Fulford Center announces summer camps

by | April 30, 2018 10:48 am

Last Updated: April 30, 2018 at 9:50 am

The Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center on the Swainsboro campus of East Georgia State College will hold a variety of camps this summer to serve the area’s youth. From food to science, inventions to chess, there’s a camp for every interest this year!

June 4 – 6, 2018, unleash your child’s imagination with Acting Out! Mini Camp from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The camp is for rising grades 3-5 and costs $20 per camper. Campers will enjoy a fun-filled introduction to several forms of the performing arts as they work in an ensemble. Acting Out! encourages imagination and critical thinking and provides a variety of activities for kids to be creative, gain confidence, and learn the value of teamwork. The camp is provided through a partnership with Emanuel Arts Council, and the maximum number of campers is 18.

June 12 – 13 from 8:30 a.m. until noon, campers can learn about the fascinating science of food and cooking at Camp Yummy. The camp is for rising grades 1 and 2 and the cost is $15. Get ready for activated charcoal ice cream, homemade gummy worms and creating perfect “caviar” pearls out of any drink. Campers will use everyday ingredients and kitchen tools to measure, mix and cook, then text their experiments by eating them! The maximum number of campers is 16.

June 18 – 21 from 8:30 a.m. until noon, join Camp Adventure VII for rising grades 3-5. The cost is $25. One of the Fulford Center’s most popular camps, attend for a true adventure! There will be plenty of hands-on activities, as well as opportunities to explore and enjoy the outdoors. A variety of challenging and exciting activities will strengthen the campers’ appreciation for teamwork. If your child loves action, then Camp Adventure is the place to be this summer! Maximum number of campers is 22.

June 18 – 21 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., rising grades 3 – 5 can enjoy STEM Discovery Camp. The cost is $125 per camper. During this unique four-day camp, campers will take part in the following Discovery Tracks: Engineering and Technology, Medicine and Technology, Environmental Science and Planning for Success. GYSTC STEM Discovery Camp is the perfect opportunity for young and curious minds to explore the frontiers of 21st century science and technology. The maximum number of campers is 18.

June 25 – 27, Time Warp: Art Through the Ages will allow campers to travel back in time to understand the importance of art throughout history. This camp will be from 8:30 a.m. until noon for rising 3 – 6 grades. Twenty camp scholarships are available through a grant from the Mill Creek Foundation on a first-come, first-served basis. Campers will travel to Ancient Egypt to learn about the distinctive art style, patterns and designs that were used by the ancient Egyptian artists. A visit to Mesopotamia will allow campers to better understand its amazing art and craftsmanship. Campers will create geometric art and make sun-dried bricks using clay and straw. As a result of their journey through time, campers will gain an appreciation of diverse cultures and beliefs related to art. This camp is provided through a partnership with Emanuel Arts Council, and the maximum number of campers is 20.

In its sixth year at the Fulford Center, Camp Invention will be held July 9-13 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. for rising grades 3 – 6. Registration for this camp is conducted through local schools. Camp Invention is a nationally-recognized unique summer opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering and math through exciting hands-on activities. At Camp Invention, campers will learn how to think like inventors, problem-solve, collaborate and create. They will explore the technology behind self-driving cars and invent a vehicle of the future, design futuristic dream homes with smart furniture and smart energy, and build a robotic dog and construct a one-of-a-kind dog park. Scholarships are provided through Nordson Corporation and Mill Creek Foundation, and the maximum number of campers is 50.

Closing out the summer on July 16-19 from 8:30 a.m. until noon, there will be an Intermediate/Advanced Chess Camp. The cost is $25. This camp is for chess enthusiasts who have developed tactical and strategic skills. The camp will cover chess strategy, beginning with generally-known strategic chess principles and then moving to more sophisticated strategic patterns. Chess opening and endgame principles will be covered in detail. A tournament with lunch will be held on Wednesday and trophies will be awarded. The maximum number of campers is 25.

To learn more or to register for any of these camps, contact the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center at 478-289-2464 or email jdschwabe@ega.edu.

 

 

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