Summer Camp Highlights, Part 2 of 2

With so many wonderful camp experiences available in and around the Triad, it can be impossible to choose just one or two for your child. Hopefully, we can help you find just the right camp before the rush!

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 Rebecca Ogburn. “We put on a horse show, horsey arts and crafts, as well as 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.”
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Imprints Cares, Summer Imprints, Summer Enrichment
TMOM 2014 Mom’s Choice Award Winner!  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 Learn. Laugh. Succeed. 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, like our red carpet TV and radio experiences, “chefs around the world” food tastings, Texas Pete adventures and more,” said Betty West, Director of Imprints Cares.

Summer Camps Operations: 7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (M/F)
Summer Base Camps: Meadowlark/Jefferson, Sherwood Forest, Union Cross/Smith Farm Elementary Schools
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Salem Gymnastics’ Totally Kids Camps
TMOM 2014 Mom’s Choice Award Winner!  Salem Gymnastics has offered quality, educational fun for kids for many years. There are some wonderful activities planned this summer, and any kid would be lucky to take part! “Salem Gymnastics’ Totally Kids Camps offer 30+ kid-friendly themes with flexible scheduling for boys & girls ages 3+,” said Co-Owner Beth Morphis. “From cooking to camping, super heroes, pirates, princesses, dinosaur detectives and much more, each camp is professionally designed to be active, educational, imaginative and a whole lot of fun.”
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Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem
TMOM 2014 Mom’s Choice Award Winner!  The Children’s Museum is one of those places parents love and children hate to leave. Summer at the museum is no different! “Here at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, we strive to create a compelling destination for our community to play and learn, by experiencing literature, storytelling and the arts,” said Elizabeth Dampler. “At our summer camps, we nurture children’s imaginations, creativity and love of reading by bringing stories to life through the performing arts, architecture, science and the visual arts. Camp experiences encourage creative thinking and educational development while children are away from school. The informal learning environment at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem fosters teachable moments in a playful atmosphere.”
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Eye Level Summer Smarts Camp
While summer is a time for fun, it is also important to incorporate educational activities. At Eye Level’s Summer Smarts Camp, fun and education come together! “Summer Smarts Camp is the perfect program to help your children with their math, reading and writing skills during the summer months and between grades in the morning,” said Elaine Wong. “We have also incorporated a uniquely fun and exciting planned program in the afternoon with games, puzzles and projects with Young Rembrandts. Children who complete our readiness summer program will be well prepared to move from one grade to the next to meet North Carolina Common Core Standards.”
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YMCA of Northwest North Carolina’s Camp Hanes
TMOM 2014 Mom’s Choice Award Winner!  The YMCA’s Camp Hanes is a beautiful camp offering day and overnight options. “With more than 80 years of history and 400 acres of land, YMCA Camp Hanes is a place where kids unplug and explore,” said Executive Director Val Elliot. “Adventure is found along every trail from water slides to zip lines to hikes up the mountain. Campers challenge themselves by choice in a safe, supportive environment, just 25 miles northwest of Winston-Salem. Whether your child is looking to make new friends, try new adventures, learn to shoot a bow and arrow, or just have a great time, we offer all that and more. Camp centers on our five character development traits of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. We also combine fun and adventure with age-appropriate, camper-centered programs that incorporate new skills and group activities, all in a safe environment.”
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Forsyth Country Day School’s Summer Quest
TMOM 2014 Mom’s Choice Award Winner!  Parents looking to engage their children aged 3-15 in an exciting week of summer camp that will help them build strong self-esteem while having fun will find a great opportunities 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.”
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Triple Threat School of Dance, Music and Acting
Dancing is a fantastic activity for children with energy looking to try something new! Triple Threat School of Dance, Music and Acting offers a preschool camp for ages 3-5 which focuses on creative movement, tumble, music and crafts. The week long camp for ages 5-12 is designed to introduce all that Triple Threat has to offer students. “Campers will focus on ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, musical theater and drama” said owners and directors Kim Moser Hobson and Holly Smith. “We also provide a technique week for a more intermediate or advanced dancer. We also offer summer private music instruction in piano, voice, guitar and violin. Camps are a valuable experience for children, no matter what camp they do or where. It gives them the opportunity to try and learn new things, and, hopefully, spark some new interest in the art of dance, music or acting. Also, they get to make new friends. It helps with each child’s confidence and self-esteem to try new things and to be exposed to new settings.”
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54ff-summer-camp-intro-86500397-SFWYMCA of Northwest North Carolina’s Day Camp
TMOM 2014 Mom’s Choice Award Winner!  Many kids wish to be surrounded by dozens of activities every day. The YMCA’s summer day camps make this idea a reality. “With an action-packed schedule of assembly, swimming, arts and crafts, sports and more, the summer will zoom by while kids make lifelong memories and new friendships,” said Executive Director of YMCA Childcare Services Kim McClure. “The Y offers flexible schedules, convenient locations at branches across the Triad, and a caring, fun staff to make every day of summer awesome for both parents and campers. The YMCA focuses on nurturing the potential of every child and teen. Children are like sponges—they watch and absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them—and that doesn’t end with the school year. We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. Our camps are staffed with caring counselors who understand how to have fun, as well as the cognitive, physical and social needs of kids.”
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