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Calvary Baptist Church Venture Club 
There is great peace of mind in having a safe place to send your children when school is out for the summer, and Calvary Baptist Church’s Venture Club is just that and more! “Our purpose is to provide a fun, safe and active environment for kids (completed K–7th) that encourages forming positive relationships and spiritual growth,” said Director of Venture Club Joseph Thomasson. “Venture Club looks to combine the fun feeling of summer freedom while providing opportunities for learning, personal growth and positive relationships. We participate in many field trips [like] Carowinds, Adventure Landing, Skate Haven, Wet N’ Wild and weekly swimming at a local pool. We also will have optional clubs that provide campers time to learn musical and visual arts, sports and fun technology. No other camp provides such a combination of fun activities and personal enhancement, developed within a safe and Christ-centered atmosphere.”

For more information: www.calvarynow.com/ventureclub   

The Ballet & Performing Arts Centre
Owner and Artistic Director Natalie Mizell is an expert in the art of dance and is extremely devoted to her students and campers! With all her summer class opportunities have to offer, there is something for everyone! “The Ballet & Performing Arts Centre’s 2015 summer dance classes will concentrate in the areas of ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, yoga and contemporary,” said Mizell. “We also have dance and art camps that will be held from 9–11 a.m. for ages 3–7. Classes are offered for dancers, age three through adult, at various times and dates throughout the summer. Summer may be a great time to rest and relax, but it’s also a great time to keep in shape, improve as a dancer and have fun! Students who dance throughout the summer improve drastically in their abilities and are more successful throughout the year than students that take the summer off.”

For more information: BalletandPerformingArtsCentre.com 

Laurel Ridge Camp
If you want your child to get the most out of the beauty of the outdoors this summer, look no further than Laurel Ridge residential summer camps for youth age eight to 18, and mission camps for middle and senior high school students. “Each week, campers are able to explore and strengthen their faith in a community that is supportive and nurturing,” said Assistant Director Terry Rausch. “They are also able to connect with their environment as they participate in outdoor activities, such as hands-on environmental education, swimming, hiking and canoeing. Mission camp gives students the opportunity to serve together within the local community and strengthen relationships as well as their faith. The Laurel Ridge experience offers children an avenue for growth in both their spiritual lives and in their social relationships. The seclusion of our facilities provides the ideal location to unplug from technology and plug into God’s nature and a caring community. This atmosphere provides campers the ability to learn so much about themselves by being separated from the familiarity of everyday life and exploring new experiences with peers, while they challenge their confidence and bolster their self- esteem. Many Laurel Ridge campers attend each week for their age group throughout their youth, and then return as summer staff or counselors as adults. The Laurel Ridge experience is like no other!”

For more information: www.laurelridge.org 

Studio Create
There is something so incredibly rewarding about teaching children in a way that is so much fun they do not even realize it is educational. It is like hiding vegetables in macaroni and cheese and watching them gobble up all those nutrients you could never get them to eat otherwise. Studio Create will give parents that rewarding feeling, as well as the fun that comes with teaching your kids without them knowing it! “Studio Create camps offer fun and exciting ways for children to create,” said Leigh Ann Alexander. “Our small camps (less than 10 students per camp) offer lots of individualized instruction and attention. Studio Create camps are designed and instructed by an award-winning teacher who makes sure the kids have so much fun they don’t realize they are learning.”

For more information: 336.689.3669 

Imprints CaresSummer Imprints. Summer Enrichment. Imagine. Explore. Discover.
Summer Imprints children are filled with a sense of wonder in a safe and nurturing environment where they can run, jump, laugh, and sing, as together they—Imagine. Explore. Discover! This summer camp is designed for rising kindergarteners through fifth graders with weekly themes guiding children as they chart their course for discovery—new and creative ideas, healthy and fit activities and field trip explorations! “Our summer program offers a unique experience, from several summer camp drop-off locations, to full days of fun for one week or every week. Children learn on the go through field trip travels or theme activities, like our Camping, Hiking & S’more, Passport to the World, or Machines & Robots,” says Betty West, Director of Imprints Cares.

Call to Register 336.722.6296 x223 (Enrollment Dates: March 2nd, 2015–May 1st, 2015)

Summer Camps Operations: 7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (M/F) ImprintsCares.org
Summer Base Camps: Meadowlark/Jefferson, NCLA Academy, Imprints on Broad

For more information: www.imprintscares.org 

Falcon Summer Camp at St. John’s
“Falcon Summer Camp at St. John’s is centered on fun, friendship and Christ,” said Camp Director Sonia Davidson. “The theme for the upcoming summer is ‘Fruit of the Spirit.’ Each week, St. John’s Falcon Summer Camp will explore each of the Nine Fruits through group activities, crafts and exciting field trips all over the Triad. At St. John’s Falcon Summer Camp, we have confidence that all children will have the absolute best summer camp experience possible. Camp provides the opportunity for children to be free of the structured, school-year schedule while learning, loving and sharing the love of Christ. Camp is a place to laugh and be silly, make new friends, build confidence and self-esteem, and make memories all summer long. Our camp inspires children to explore new interests and sparks passions within their hearts which will last a lifetime. The goal of our staff is to lead by example and, by doing so, the children learn how to love Christ, which teaches them to love one another. Join us this summer to experience and enjoy the ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ by indulging in Christ’s love for one another.”

For more information: www.stjohnsfalcons.org/summer-camp-falcon 

Forsyth Country Day School’s Summer Quest
TMOM 2014 Mom’s Choice Award Winner!  Parents, are you looking to engage your rising K–10th-grade students in an exciting week of summer camp? Our camps will help students build strong self-esteem while having fun at Forsyth Country Day School’s Summer Quest. “Summer Quest is an opportunity for kids to dream, play and discover in many different classes and camp settings,” said Melanie Nance. “We have out-of-the-box thinkers and teachers creating thematic lessons that engage students academically and socially. Summer Quest also has an array of many different sports camps that are coached and led by our varsity-level coaches and their
staff. Camp is an opportunity for children to grow and explore a wide range of topics and ideas. Campers are able to develop lifelong skills as they experience success in a low-risk environment that can help them become more confident and build their self-esteem.”

For more information: www.fcds.org/summer   

Forsyth Country Day School’s Sports Camps
Forsyth Country Day School also offers sports camps for those campers looking for some athletic options this summer! “Sports camps at FCDS are of the utmost caliber,” said Melanie Nance. “All sports camps are coached by the FCDS coaches and their respective staffs for each sport offered. Each weeklong session is for rising 4th–10th-graders and lasts from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. for morning sessions and 1–4 p.m. for afternoon sessions. Campers will develop basic and intermediate skills while playing and doing tactical workouts. Age-appropriate groups will be made when necessary. This year, we have added a new component to the sports camp: we want to encourage our youngest athletes to learn and develop their athletic abilities as well. Rising 1st–4th graders are encouraged to sign up for foundation skills camps this summer as part of the sports camp program. So, lace up those cleats, tighten your sneakers and let’s get ready to be our very best! Grade levels are for the rising (2015-2016) school year.”

For more information: www.fcds.org/summer 

Yadkin Valley Arts
Do your children want to express themselves this summer? If so, Yadkin Valley Arts gives kids every outlet to do just that! “Our three summer camps foster creativity in children in the disciplines of art, music and drama,” said Executive Director Susan Lyons. “All three provide a learning experience, but they are also fun. The children will engage with the teacher(s), create their own works of art, their own dramatic play (Fiddler on the Roof this year) and their own musical performance. Having a goal and being responsible for its outcome teaches responsibility and invokes a sense of pride in oneself. The children come away from camp with so much more than a painting, a piece of music, or an experience. They come away with a sense of self and the incipient knowledge of their own potential. Both the drama and music camps will culminate in musical performances. It has been shown that when children or adults make music they engage every part of their brains. The camp ‘curriculum’ fosters a ‘learn by doing’ approach to cooperation, creativity and problem solving—attributes which are instrumental to success and a sense of well being; and the learning that takes placed is cloaked in fun! The children are encouraged to push their own boundaries. The camp experience plants a desire to continue learning and growing in the study of music, art and drama.”

For more information: www.yadkinarts.org/explore/summer-camps 

Ogburn Stables
Summertime is a great time for children to try new, exciting things! There is plenty of time to learn about something new…like horseback riding. Ogburn Stables offers a safe, encouraging camp for children who love animals and want to learn more. “The children learn how to groom, tack up and ride in five days…plus lots of cowgirl and cowboy fun,” said Vickie Ogburn. “We put on a horse show, horsey arts and crafts, as well as [encourage] meeting new friends that share the same passion for horses. Camp is a great way to make lasting memories, take part in a new adventure as well as [create] a bond between horse and rider.”

For more information: www.ogburnstables.com  

Sawtooth School for Visual Art
How about a future artist in the family? Forget future…you may have a great artist now, and the Sawtooth School for Visual Art can immerse your child in a broad range of art forms, including painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, collage, book illustration, stop-motion animation and puppetry. “[We] offer eight weeks of full-day and half-day summer camps for kids in pre-K through 5th grade, starting on June 22nd and running through August 14th,” said Sales and Marketing Manager Kevin Mundy. “Themes change weekly and include ‘American Art Discovery’ and ‘On the Earth, In the Sea.’ Sawtooth School is the Triad’s premier community art school, so the level of art instruction is second to none. All instructors are professional artists and/or hold degrees in art education, and Sawtooth is fully equipped with all the supplies and resources required to teach, demonstrate and display art. At Sawtooth, we know that self-expression leads to greater self-confidence and higher self-esteem. Sawtooth also offers summer art programs for middle school and high school students.”

For more information: www.sawtooth.org  


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