It’s hard to think about summer camps already, but it is just a few months away!
Here is this year’s roundup of 2014 kids summer day camps and vacation bible schools in the areas of Cumming GA and Forsyth County, GA.
I will be updating this page as camp information is released, so check back often. Please also comment and share any other camps you may know about!
March and April are good planning months as deadlines are in April and early May for summer camp sign-ups. Forsyth County, the Forsyth County YMCA and the City of Cumming offer camps as well as local churches, organizations and the Girl Scouts.
Please check directly with these organizations as camp information can change.
Vacation Bible Schools (VBS)
Churches in the area host vacation bible school (VBS) as well as summer camps for kids:
- Concord Baptist Church Vacation Bible School from June 16 – 20, 2014 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
- Creekside Methodist Church offers sports summer camps and vacation bible school from June 2 – 6, 2014.
- Cumming Baptist Church offers VBS from June – June , 2014 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
- Cumming First United Methodist Church offers sports and specialty camps (PDF) all summer long as well as Vacation Bible School from June 2 – 6, 2014 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Ages PreK4 – 5th grade.
- First Baptist Church in Cumming, GA hosts vacation bible school from June 9 – 13, 2014 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
- First Redeemer Church offers two sessions of vacation bible school in July – details to be announced. Check website..
- St. Brendan Catholic Church is having VBS in June – details to be announced. Check website.
- Christ the King Lutheran church offers an evening vacation bible school in June – details to be announced. Check website.
- Lanier United Methodist Church offers VBS in June – details to be announced. Check website.
- Living Faith Lutheran Church offers VBS in June – details to be announced. Check website.
- Parkway Church offers VBS in June – details to be announced. Check website.
- Christ Community Church Vacation Bible School: Kingdom Chronicles is June 3 – 7, 2014 from 9 AM – 12 Noon (PDF). Online registration will be begin in April.
The Forsyth County YMCA offers a variety of summer programs. Forsyth County and the City of Cumming offer camps and classes all summer long. Local high schools are offering camps through the City and County. Forsyth Central High School is offering camps through the City of Cumming – check out the sports camp listings on this page. A few other area high schools are offering camps through Forsyth County Parks and Recreation.
There are also specialty camps like Swim Atlanta. Some local horse stables like Brecht Stables (therapeutic and western riding camps) and Flowered Rock Horse Farm offer camps. Music Authority is even hosting a Rock Camp!
Brecht Stables & Dustin’s Place – Camp camps camps! We are located in north Cumming. We have boarding, western lessons, therapeutic lessons for kids with special needs, attend Special Olympics and other horse shows. Instructor/owner has a child with special needs herself!
Summer camp dates:
Therapeutic horseback riding ages 3-12, June 2-5
Therapeutic horseback riding ages 3-12, June 9-12
Therapeutic horseback riding ages 12-25, June 16-19
Western beginner, June 23-27
Western intermediate, July 7-11
Adult camp beginner, July 26/27
Adult camp intermediate, Aug 2/3
Cumming First United Methodist Church Summer Camps – sports and specialty camps (PDF) all summer long:
Vacation Bible School, June 2 – 6
Art Camp June 9 – 13, June 16 – 20 by age level
Community Service Camp, June 17 – 19
“I Got the Music in Me” Camp, July 7 – 10
Cooking Camp, July 8 & 9
Kupcake Kamp, July 10 & 11
Science/STEM Camp June 23 – 27 & July 21 – 25
The Warehouse Kid’s Camp 2014 – there are two sessions June 2 – 6 and June 9 – 13. Located at 5095 Post Road, Cumming, GA 30040.
Imagine That and Future Tech are another example of unique camps featuring science, technology, robotics and art.
Camp Invention is a FABULOUS STEM-focused program from the Inventors Hall of Fame for students who are rising 1st-6th graders. There are several sites (schools) that offer the camp. If you go to the Camp Invention website and enter your zip code it will show you locations that will offer the Camp and the dates of the camp at that location.
Sawnee Mountain Preserve offers nature and adventure camps for kids throughout the summer.
Cane Creek Farm Camp – You can now sign up online for your kids aged 8 – 12 to attend Summer Farm Camp, which will be held at the farm from June 23rd – 27th. Farm Camp hours are 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, with extended hours available for an additional fee. The cost is $275.00 per child. A deposit of $150.00 is due by June 1 with the balance due on June 10. Children should bring a healthy lunch each day.
They will prepare food from the farm produce for snacks. Cane Creek Farm is a wonderful place for children to “unplug,” experience nature, and learn where food really comes from. The week-long Farm Camp gives children the opportunity to experience life on a sustainable farm by participating in activities such as feeding chickens and gathering eggs, making compost, learning about pollinators and other beneficial insects, planting seeds, harvesting fruits and vegetables, and preparing fresh-picked produce for tasty snacks. In addition, campers will gain a sense of place by exploring creeks, fields, and forests while becoming familiar with the plants and animals that live in our area of Georgia. And of course, they will have plenty of room to run and have fun being children!
A friend recommended Camp Kerusso as her kids went there last summer (1st – 5th grade). It is located off Pilgrim Mill Road at Camp Lanier on FAA Road. Camp Kerusso dates are the weeks of June 2nd, 23rd and 30th, and July 21st and 28th! It is from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Some sessions are sold out.
Kids and Pros Football Camp in Cumming, GA from June 9 – 11, 2014.
United Futbol Academy has a variety of summer challenge soccer camps in Forsyth and Dawson.
i9 Sports is offering weekly Multi-Sports SUMMER camps! Campers will participate in sports like flag football, soccer, basketball, kickball and more!! *Full day campers will also cool off in the amazing Windermere Lodge swimming pools*.
WHO: Boys and girls, Ages 5-11
WHERE: Windermere Lodge, 4444 Front Nine Dr. Cumming, Ga. 30041
WHEN: June 9th-13th, June 23rd-27th, July 21st- July 25th, July 28th – August1st.
FULL DAY CAMP: 9am – 3pm
HALF-DAY CAMP: 9am – 12pm
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER CAMPS, REGISTER TODAY TO SECURE YOUR SPOT. (678)731-9009.
The Girl Scouts have a North, Central and South Forsyth Division. The camps are held at Camp Lanier on FAA Road off Pilgrim Mill Road at Lake Lanier. They also have other day camps and sleepaway camps.
- Central Forsyth Day Camp Camp Polly Poons – June – FULL
- ARTrageous Girl Scout Camp July 7 – July 11 – FULL – has openings for camp aides and adult volunteers. Contact Christine Cooper at clcooper2006 @ netscape . net for additional information regarding openings.
- North Forsyth Day Camp – Camp 1912 – July 14 – July 18 – still has openings (as of June 1, 2014) for girls, camp aides and adult volunteers. Please contact Nichole Hernandez efrainnichole @ yahoo . com if you are interested in having your daughter join in all of the fun.
- Other Camps sponsored by local Girl Scout Service Units
- Council operated Residence Camps (overnight)
- Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta – see for full list
Artistic Adventures is enrolling for their 11th Summer Pottery and Art Camp Season. $10.00 off for Registrations before March 31! www.artistic-adventures.com/summer-camps.html 1581 James Burgess Road, Suwanee, GA 30024. Phone: 404-642-6564; www.artistic-adventures.com June 4 – August 3 (Weekly)
Uniquely Inspired – sign up your child for a day or for the week! Summer camp schedule is available online. Painting pottery, canvas painting and fun crafts will bring out your child’s creative side. Camps are available the weeks of June 9, June 23, July 14 and July 28, 2014.
Camp Primrose at Primrose School of Alpharetta East – Exciting summer curriculum projects, special events and field trips keep your child’s imagination growing. Summer at Camp Primrose is filled with excitement, enthusiasm and creativity! 5425 McGinnis Village Place, Alpharetta, GA 30005. (678) 339-0107.
2013 Summer Fantasy Camp
3 hour Camp per day, one craft per day, snack per day, ballet movie time, dance classes and creative movement, summer camp t-shirt. Ballet Only: 2-3 year olds, Ballet & Tap: Late 3-4 year olds, Ballet, Tap & Jazz: 5-6 year olds, Ballet, Tap & Jazz: 6-8 year olds
Sawnee School of Ballet Summer Dance Camps 433 Canton Rd. Suite #312, Cumming, GA 30040 770-887-0756; www.sawneeschoolofballet.com
N-Step Dance Academy – Brookwood Marketplace – Target Shopping Center – all day dance camps & classes, intensives and fairytale camps with early drop off and late pick up available. 770-886-6500.
Bio Gymnastics & Athletics Unlimited – 1180 Samples Industrial Drive, Cumming, GA 30041. 770-844-0246. Gymnastics, summer camps, birthday parties, tumbling, kids night out, and more!
Forsyth County Fire Camp – TBD
Forsyth Academy of Performing Arts Summer Camp – Forsyth Performing Arts – 520 Industrial Way, Suite B – Cumming, GA 30040 – 678.468.1731. Broadway Bootcamp June 9 – 13, The Mikado June 9 – 13, Middle/High School Summer Stock Theater June 16 – 27, Elementary Summer Stock Theater July 14 – 18, Forsyth Idol July 14 – 17.
Forsyth Youth Orchestra Summer Camp – June 28 – July 4, 2014 – the FYO is having its second summer camp at the Brennan-Heard house in downtown Cumming, GA. Camp will end with a celebration on July 4 with a sunset concert at Veterans Memorial Park in Cumming, GA. Open to string players (violin, viola, cello and bass) from elementary to high school students and must be able to read music. For more information, visit the FYO website or contact Corina Brito at 678-485-4665.
All Sports Camp – at Rock Creek Park off Hwy 9 on the Forsyth/Dawson line-it is offered 2 weeks-June 9-13 and June 23-27-times are 9-3 cost is $95-extended care from 8-4 is available for an extra $15
If you hear of any other camps, please comment and share with the community! Happy hunting!