  • Special Events: Your party, barbecue, wedding, reunion or any other outdoor event should be remembered for the good times, not the mosquitoes.

For more information or to get a personalized quote for your property, contact North Georgia Mosquito Joe at 770-809-3708.

Special Offer

I am excited to have a special offer to share with you, my readers! For your first spray, the cost would be $44.99 (up to 1/2 acre lot). All you have to do is register online and use the promo code –  cumminglocal.

How To Set Up Your Own Backyard Movie Night

First things first, you will need to buy a projector and a screen. Based off of price and reviews we choose the Vankyo projector and a portable 100-inch screen. It was super easy to set up. The projector can be hung from a screw or you can use the portable stand. We chose to hang the screen from a screw on our deck stairs. The projector was set up on a small stand and lifted up with books. The projector we purchased has connections for a kindle fire stick, HDMI cable, USB, or DVD cable. The options are endless to watch movies outdoors with this equipment!

QUICK TIP: We plan to purchase this projector stand to use for future movie nights.  It will make it easy to change the height of the projector. 

As I mentioned before, we are doing classic childhood movies. Here are the ones we have on our list:

  • Chronicles of Narnia
  • Karate Kid
  • Back To The Future
  • Sandlot
  • Annie
  • The Never Ending Story
  • Mary Poppins
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Dumbo
  • Peter Pan
  • Swiss Family Robinson
  • Matilda
  • Flipper
  • Free Willy
  • Robin Hood
  • land Before Time
  • Duck Tales
  • Bed Knobs & Broomsticks
  • Pete’s Dragon

What classic movies would you add to our list?


More About Mosquito Joe

As a family owned and operated local mosquito control business, Mosquito Joe of North Georgia cares deeply about investing our time into helping cultivate strong, healthy families in the Cumming, GA area. By treating your home for outdoor pests such as mosquitoes, fleas & ticks; we create an environment that fosters quality time outside.

Our three-week recurring mosquito spray treatments for your yard will break the breeding cycle and also provide a preventive barrier for effective mosquito control. Let us help you create family memories and traditions that will last a lifetime with our professional mosquito services.

Call our office today at 770-809-3708 | Connect with us online

Blue Ridge GA: Top Places To Stay & Things To Do

Blue Ridge GA: Top Places To Stay & Things To Do

Blue Ridge GA is located in the North Georgia Mountains just about an hour and a half from Forsyth County. Did you know that more than 40 percent of the Blue Ridge GA is in the Chattahoochee National Forest? In Blue Ridge GA you will experience gorgeous mountain beauty, exhilarating hikes, whitewater rafting and much more. You may even want to add a ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway to your to-do list. If you have never been to Blue Ridge GA  or you haven’t been in a while, this article will come in handy. We have laid out all the best places to stay and the best things to do.

Whatever you do, we hope you enjoy your visit to Blue Ridge GA! 

Places To Stay

Using Vacasa to book your cabin is the best route to go. You can find cabins from $89 to $620 a night. You just have to browse the available cabins that meet your budget and size needs. We have a few cabins to highlight that we think are just picture perfect!

The Sweet Spot

There’s no better way to explore the beauty of Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains than from the comfort of this beautifully decorated vacation rental. Enjoy a serene wooded setting, tranquil water views, a beautiful back porch with a fireplace, and a full game room, plus a peaceful location that’s only a short drive from the town of Blue Ridge proper. Everyone will enjoy the best of both worlds with this home. Fish for bass and bream in the semi-private pond (catch and release only), stretch your legs with a hike or explore the woods on horseback. You’re also close to McCaysville Park on River Street, the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, and the Georgia-Tennessee state line, providing you with plentiful options for day trips. Start each morning out on the porch swing, where you can savor a cup of coffee and listen to the gentle sounds of wildlife. When you’re not out exploring, challenge your traveling companions to a game of Ping-Pong or foosball in the game room, curl up on the sofa with a good book, or relax by the outdoor fireplace on the back porch. You’ll also enjoy free WiFi, a fully equipped kitchen, and a large back deck with a gas grill and beautiful views of the pond below.

Find a date by clicking here or calling 706-258-3286

Leatherwood Lodge

Reset to Mountain Time with a retreat to this exceptional three-bedroom recently built cabin in the mountains of Georgia! Perched high above the treetops of the Chattahoochee National Forest, with a stunning view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this beautiful home combines a tranquil, away-from-it-all atmosphere with modern comforts like a private hot tub, game room, and satellite TV.

Leatherwood Lodge is tucked away in a quiet corner of the Blue Ridge. With ziplining, whitewater rafting, hiking trails, and horseback riding around every corner, this home is a dream come true for nature-lovers and adventure-seekers. But it’s also the perfect spot to slow down, take in the 360-degree views, and savor the moment – whether that’s with a lively conversation around the firepit or a relaxing soak in the private hot tub. Boasting a beautiful wood interior and huge windows gazing out across the forest, this home is mountain living at its finest. Spend summer evenings outside on the wraparound deck with a cocktail or glass of lemonade, challenge your friends to a game of pool or foosball in the game room, or curl up in front of the gas fireplace with a movie on those cold winter nights. Free WiFi, central A/C, and a private washer/dryer provide all the comforts of home, while the fully equipped kitchen makes it easy to fix a hearty meal at the end of the day.

Find a date by clicking here or calling 706-258-3286

R & R Retreat

Perched high on a hillside and surrounded by breathtaking mountain views, you’ll find plenty of space to unwind at the R&R Retreat. With three levels of room to relax, read, talk, and play, this dog-friendly cabin (dogs are allowed with an additional fee) is wonderful for retreats, family reunions, and more. This cabin sits 11 miles from downtown Blue Ridge’s dining and shopping. You’re surrounded by great options for whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, golfing, and other outdoor activities, too. Take in the mountain views back at the cabin from the porch swing or the comfortable rocking chairs. Warm up by the seasonally available outdoor wood-burning fireplace and make s’mores on the deck. Watch the fireflies from the lower porch’s hot tub to end the evening.

Find a date by clicking here or calling 706-258-3286

Jack Bear’s Cabin

Leave behind your worries and stretch your legs in Georgia’s breathtaking mountain country. This Blue Ridge cabin lets you enjoy fishing, hiking, and more, with modern comforts like a private hot tub and free WiFi waiting at the end of the day.

Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood with the river across the street and down a path, you’ll be far from city stress and loud noise. Trade in skyscrapers and traffic for hiking, fishing for trout and swimming in Blue Ridge Lake. After a long day out, lounge on the hammock on the deck and warm up by the outdoor fireplace.

Find a date by clicking here or calling 706-258-3286

Rich Mountain Bungalow

If you’re heading to Blue Ridge for a rejuvenating break from the day to day, come to settle in at this quintessential cabin in the woods and revel in your own private hot tub, an outdoor firepit, lovely mountain views, and more. And you’ll be happy to know that you can bring along two dogs, as well, for a small nightly fee! You’ll be located near the Aska Adventure Area, so head out for a hike or fish for trout whenever you like, or kick back in one of the Adirondack chairs around the firepit while you imbibe a glass of wine or roast marshmallows.

Find a date by clicking here or calling 706-258-3286

For more cabins, check out Vacasa for booking made easy! You can also call them locally at 706-258-3286.

Things To Do

We recommend a minimum of 2-3 days in Blue Ridge GA because there is so very much to do. However, the most important thing we can share with you is to use the time to RELAX! If being in nature brings you peace, this is the place for you. If doing adventurous activities bring you happiness, this is the place for you. If having some wine on a back porch gazing at the mountains brings you joy, this is the place for you! There is truly something for everyone. We have listed our top 20 things to do in Blue Ridge GA:

  1. Watch a sunset at Brasstown Bald
  2. See 4 states from the observation deck at Brasstown Bald
  3. Ride the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway (Only April through December)
  4. Discover many waterfalls like Heron Creek Falls, Fall Branch Falls, Despot Falls, Benton Falls & Raven Cliff Falls
  5. Visit Mercier Orchards
  6. Walk across the Toccoa Swinging Bridge
  7. Whitewater rafting on the Oconee River
  8. Take a canopy tour and zip line through the forest
  9. Go hiking on the following trails: Appalachian Trail, Springer Mountain, Blood Mountain
  10. Watch a sunset on the Appalachian Trail
  11. Check out the lakes/rivers and go fishing for trout,
  12. Fish for Trout at the Chattahoochee Fish Hatchery
  13. Go tubing on the Toccoa River
  14. Take a guided tour drift fishing on the lower Toccoa River
  15. Check out the 100 miles of shoreline on Lake Blue Ridge
  16. Visit the Swan Drive-In Movie Theater
  17. Ride Horseback on any of the mountain trails
  18. Take a scenic drive in the mountains
  19. Visit a local winery or restaurant
  20. Check out the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Center

What would you add to this list of the top places to stay & things to do in Blue Ridge GA?


More About Vacasa:

The team at Vacasa has made it our top priority to make the world of vacation rentals a simple, stress-free experience for both owners and guests. Vacasa offers professional rental management for more than 8400 vacation homes in some of the most desirable vacation destinations in the U.S., as well as Central and South America. From laid-back beach cottages along the Oregon Coast to luxury ski chalets in Vail to tropical getaways in Belize, Vacasa offers just the right retreat for any guest.

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Rachael Walkup has lived in North Georgia all her life. Since 2006 – The Walkup family has made Forsyth County their home. Along with being a wife and mom, Rachael is an avid blogger, social media expert, and owner of CummingLocal.com. Her time is spent promoting local events and small businesses in North Georgia.  With a background in Marketing and Sales, coupled with her experience in Project Development and Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Rachael offers consultations and classes to help clients reach their fullest potential.

Surrender & Extraordinary: A Story of Magnificent Growth in Four Days

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Surrender & Extraordinary: A Story of Magnificent Growth in Four Days

For the last couple of years I’ve chosen a single word to focus on for the whole year. I believe this makes it simpler and more achievable than to write out a bunch of New Years’ resolutions that most likely won’t be met.  But I have to say that when I chose the word “surrender” for 2018, I had no idea what that was really going to mean.  The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines surrender as “to yield to the power, control, or possession of another upon compulsion or demand, to give up completely or agree to forgo especially in favor of another.” I’ll admit that I’m a Type A personality and I thrive by being in control.  Hence why I picked the word surrenderfor 2018. I knew I needed to yield to the power of God who is fully capable of trusting and following.

Fast forward to last month…

What comes to mind when you think of being in the hospital?

When I think of just the word ‘hospital.’ I think of sickness, pain, dreary hallways, and rooms empty of bustle.  I think of just ordinary days, emergencies rushing in and surgeries working in the back.

After my 4-day stay at Northside Hospital Forsyth on the 8th Tower, I found much more.  In fact, it’s safe to say, I experienced extraordinary.

What led to my hospitalization started earlier in the week.  I came down with a high fever, headache, and a 200-bpm resting heartrate.  I was rushed to the emergency room early on a Sunday morning.

I have an auto-immune disease that causes my body to attack different organs.  It’s been my adrenal glands in the past and now my thyroid was taking a serious hit. When I arrived at the ER, I was rushed back and given meds to help with the fever and pain from a migraine that had taken root.  Soon after I was admitted and rolled up to one of the newest floors referred to as “8 Tower.”  And that is where my story really begins.

I had round-the-clock nursing care, which was divided into 12-hour shifts.  My first nurse was extremely helpful because I was still in so much pain.  She sat with me and even put a cold cloth on my head to help with my fever, which was still raging. Soon it switched to the night shift where another nurse was even better.  It seemed with every shift change I was being introduced to these angels who were there to lift my spirits and serve me in a way I have never experienced before.

Towards the end of my stay I encountered several nurses who shared a piece of their story with me.  One was a war refugee.  She had to flee her home with nothing but her sweet child and a few diapers and a bottle.  Another one was an executive and high on the totem pole in his country for years yet when he moved here he started at the bottom.

He was a medical tech and simply took my stats.  Every time he entered my room, he would bring me ice water.  He also was always smiling and to me that makes such the difference.  Other staff I experienced was just out of medical school or in the medical field for over 25 years.

The point is, no matter who I met, their eyes were always in contact with mine.  They looked for a way to make me laugh, smile, or be encouraged.  And they served me however they could.

My hospital stay was less about my diagnosis and more about my personal state of mind.

I spent 4 days in pain.  I spent 4 days missing my family.  I spent 4 days longing for the comfort of my home.  I spent 4 days afraid for my life.  Yet on the bright side…I spent 4 days being cared for by an extraordinary team.  I spent 4 days in the presence of angels who encouraged me deeply.  I spent 4 days learning that my suffering was creating character in me.

I spent 4 days healing from the inside out.

I recently had surgery to remove my thyroid, which we discovered was completely toxic.  I’m still in recovery.  But I’m so grateful for the care I received from the extraordinary staff at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  We are so blessed to live in a county with excellent schools, outstanding medical care, and marvelous people.

I hope you realize how fortunate you are to live in the great county of Forsyth!

You can also find this article in the June issue of My Forsyth Magazine


Rachael Walkup has lived in North Georgia all her life. Since 2006 – The Walkup family has made Forsyth County their home. Along with being a wife and mom, Rachael is an avid blogger, social media expert, and owner of CummingLocal.com. Her time is spent promoting local events and small businesses in North Georgia.

Food Truck Events Forsyth County GA

Food Truck Events Forsyth County

Food Truck Events Forsyth County GA

I don’t know about you. But I’ve been a little confused as to which food truck event is on what week and where it is. Now I do have them all loaded into the website calendar, but I still wanted to know what is what. That’s why I decided to make this Food Truck Events in Forsyth County GA roundup. It’s for me and it’s for you! My hope is this will be helpful to you! I also went ahead and included some other food truck events near Forsyth County & Cumming GA.

And if you have any other food truck events to add, please contact me and let me know!

Food Truck Events in Forsyth County

Food Trucks ‘N Foco

Location: Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College, 3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard
Dates: Third Monday of the Month (May 14th, June 18th, July 16th & September 10th)
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Follow the Facebook Page for Weather Updates

More information – Food Trucks in Forsyth County {2018}

Food Truck Friday

Location: School Street in downtown Cumming
Dates: First Friday of each month starting May 4th
Time: 5-9pm
Details: Food trucks, music, art exhibit at the Brannon-Heard House, and more.

Follow the City of Cumming FB page for Weather Updates & Participating Food Trucks

Fridays at the Fairgrounds

Location: Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road
Dates: Third Friday of the Month (June 15th, July 20th & August 17th)
Time: 6-10pm
Details: Food trucks, live music, vendors, cruise-in car show, burnout contests, kids’ inflatables and activities, hot air balloon rides (weather permitting), and more. $5 admission fee for ages 13 and up; kids 12 and under are free!

Follow the Facebook Event Page for Weather Updates & Participating Food Trucks

Food Truck Events Near Forsyth County

Alpharetta Food Truck Alley

Location37 Old Roswell St, Alpharetta, Georgia
Dates: Every Thursday
Time: 5-9pm
Details: This year, Food Truck Alley XL is bringing new food trucks to the rotation, jumbo games, and elevated music entertainment curated by Matilda’s to Old Roswell Street every Thursday evening. Grab a picnic blanket or your favorite lawn chair and come join in on the fun in Alpharetta!

Follow the Facebook Page for Weather Updates & Participating Food Trucks

Duluth Food Truck Fridays

Location: 3167 Main St, Duluth, Georgia 30096
Dates:
Every Friday night from May to September 
Time: 6-9pm
Details
: Duluth is the place to be every Friday night from May-September, 6-9pm, as Food Trucks take over Downtown Duluth along side Fridays-N-Duluth! Experience exotic flavors in a mobile vending setting with amazing local cuisine while listening to live entertainment on the Festival Stage and in Parsons Alley.
Website | Facebook Page

Smyrna Food Truck Tuesdays

Location: Taylor-Brawner Park – 3180 Atlanta Rd, Smyrna, Georgia 30080
Dates: Every Tuesday from May 1st to September 25th
Times: 5-9pm
Website | Facebook Page

Suwanee Food Truck Friday

Location: Town Center Park – Buford Hwy & Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd, Suwanee, Georgia 30024
Dates: First Friday of the month
Times: 5:30-9:30pm
Details: Food Truck Fridays are BACK! Food trucks open at 5:30 pm and run until 9:30 pm (or until the food runs out), with live music beginning at 7 pm. Food truck line-up varies; check suwanee.com for the most up-to-date information.
Website | Facebook Page


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Rachael Walkup has lived in North Georgia all her life. Since 2006 – The Walkup family has made Forsyth County their home. Along with being a wife and mom, Rachael is an avid blogger, social media expert, and owner of CummingLocal.com. Her time is spent promoting local events and small businesses in North Georgia.  With a background in Marketing and Sales, coupled with her experience in Project Development and Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Rachael offers consultations and classes to help clients reach their fullest potential.

How SwimKids Of Georgia Saved Sabine’s Life

Sabine started swimming at SwimKids of Georgia before she could walk. At 14 months she was taught to close her mouth and open her eyes under water, look for a hand target and flip on her back to float. She started kicking and walking at the same time about 2 weeks after her first lesson with Coach Nadyne.

“Bini” was comfortable in the water and enjoyed her time at swim lessons. Nadyne expertly taught Sabine to utilize the swim-float-swim method and the little girl had equal parts caution and confidence in and around the pool.

After several ear infections, Sabine had to take a break for a couple of weeks to have surgery. That was followed by a trip to South Africa which meant swimming lessons would be put on hold for two months.

While on vacation, Sabine enjoyed the warm summer weather on the South African coastline and spent most of her time on the beach building sand castles and eating ice-cream. Being the youngest of her cousins and family members her adventurous spirit prompted her to follow their lead. While enjoying a picnic next to the Blind River in Dana Bay (pictured at the bottom), Sabine, her brother, and cousin would run and jump into the shallow end of the river where it mouthed into the Indian Ocean. This was fun and the kids laughed as they each made a giant splash when sitting in the water.   The laughter was however very soon replaced with a panicked scream. There were only two kids visible and they were both frantically looking around for Bini. “Help” yelled Miguel. “Bini, Bini where are you, yelled her brother Julian. Sabine had ventured into the deep end of the river about 12 feet from where the grown-ups were sitting. Anyone that has ever been separated from their kid can tell you that seconds feel like hours. From under the dark water a smiling little faced popped up on her back floating, “I swimming” said Sabine. She flipped on her tummy and kicked to grab the hands of her cousin. “Again”, said Bini, “Let’s jump again”.

Sabine was 23 months old at the time and SwimKids of Georgia saved her life. Had it not been for the valuable life skill she had learned at 14 months this story could have been a very different tale with a very grim ending.

On behalf of the Meyer family, we would like to thank Nadyne and SwimKids of Georgia for making our kids safe around water. This is one of the biggest, most precious gifts I have been able to give my two children and urge all parents to invest in their children to learn how to float and swim-float-swim from a very early age.


Learn More About Nadyne Siegel-Brown (Owner) at SwimKids of Georgia:

 

Nadyne has been teaching aquatic survival since 1987, dedicating her life to saving children from drowning. Her focus is on teaching infants, toddlers, and young children proper survival skills and educating parents and caregivers on the layers of aquatic protection. Her passion is contagious, and most of her young students develop a love for swimming, which translates to a lifelong sport for health and well-being.

A message from Nadyne: Growing up in Central Florida, water has always been a huge part of my life. In 1986 I was introduced to aquatic self rescue for infants and toddlers when I enrolled my 18-month-old in such a program. I was a water baby and that’s what I wanted for my son. Watching Jacob’s aquatic transformation inspired me to become an instructor. Searching for a gentler and more comprehensive approach to teaching swimming, Aquatic Specialist of Atlanta and then SwimKids of Georgia was born. Today, I am continuously honing my skills by learning new and innovative ways of teaching swimming from other instructors in the aquatics field. My young students never cease to amaze me with their aquatic abilities and their love for the water.

Over the years, I have received calls and letters from parents whose children have experienced an aquatic accident. Whether at a pool, lake, or hot tub, parents are incredibly relieved to find that their children have saved themselves. “The lessons really work!” It also gives me great pleasure to see so many of my students move on to competitive swimming both on summer and year-round teams. The satisfaction gained from working with these children is the reward for all my efforts, and I look forward to waking up and going to work every day. I want to thank you for your interest in SwimKids of Georgia home of Infant Aquatic and I hope that you will take the steps to give your child the edge that could possibly save his/her life.

Connect Online with SwimKids of Georgia: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

“The world is covered with water and I can’t believe how many people can’t swim. I want to change that. That’s how I change the world – one swimmer at a time.” – Nadyne Siegel-Brown

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