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Offering something for everyone
Cumming, Forsyth County offer wide range of summer activities
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Gabby Salisbury concentrates as she tries to get the shading just right on a drawing at a princess camp last year. - photo by File photo
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There are plenty of children’s camps and adult classes starting soon for Forsyth County residents looking to fight the summertime blues.

Both Forsyth County and the city of Cumming offer traditional types of athletic camps for children, as well as activities for those with a taste for something different.

Registration begins Saturday for city of Cumming recreation and parks’ camps. Among the camps parents can enroll their children in are a week-long scavenger hunt, a technology workshop, a fashion show etiquette camp and “Mega Rock Star Camp.”

Forsyth County parks and recreation offers its share of off-the-beaten-path children’s day camps as well. Activities like Junior Park Ranger Camp, drama camp and magic camp draw on interests from all types.

Day camp coordinator and Forsyth County parks and recreation employee Paula Chambers said activities offer “something for everyone.”

“We believe we have a summer camp or program for you, no matter who you are or what you like to do,” Chambers said.

Cumming recreation and parks director Greg Little said the goal is “to try and reach as much of the population as we can ... to reach out and offer activities for as broad a spectrum as possible.”

Spanning that spectrum means including adults in activities. The city offers courses like oil and pastel painting for adults.

The county has courses in photography, pottery, jewelry-making and a one-hour worm composting workshop.

The registration kickoff for city activities runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Dobbs Creek Recreation Center on Dahlonega Highway.

However, residents may register for courses and camps up to the day of the activity if it’s not already at capacity.

Registration for Forsyth County programs is currently under way. Residents may enroll now or no later than a week before the beginning of the course or camp.

City and county activities begin at various times throughout the summer.

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