March 5, 2012

Summer Camps '12

Summer is fast approaching -- which means camp registration time is here, too. Watch this page for updates as they're available.

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ALL SUMMER

Lee County Library's Summer Reading Program
  • Where: 107 Hawkins Avenue, Sanford NC
  • When: June 19-August 2
  • Notes: Tuesdays at 2pm for grades 1-3, Wednesday at 10am for toddlers, Thursdays at 11am for preschoolers, and Thursdays at 2pm for grades 4-6. There is a different theme each week.
  • Cost: free
  • To register: No registration necessary. Just show up!
General Fun & Skate Camp
  • Where: Family Fun Zone, 111 Rand Street, Sanford NC
  • When: Monday-Friday starting June 11 (7:45am-6pm)
  • Note: Camp will offer arts, crafts, movies, skate lessons, lots of games, activities, and field trips.
  • Cost: $20/day.
  • To register: Call 919-721-7399 or 919-721-8712.
San Lee Park's Nature Camps
  • Where: San Lee Park, Pumping Station Road, Sanford NC
  • When: Monday-Friday, June 18-August 10 (7:30am-5:30pm. Half days available.)
  • What: Each week offers a different theme relating to nature. Camps are open to children ages 4-12.
  • Cost: $60/week for half days. $100/week for full days.
  • To register: Contact Jaime at 919-776-6221 for a camp brochure and registration form. Registration closes in early June for all weeks.
Kidz Junction Summer Camps
  • Where: 1031 Spring Lane, Sanford NC
  • When: All summer (8am-12pm or 8am-6pm)
  • Notes: Each week offers a different theme. Space is limited!
  • Cost: $40-$85 per week
  • To register: Get registration and contact details here.
Lee County 4H Summer Fun
Central Carolina Community College
  • Where: All campuses
  • When: TBD
  • Notes: Session topics range from digital photography to cooking to sewing.
  • Cost: For full details, including class dates and times, click here or call 919-775-2122 ext. 7793.
  • To register: Get registration and contact details here.
Kids of the Kingdom Summer Camp
  • Where: First Baptist Church Family Life Center, Sanford NC
  • When: June-August (7:30am-5:30pm)
  • Notes: Each week offers a different theme. Camp is open to children in grades K-6 (rising).
  • Cost: $115 per week
  • To register: Call the Family Life Center at 919-776-6137.
WEEK-TO-WEEK

Girl Scout Day Camp
Martial Arts Camp
  • Where: Black Belt Leadership Academy, 1716 Westover Drive, Sanford NC
  • When: Weeks of June 18, July 23, and August 6. (8am-12pm. Early drop off starts at 7:30am)
  • Note: Any child can participate in the camps, even if they aren't BBLA students.
  • Cost: $40/day ($30/day if paid in advance) or $129 for the week.
Free To Be Me
  • Where: Stevens Center, 1576 Kelly Drive, Sanford NC
  • When: June 18-22 (10am-2pm)
  • What: Activities include arts, games, basketball, dance, and more for children ages 9 through 12.
  • Cost: $25 total.
  • To register: Get registration and contact details here.
Party, Paint & Playtime for Preschoolers
  • Where: Stevens Center, 1576 Kelly Drive, Sanford NC
  • When: June 26, July 3, July 10, and July 17 (9-11am)
  • What: Activities include arts and crafts, music and motion, story time and more for children ages 3 and 4.
  • Cost: $15 total.
  • To register: Get registration and contact details here.
Basketball Camp for Boys & Girls
  • Where: Bob Hales Center (Old Armory), 147 McIver Street, Sanford NC
  • When: June 18-July 19 (6-8pm)
  • What: Children ages 9-12 will attend on Mondays and Wednesdays. Those ages 13-15 will attend on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There will be no camp the week of July 4.
  • Cost: $20 for county residents. Cost includes a camp t-shirt.
  • To register: Go to Parks & Rec (2303 Tramway Road, Sanford NC) or call 919-775-2107 ext 502 by June 8.
Kids Can Connect
  • Where: Stevens Center, 1576 Kelly Drive, Sanford NC
  • When: June 26, July 3, July 10, and July 17 (9-11am)
  • What: Activities include arts, music and motion, drama, basketball and more for children ages 5 through 8.
  • Cost: $15 total.
  • To register: Get registration and contact details here.
New! Kid's Embroidery Camp
  • Where: Find X Designs, 719 Carthage Street, Sanford NC
  • When: June 29 (10am-1pm)
  • What: Children will learn basic embroidery stitches. After the camp, they should be able to make stems, flowers, French and Colonial knots, and more. Adults are welcome to attend.
  • Cost: $40 (all materials included)
  • Register: Call the store at 919-774-4700.
Ready Day Camp
  • Where: Stevens Center, 1576 Kelly Drive, Sanford NC
  • When: Monday-Friday from July 9 to August 2 (8am-12pm)
  • What: Activities include team building, computer and academic tutoring, games, etc for children ages 6 to 16.
  • Cost: $120 total.
  • To register: Get registration and contact details here.
New! Lee County Schools' STEM Camp
  • Where: Lee County Schools, Sanford NC
  • When: July 10-12 (8:30am-3pm)
  • What: This camp is open to rising 7th and 8th graders. They'll explore how science, technology, engineering and math are used in the world of robotics.
  • Cost: $25 (includes lunch)
  • To register: Submit your application by June 29.
Basketball Fundamentals Clinic
  • Where: Stevens Center, 1576 Kelly Drive, Sanford NC
  • When: July 23-25 (6-8pm)
  • What: Participants will focus on dribbling, passing, shooting, and lay-ups under the guidance of coach Larry Goins. The clinic is open to ages 6-16.
  • Cost: $20 total.
  • To register: Get registration and contact details here.
HARNETT COUNTY

Fills up quickly! Harnett County 4H Summer Fun
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CHATHAM COUNTY

Big Cat Safari Summer Camp
  • Where: Carolina Tiger Rescue, Pittsboro NC
  • When: Weeks of June 4 and June 11.
  • Notes: Campers ages 9 to 11 will interact with and learn more about endangered and rescued large cats.
  • To register: Get registration and contact details here.
CHAM-JAM Music Camp
  • Where: Silk Hope Farm Heritage Park
  • When: June 18-22 (8:30am-3pm)
  • Notes: There will be classes for beginners up to advanced players. Campers will also participate in storytelling, song writing, farm education, and more.
  • Cost: $150 per week. Instrumental rental is $10 per week.
  • To register: Get registration and contact details here.
Summer Horse Riding Camp at Cedar Hill Farms
  • Where: 5763 NC 87 South, Moncure NC
  • When: June 18-22 and June 25-29 (9am-1pm) and July 2-6 and July 9-13 (9am-4pm)
  • Notes: The first two weeks are for children ages 3-6. The last week is for children ages 6-15.
  • Cost: $200 per week or $350 for both weeks. July camps are $300/week or $500 for both weeks.
  • To register: Get registration and contact details here or call 919-545-2229.
Clapping Hands Farm Camps
  • Where: 3348 Alston Chapel Road, Pittsboro NC
  • When: Early June-August (9am-5pm. Extended hours on Fridays.)
  • Notes: Camps are open to children ages 2-18. Each week offers a different theme, including the environment, art, and puppets.
  • Cost: $250 for most weeks
  • To register: Get registration and contact details here.
Haw River Assembly Camps
  • Where: Saxapahaw, NC
  • When: June and July (9am-4pm)
  • Notes: Campers ages 10 to 15 can develop their skills in canoes and kayaks as well as practice orienteering, fire-building, and shelter-building.
  • Cost: $275 per week
  • To register: Get registration and contact details here.
MOORE COUNTY

Southern Pines Recreation & Parks Camps
  • Where: Location varies
  • When: All summer
  • What: Activities include swimming, arts and crafts, dance, athletic games, and more. There are separate sessions and themes depending on the camper's age (3-13).
  • Cost: $195 per person
  • To register: Get more information on the camp website.
Studio V Summer Art Camp @ The Coffee Cabin
  • Where: 730 South Bennett Street, Southern Pines NC
  • When: Weeks of June 5-July 31 (9am-12pm)
  • What: Each week will focus on a different medium. Campers will have an exhibit at the end of each week.
  • Cost: $150/week with $50 deposit.
  • To register: Get registration details and more here.
Moore Arts Council’s Art Camp
  • Where: Campbell House, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines NC
  • When: July 9-13 (9am-12pm)
  • Notes: This camp is open to children in rising grades 3-8. Space is limited.
  • Cost: $110 ($120 after May 31)
  • To register: Get registration and contact details here.
Fills up quickly! Moore Arts Council’s Theatre Camp 1
  • Where: R.E. Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School
  • When: June 18-29 (10:30am-3pm)
  • Notes: Campers in rising grades 6-12 will perform Disney’s Mulan Jr.
  • Cost: $225 ($250 after May 31)
  • To register: Get registration and contact details here.
Fills up quickly! Moore Arts Council’s Theatre Camp 2
  • Where: Sunrise Theater, 250 NW Broad St., Southern Pines NC
  • When: June 18-22 (10am-3pm)
  • Notes: Campers ages 5-rising grade 5 will perform The Adventures of Peter Rabbit & Friends.
  • Cost: $150 ($175 after May 18)
  • To register: Get registration and contact details here.
Chippers Golf Camp
  • Where: Whispering Pines, NC
  • When: June-August (9am-12pm and 9am-3pm)
  • Notes: Campers ages 7-18 will learn golf techniques. Space is limited!
  • Cost: $169-$269 per week.
  • To register: Get registration and contact details here.
Fun in the Sun Tennis Camps
CUMBERLAND COUNTY

Skate Boarding Camp
  • Where: Double Decker Skate and Bike Park, 500 Blount Street, Fayetteville NC
  • When: June 18-22 and July 9-13 (both are 9am-6pm)
  • What: Price includes a travel day to Wilmington to visit three skate parks.
  • Cost: $195 per person
  • To register: Call 910-483-3425 or send an email to the park.

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