Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for May 13 – May 15, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaIs it just me or is May is flying by? Here’s a roundup of fun things to do in Forsyth County this weekend.

Friday, May 13

10:00 am – Hampton Park Library  – Busy Builders. Let’s build something together! Did you know that playing with LEGO and other building blocks can help develop your child’s cognitive learning and social skills? Every Friday morning we will set out a collection of kid-friendly building blocks for an engaging and educational drop-in playtime. You bring your creativity, we’ll provide the rest! All ages are welcome to attend this family program. Registration is not required, drop-in anytime!

Saturday, May 14

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Strawberry Festival – Warbington Farms – Join us for our 6th Annual Strawberry Festival. We will have vendors, face painting (extra cost), “Hey”rides, petting zoo, fun park, craft for kids, visit with strawberry shortcake and MORE! *Strawberry picking is $14 (plus tax) for a gallon and BASED ON AVAILABILITY. We suggest coming early for strawberry picking as we will close the field once the berries are picked. Admission to the fun park is $9 kids and $5 adults and includes access to the vendors, hayride to feed the cows, petting zoo, inflatables, slides, corn crib, swings and MORE!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a dream catcher! Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2.00. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!
11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth story time. If your mom says to get ready to play at the beach, she means with a boat, or a Frisbee or a shovel. She is NOT talking about the piano. But Magnolia is a little girl with a big idea, determination and one very heavy upright piano she insists she needs to take with her. What’s the worst that can happen? Find out at Storytime. Activities to follow.
11:00 am – Sharon Forks Library Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs 
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Child safety/defense class at Forsyth County YMCA by Revved Up Kids. K-5 Self-Defense Workshop. $25.00 per participant. Register online.
Sunday, May 15
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Food Truck Sunday at Cumming First United Church. Join us out on the front parking lot and lawn for Food Truck Sunday! Food Trucks will include: Sweet Auburn BBQ, Tex’s Tacos, The Patty Wagon, Happy Belly & North Georgia Treats.  This will be a fun, family friendly event that will include live music, games, face-painting, cornhole, inflatables, train rides, and more. Please bring money for the food trucks (food prices determined by food trucks), everything else is free! This is a great time to invite friends and family. This is a community wide event!
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Festival Tusovka – Browns Bridge Event Center 3885 Browns Bridge Rd, Cumming, Georgia 30041.
All are welcome to join our family-friendly Festival Tusovka. Enjoy International and Russian food, crafters/vendors, activities for all ages. In addition, there is a music stage outside, car show and live performance inside. The Festival Tusovka takes place rain or shine, and admission is free. Parking $5. For more information visit our page FairTusovka, call 770-653-5178, 404-723-6630 or email: russian.house@hotmail.com

1:30 PM – Post Road Library – Game On! Family Gaming Day 

ALL WEEKEND

City Produce is open in a new location and Warbington Farms is open for strawberry picking season! Check their Facebook pages for their latest news, events and updates.

Have you tried the new Culver’s restaurant in Dawsonville, GA? Their custard is awesome and their butter burgers and cheese curds are tasty!

CELEBRATE FREEDOM RODEO in ALPHARETTA

The Celebrate Freedom rodeo at Wills Park will be under the covered arena so rain or shine the event will go on. General admission-$15 for adult, kids ages 5-12-$10 and 4 & under is free. Go to the front gate to purchase your wristband that you will need to keep on during the event. Gates open at 5:30pm, rodeo starts 7:30pm, live music by Twisted Whiskey each night after the rodeo. There will be boiled peanuts, funnel cakes, Shane’s rib shack BBQ, Dixie outfitter t-shirt vendor, western toys and women’s handbags,jewelry etc. We will have a mechanical bull, pony rides, rock climbing wall. 11925 Wills Park, Alpharetta, GA.

  • Friday 7:30pm
  • Saturday 7:30pm
  • Gates Open: 5:30pm

2016 Summer Camps for Kids in Forsyth County, GA

summer camp in cumming, gaIt’s time to start thinking about summer camps! Here is this year’s roundup of 2016 kids summer day camps* 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!

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.

Summer Camps

The Forsyth County YMCA offers a variety of summer programs.

Forsyth County and the City of Cumming offer many camps and classes all summer long. Local high schools are also offering camps through the City and County.

Some local horse stables like Brecht Stables (therapeutic and western riding camps) and Flowered Rock Horse Farm offer camps.

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!

Music Authority is even hosting a Rock Camp!

Cumming First United Methodist Church Summer Camps – sports and specialty camps all summer long:
Vacation Bible School, June 6 – 10
VBS for special needs, June 6 – 10
Little Friends Club, June 9 – 12
Art Camp (3rd – 5th grade) June 13 – 17, June 20 – 24 (K – 2nd grade)
CFUMC Bake Off Camp June 20 – 24
Groove Music Camp, June 20 – 24
Archery Camp June 22 – 24
Helping Hands Camp, June 27 – 30
Day-Glo Drama Camp, June 27 – July 1
Camp Extreme, July 12 – 14
Grow Day Camp, July 18 – 22
Science Camp, July 25 – 29

The Warehouse Kid’s Camp 2016 – there is one session: June 6 – 10. 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 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 – June 6 – 10 for ages 7 – 11, June 20 – 24 for ages 11 – 14

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
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER CAMPS, REGISTER TODAY TO SECURE YOUR SPOT.  (678)731-9009.

Pinecrest Academy has a wealth of summer camps open to the public including sports, languages, fashion and all around fun camps.

Artistic Adventures is enrolling for their 13th Year of Summer Pottery and Art Camp Season. Located at: 1581 James Burgess Road, Suwanee, GA 30024. Phone: 404-642-6564; www.artistic-adventures.com

Cumming Dance Academy Summer Camps 419 Tribble Gap Rd. | Cumming, GA 30040, 770-781-4922; www.cummingdanceacademy.com  Dance Intensive Camps and Summer Fantasy Camp.

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 Academy of Performing Arts Summer Camp – Forsyth Performing Arts – 520 Industrial Way, Suite B –  Cumming, GA 30040 –  678.468.1731. Lots of fun drama bootcamps!

If you hear of any other camps, please comment and share with the community! Happy camping!

2015 Summer Camps for Kids in Forsyth County, GA

summer camps in cumming, gaIt’s time to start thinking about summer camps! Here is this year’s roundup of 2015 kids summer day camps* 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.

Summer Camps

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.

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 and dustin's place summer camps in cumming, gaBrecht 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!

Cumming First United Methodist Church Summer Camps – sports and specialty camps all summer long:
Vacation Bible School, June 1 – 5
VBS for special needs, June 1 – 5
Little Friends Club, June 8 – 10
Art Camp (3rd – 5th grade) June 8 – 12, June 15 – 19 (K – 2nd grade)
Day-Glo Drama Camp, June 22 – 26
Camp Extreme, June 23 – 27
Helping Hands Camp, July 6 – 8
Groove Music Camp, July 13 – 17
Science Camp, July 20 – 24
Grow Day Camp, July 20 – 24

backyard bible school at bottoms christmas tree farmJune 14 – June 17 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Backyard Bible School at Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm Bible School – Backyard Bible School theme is “Come Learn about Jesus” We will be having our Bible School June 14th-June 17th at Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm. Our address is 5880 John Burruss Road, Cumming, Georgia 30040. We will have different classes for all ages from nursery age to young adults. They will be taught by family members and church friends of Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm. The only thing we ask is children under 6 to please be accompanied by an adult. The lesson for the week are as followed: Sunday- Jesus the Creator Monday – Jesus’ Birth Tuesday- Jesus’ Life Wednesday- Jesus’ Death We will have Bible Study, crafts, games, food and music each night for every age group. Everyone is welcome, rain or shine.

The Warehouse Kid’s Camp 2015 – there is one session: June 1 – 5. 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 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 – to be announced.

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
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER CAMPS, REGISTER TODAY TO SECURE YOUR SPOT.  (678)731-9009.

Endurance Academy All Skills Mini Camp part 1
Rising 3rd-6th graders
June 21. 2-5 at Old Atlanta Rec Center
Part 2
June 28
2-5
Advanced Skills camp part 1
July 21. 2-5 at old Atlanta Rec center
Part 2 July 18
2-5

Pinecrest Academy has a wealth of summer camps including sports, languages, fashion and all around fun camps.

Artistic Adventures is enrolling for their 13th Year of Summer Pottery and Art Camp Season. Located at: 1581 James Burgess Road, Suwanee, GA 30024. Phone: 404-642-6564; www.artistic-adventures.com

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.

Cumming Dance Academy Summer Camps 419 Tribble Gap Rd. | Cumming, GA 30040, 770-781-4922; www.cummingdanceacademy.com  Dance Intensive Camps and Summer Fantasy Camp.

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 Academy of Performing Arts Summer Camp – Forsyth Performing Arts – 520 Industrial Way, Suite B –  Cumming, GA 30040 –  678.468.1731. Lots of fun drama bootcamps!

If you hear of any other camps, please comment and share with the community! Happy camping!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for April 25 – April 27, 2014

sharon elementary farmers marketThe last weekend in April is here! Hopefully the cold weather is behind us and we can start planting flowers and shrubs if you haven’t already. Here is a roundup of fun things to do for families in Forsyth County, GA!

Friday, April 25

3:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Sharon Elementary Farmers Market, 3595 Old Atlanta Road, Suwanee, GA.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Brookwood Farmers Market at Caney Creek Preserve.

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm – Back to Woodstock – The Reid Barn, 6844 Majors Road, Cumming, GA. We’re going back to the ’60s! Join us for a great night of live music, food, and a silent auction, all to benefit Family Haven’s victims of domestic abuse and their families. So come on, pull out your platform shoes, bell bottoms, and psychedelic shirts to celebrate PEACE, LOVE, and FAMILY HAVEN! $25.00 per person.

Saturday, April 26

9:00 am – Boulder Dash Girls on the Run 5k 10k walk run – Boulder Dash 5K/10K Fitness Run/Walk and Corporate Challenge and the Spring Fling, following the race. On behalf of Northside Hospital-Forsyth and Bluegrass Materials Company, we hope you enjoy the race course, event venues and Spring Fling post-race activities. Race starts at 9:00 am. See website for registration.

9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Hike for Hyde – Sawnee Mountain Preserve Park at 4075 Spot Road  Cumming, GA 30040. This event benefits the Foundation for Children with Atypical HUS (80%) and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (20%).

8:00 and 10:00 am – Pike Nursery Beneficial Bug Class. Some bugs like the praying mantis, hoverflies, and ladybugs are good for your plants. Join us for a free class to learn what insects are beneficial to your garden.

Pike Nursery is giving away over a million free ladybugs*! Ladybugs are the most popular organic pest control for your garden. Join us for some ladybug luck. *One free packet of ladybugs per family. Supplies are limited and will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

10:00 am – 11:30 am on the half hour. Michaels Kids Club: Mother’s Day Duck Tape® Heart Frame. Create a DIY frame with heart! Join us on April 26, from 10-11:30am, for our Duck Tape® Heart Frame Event. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2.00 per child.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble Story Time at The Collection Forsyth. Eloise still finds plenty of things to do in the Plaza Hotel. Come hear about one of her funny adventures.

11:00 am – North Georgia Quarter Midget Kids Racing – Cumming Fairgrounds. That is what you will find at the Bill Thomas Raceway located at the Cumming Fairgrounds, home of the North Georgia Quarter Midget Racing Association (NGQMA). Saturdays between March and November, you will find boys and girls, ages 5-16, take to the track, pedal to the metal. Race on over for some wheel to wheel action!  Admisison is always free and concessions are available.

11:15 am – 12:15 pm – Post Road Library Saturday Family Story Time. Start your weekend off right at the Post Road library. We’ll have stories, dancing, and fun! This storytime is for children aged 4-8 but bring the whole family!

11:15 am – 11:45 am – Saturday Story Time at Cumming Library. This storytime includes books, music, and activities. It is designed for ages 4 – 8, but the whole family is welcome to attend.

1:00 pm – Pike Nursery – Kid’s Ladybug Make & Take Class. Bring your kids to this free class where they will learn about beneficial bugs for the garden and make a ladybug craft.

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Forsyth County YMCA community event Healthy Kids Day. Free Community Event. Activities will include: Forsyth Sheriffs/Fire Department, Good Measure Meals, Humane Society, Camp Bow Wow, Playwell Technologies, Abba House, Polo Fields SNAG kids golf demo, Y Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Balloon Animals and Y Summer Day Camp information. RSVP at the Front Desk or contact Sarahp @ ymcaatlnata.org for more information.

Sunday, April 27

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm – 80s Movie Matinee at Hampton Park Library. Due to licensing restrictions, we can’t advertise the titles of our movies online. However, see if you can guess this week’s film by the following description:

Due to licensing restrictions, we can’t advertise the titles of our movies online. However, see if you can guess this week’s film by the following description: A recently deceased ghostly couple hires the afterlife’s leading bio-exorcist to frighten a family of social misfits from the couple’s former home. But when he becomes too much to handle, the ghostly pair enlists the help of a dark and brooding teenager to banish the ghoul from their home in this supernatural comedy.

ALL WEEKEND

City Produce is now open – check their FB page for the latest farm fresh goodies.

Warbington Farms Play Park – Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

April 26 – May 1 – Rhea Lana’s Children’s Consigment Event at Lakewood 400 Antique Market, 1321 ATLANTA HWY (HWY 9) in Cumming, GA. Rhea Lana’s is a semi-annual (one in spring and one in fall) children’s consignment event. We provides families the opportunity shop for and/or sell their gently used, excellent quality children’s clothing, baby equipment, furniture, shoes, toys, maternity clothes and much much more.

Saturday, April 26th 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 27th 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Monday, April 28th 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday, April 29th 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

2014 Summer Camps and Vacation Bible Schools for Kids in Forsyth County, GA

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:

Summer Camps

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 Campssports 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.

Pinecrest Academy has a wealth of summer camps including sports, languages, fashion and all around fun camps.

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.

Cumming Dance Academy Summer Camps 419 Tribble Gap Rd. | Cumming, GA 30040, 770-781-4922; www.cummingdanceacademy.com  Dance Intensive Camps and Summer Fantasy Camp.

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

Checking local publications like Atlanta Moms and Atlanta Parent magazine might also offer some camp options. Up in Cumming magazine also has a great directory for summer camps.

If you hear of any other camps, please comment and share with the community! Happy hunting!

 

 

 

Summer Camps and Vacation Bible School for Kids in Forsyth County, GA

Summer will be here in a few weeks (agh!) and it is time to start planning summer camps for the kids.

Here is this year’s roundup of 2013 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.

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:

Summer Camps

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 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.

Imagine That and Future Tech are another example of unique camps featuring science, technology, robotics and art.

Camp Invention is an educator-led science and learning camp. Grades one through six in a weeklong camp. Sessions at many local schools. Check website for full listing and pricing details.

Sawnee Mountain Preserve offers nature and adventure camps for kids throughout the summer.

Cane Creek Farm: 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 10th – 14th. 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. We will prepare food from the farm produce for snacks.

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. Camp Kerusso dates are the weeks of June 3rd and 24th, and July 1st and 22nd!  It is from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Kids and Pros Football Camp in Cumming, GA from June 10 – 13, 2013.

United Futbol Academy summer challenge soccer camps in Forsyth and Dawson.

Pinecrest Academy has a wealth of summer camps including sports, languages, fashion and all around fun camps.

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 – Session 1:  June 10-14, 2013 – Goddess Boot Camp
  • South Forsyth Day Camp  – June 17 – 22, 2013 – The Girl Scout Games
  • Camp Polly Poons – Session 2 (New):  July 8 – 12, 2013 – Artrageous
  • North Forsyth Day Camp  – July 15 – 19, 2013 – Pirate Camp
  • 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 404-642-6564; www.artistic-adventures.com June 4 – August 3 (Weekly)

Cumming Dance Academy Summer Camps 419 Tribble Gap Rd. | Cumming, GA 30040, 770-781-4922; www.cummingdanceacademy.com 

2013 Summer Dance Intensive
Fancy Nancy: 2nd-3rd Grade, July 8-July 12
Neverland 4th: 5th Grade, July 8-July 12
Heros vs. Villians 6th: 8th Grade, July 15-July 19
Through the Decades: 9th-12th Grade, July 15-July 19
Jr. l Sr. l Adult Conditioning Stretch, July 15-July 19

2013 Summer Fantasy Camp
3 hour Camp per day, one craft per day, oe snack per day, ballet movie time, dance classes and creative movement, summer camp t-shirt.
Camp Dates & Schedules: July 8- July 12; July 22- July 26
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, June 10-13, June 24-28, July 8-11, July 15-19, July 22-26

Forsyth County Fire Camp

Fire Camp, which is for students entering sixth grade in August 2013, will be held Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14.   Junior Fire Academy, which is for students entering seventh and eighth grade in August 2013, will be held Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28.  Both camps are free. Both camps will be held Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Department Headquarters at the Forsyth County Public Safety Complex on Settingdown Road. Campers may be dropped off at the camp location after 7:30 a.m. and must be picked up by 5 p.m.  Those interested in attending Fire Camp or Junior Fire Academy must submit a completed application by May 1, 2013. Click here for the application. Space for the camp programs is limited.

Forsyth Youth Orchestra Summer Camp – June 29 – July 4, 2013 – the FYO is having its first 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.

Checking local publications like Atlanta Moms and Atlanta Parent magazine might also offer some camp options. Up in Cumming magazine also has a great directory for summer camps.

If you hear of any other camps, please comment and share with the community! Happy hunting!

Summer Camps and Vacation Bible Schools for Kids in Forsyth County, GA.

Summer will be here in a few weeks and sounds of “Mom, I’m bored!” will permeate the air.

In a panic, I set forth to find out what summer day camps there are in the areas of Cumming GA and Forsyth County, GA.

April is a good planning month as deadlines are in April and early May for summer camp sign-ups.Forsyth County and the City of Cumming offer camps as well as local churches, organizations and the Girl Scouts.

Vacation Bible Schools (VBS)

Churches in the area host vacation bible school (VBS) as well as summer camps for kids:

Summer Camps

brecht stables horseback riding campThe Forsyth County YMCA offers a variety of summer programs. Forsyth County and the City of Cumming offer camps and classes all summer long.

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.

Imagine That and Future Tech are another example of unique camps.

Camp Invention is an educator-led science and learning camp. Grades one through six in a weeklong camp. Two sessions: The CREATE program at Cumming Elementary from June 18 – 22, 2012 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm and the ENVISION program at Sharon Elementary from June 25 – 29, 2012 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. Cost is $215.00 per session.

Summer Enriched Technology Programs at Whitlow Elementary and Liberty Middle Schools.

Sawnee Mountain Preserve offers nature and adventure camps for kids throughout the summer.

Cane Creek Farm: 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 11th – 15th.

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. Camp Kerusso dates are the weeks of June 4th and 25th, and July 16th and 23rd!  It is from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Kids and Pros Football Camp in Cumming, GA from June 11 – 14, 2012.

United Futbol Academy summer challenge soccer camps in Forsyth and Dawson.

Pure Fashion Summer Camp 2012 at Pinecrest Academy from June 25 – 29 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The cost is $200.00 and the camp is for rising 4th through 8th grade girls. Pure Fashion models are taught the foundational skills of becoming confident, competent leaders in their schools and communities. With training sessions focusing on topics such as table manners, social etiquette and public speaking skills, Pure Fashion models will learn the basics of growing into distinguished, capable and respectful young women. Pure Fashion models will also be taught the art of makeup and hairstyling, all the while remembering that grace, decency and dignity are our greatest adornments.

Pinecrest Academy has a wealth of summer camps including sports, languages, fashion and all around fun camps.

The Girl Scouts have a North, Central and South Forsyth Division. The camps offered are:

Checking local publications like Atlanta Moms and Atlanta Parent magazine might also offer some camp options. Up in Cumming magazine also has a great directory for summer camps.

If you hear of any other camps, please comment and share with the community! Happy hunting!

Summer Camps for Kids in Forsyth County, GA

Summer will be here in a few weeks and sounds of “Mom, I’m bored!” will permeate the air. In a panic, I set forth to find out what summer day camps there are in the areas of Cumming and Forsyth County, GA.

Girl scout day camp at Camp Lanier.

March is a good planning month as deadlines are in April and early May for summer camp sign ups. Forsyth County and the City of Cumming offer camps as well as local churches and the Girl Scouts.

Churches in the area host vacation bible school as well as summer camps for kids:

The Forsyth County YMCA offers a variety of summer programs. There are also specialty camps like Swim Atlanta. Some local horse stables like Stonewood Stables offer camps. Imagine That and Future Tech are another example of unique camps.

Cane Creek Farm: 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 13th – 17th.

A friend recently recommended Camp Kerusso as her kids went there last summer (1st – 5th grade). It is located off Pilgrim Mill Road at Camp Lanier. It runs July 18 and July 25 weeks. It is from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and the price per week is $119 or $149 depending on the track.

The Girl Scouts have a North, Central and South Forsyth Division. The camps offered are:

Checking local publications like Atlanta Moms and Atlanta Parent magazine might also offer some camp options. Up in Cumming magazine also has a local directory for summer camps.

If you hear of any other camps, please comment and share with the community! Happy hunting!

 

Holiday Tidings and Call for Volunteers

It is the two-week holiday break for my children and a busy time of year for us all. I wanted to take a moment and thank you for reading my blog, which started out as an online diary to chronicle my family’s adventures in Forsyth County! I appreciate your readership and I am thankful for a blessed life.

I will be taking a short Christmas break and returning to blog next week to resume letting you know about all things Forsyth County, GA for families! Until then, check out my Facebook page and Twitter feed as I will be updating anything local as I come across it. Please also share on my Facebook page if you find anything exciting to share for other families.

Here are a few tidbits of events going on this week plus a call for volunteers and sponsors for local nonprofits.

May your holidays be safe, merry and bright!

Holiday Giving Tree for Kids program, via the Forsyth County YMCA, will be accepting donations of clothing, toys, school supplies and other gifts throughout the holiday season. Many children are still in need of sponsorship. To become a community partner, donor and/or volunteer, contact Jerry Dupree via e-mail at jerryd@ymcaatlanta.org.

The Sounds of Sawnee Concert Band will perform its sixth annual Christmas concert at 8 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Cumming Playhouse. Joining the band will be the Shades of Grace Choir of Cumming First Baptist Church. Musical selections include “Deck the Halls,” Handel’s “Hallelujah” chorus, and more. For more information, visit www.soundsofsawnee.com, or contact Garth True at (770) 205-6000.

A fundraiser concert benefitting Family Haven domestic violence shelter will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 22 during the Christmas light display on Bryn Ridge Court in the Haley Farms subdivision. Judy Pancoast, a Grammy-nominated recording artist for the song “The House on Christmas Street,” will perform. Donations of cash and goods will accepted as admission. The neighborhood holiday light and music show will be ongoing through New Year’s Day, from 5:30-9 p.m. Monday-Friday and 5:30-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Donations for Family Haven will be accepted every night.

Foster homes for cats and dogs and holiday volunteers are needed urgently through the Humane Society of Forsyth County No-kill Shelter. Regular and short-term foster homes needed. For more information, contact Laurie Hutchins, foster home/adoption chairwoman at rescue@forsythpets.org or (770) 889-1365 or go online at www.forsythpets.com and click “volunteer.”

DONATIONS

Act Together Ministries needs Christmas sponsors to provide toys and clothing to struggling families with young children. For more information, visit www.actogetherministries.org, or call Act Together Ministries at (678) 200-9125.

Many nonprofits are struggling during these hard times – donations of time, goods and money are greatly appreciated. Read my article in Around About Cumming, GA about local nonprofits in the Cumming, GA area and get involved today!


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