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Registration opens for Forsyth County summer camps

Variety of offerings available for youth

POSTED: March 15, 2014 12:05 a.m.

FORSYTH COUNTY — Registration for 2014 Forsyth County Parks and Recreation summer camps has opened.

There are a variety of options, including day camps, sports camps and specialty camps throughout June and July.

* Summer day camps

The week-long day camps at Central, Fowler and Old Atlanta parks offer adventures as well as one field trip per session.

The camps will be held at the county recreation centers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 6-10. Extended hours are available for an additional cost.

Camp themes include: Summer Safari; Mystery, Magic and More; Recreation Rodeo; Georgia Adventures; CSI: Camp Science Investigation; H2Overload; and Build It Bash.

Cost of each camp is $100. Central Park is at 2300 Keith Bridge Road. Fowler is at 4110 Carolene Way. Old Atlanta is at 810 Nichols Road.

* Safety Town

Young children ages 4 to 6 can learn important safety tips in a fun way during Safety Town camps, which will be offered each week in June at Sharon Springs Park.

Topics covered during the five-day program include fire, water, car and bus, gun and poison safety, as well as stranger danger.

Children will also enjoy learning traffic safety while driving kid carts through the child-size “Safety Town Village.”

Parents can select either 9 a.m. to noon or a 1 to 4 p.m. sessions. Cost is $85. Sharon Springs Park is at 1950 Sharon Road.

* Whitewater kayak camp

Youth ages 12 to 15 are invited to enter the world of whitewater kayaking in a safe, fun and enriching environment with this weeklong camp.

Experienced instructors will introduce campers to the basic elements of kayaking and water safety. The camp involves a variety of fun activities including games and swimming. All equipment is provided. The camp will culminate with a rafting trip on the Ocoee River.

Three sessions will be offered: June 16-20, June 23-27 and July 21-25. The camp will meet each day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sawnee Mountain Preserve. Cost is $220 per session. The preserve is at 4075 Spot Road.


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