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2013 Summer Activities Guide

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• Coosa River Adventures

415 Company Street, Wetumpka 514-0279. Available all days (weather permitting). Scheduling is required. Cost is $49 per two-person canoe, $45 per sit-on-top, two person kayak and $29 per sit-on-top, one-person kayak. Cost includes transportation to the launch site, paddles and life jackets. Shuttle rate for those owning their own equipment is $10 per kayak or canoe. Try out tote-n-float Program. Simply tote one of our boats and float your favorite waters. Canoes are $49 a day. Discounts are available for 8 or more boats paid in advance Monday - Friday. Please add tax to prices listed. Please visit us on the web at Call for appointment and scheduling.


• Swayback Bridge Trail

Hiking/Biking approximate 8-mile trail with arrows and 1/4-mile markers so you can turn back when you reach your limit. Or the looping nature of the trail allows for crossover at several points to shorten your trip. Trail has views of creek and the Swayback Bridge, which is part of the old Hwy. 231. No charge, but do accept donations to help maintain the trail. No motorized vehicles or horses allowed. Trailhead is on Jordan Dam Road in Elmore County. Art.


Art Camps and Drama


• Armory Learning Arts Center

1018 Madison Ave., Montgomery

241-ARTS (2787)* Lot of Summer Programs to choose from. Dates and programs to be announced in May. Please call for more information. 


• Artistic Expressions

Pottery studio in Prattville - 2481 Pinnacle Way, Prattville

365-8990 or 285-7878. Tile Tuesdays and Story hour offered during the summer. Dates and times to be announced. Please visit us at  or check out our facebook page


• Arts in Motion

Diana Gray-Williams, 1803 West Bird St., Montgomery, 657-7685 or 593-3419. Each summer we offer enrichment programs which include music, arts and crafts, reading, math, creative writing, and field trips.  Music Camps - Featuring Piano, Dance, Voice, Art

June 10th-14th: Ages 3-5; June 17th-21st: Ages 6-10

July 11th-15th: Ages 11-15; Register Today! Limited Spaces. Ask about our Home School Music Program and After School Arts Program.  Please visit our website for more information


• ARTumpka

300 W. Tallassee St., Wetumpka, 578-9485

Painting, drawing, music, sculpture and pottery. Camp dates: June 17-20 and July  15-18. Times to be announced.  Please visit our website for more information and to view registration form.


• Barb’s Art Camp

(334) 269-2272; Summer 2013 for children 5 and up at Barb’s on Mulberry from 2 pm – 4 pm; $80 for 2 days.  $40 Deposit required with remainder due on first day of camp

Session 1: Ages 5-up, June 11 and 12

Session 2: Ages 5-up, June 18 and 19

Session 3: Ages 6 and up – Multi Media Workshop- 3 days – July 16, 17, and 18 ($120)

Session 4: Ages 5-up, July 23 and 24

One Day (1 hour) Art Class for 4 year olds, $20; Tues, June 13 or Tues., July 25 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Please call 269-2272 or visit our website at Classes taught at Nancy’s Italian Ice-cream every Thursday at 5:30 for $15 with a free ice treat. Be a Barb’s Fan on Facebook at


• Camp Shakespeare

Call 271-5345.  Two 1-week sessions: 7/15 – 7/19 and 7/22 – 7/26; Age: Completed Grades 4-6

Work with real New York based actors as you learn to act, move and cross swords like the pros.  You don’t know what cool is until you can sound like a Shakespearean actor!  Registration forms are available online at (education link). For information contact Greta Lambert at the ASF Education Department at (334) 271-5393 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


• Camp Shakespeare Extreme

Grades 7-12, One Week Only. July  8-12

It’s Camp Shakespeare but-extreme.  Dig deeper into your character, move effortlessly around the stage, learn to project and enunciate! Don’t worry what enunciate means?  You will when everyone is hanging on every word during your monologue. For information contact Greta Lambert at the ASF Education Department at

(334) 271-5393 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


• McBrien Design Art Studio

(334) 361-2238 Frances McBrien

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Morning and afternoon sessions plus 3, 4 and 5 day camps to choose from. Each session features different themes, art activities, and techniques, so be sure to sign up for more than one session. Prepayment required to insure your child’s reservation. Ages 6-17 for camps except the ink drawing camp. Fee includes snack and supplies.

Afternoon sessions, Time: 1:30-4:00 pm: 4 day-Drawing, Acrylic Painting, Watercolor, Splatter Painting etc. June 3-6, June 10-13, June 17-20 Fee: $80.00. 5 day-Drawing, Acrylic Painting, Watercolor, Splatter Painting, Sculpting, Mosaics, etc.: June 24-28, Fee: $100.00.  3 day-Exploring Acrylic painting techniques July 1-3, Fee: $90.00.

Morning sessions, Time: 9:30 am-12:00 pm: 3 day-Exploring Acrylic painting, techniques July 15-17, Fee: $90.00. 5 day-Drawing & Ink Drawing with various

techniques July 22-26, Fee: $95.00.(ink camp open for 5th-12th graders). 5 day-Drawing, Acrylic Painting, Watercolor,  Splatter Painting, Sculpting, Mosaics, etc.:

July 29-Aug. 2nd, Fee: $100.00. Visit their website at


• Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

With summer quickly approaching, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is offering summer camp sessions for children ages six to 13.  There is a camp schedule designed for everyone with week-long, half-day, and full-day options.  Summer camp takes place during four weeks throughout the summer.  The dates for camp are: June 24-28; July 8-12;  July 22-26;  and August 5-9; 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. The cost of the half-day camp is $100 for members and $160 for non-members.  Full-day camp is $190 for members and $250 for non-members.  These fun filled camps offer small group lessons in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, and printmaking.  Each camp offers different themes, art activities, and techniques, so students are encouraged to sign up for more than one week!  Famous works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection will inspire projects, and students will explore many different media, such as clay modeling, mixed media sculpture, acrylic painting, watercolors, colored pencils, pastels, charcoal, pen & ink, printmaking, etc. The camps are designed for working parents in mind, as extended hours are offered.  Camps are limited to 20 students and fill up quickly, so enroll today! Full day students must bring their own lunches. For more information, call the MMFA at 334.240.4333 or visit the website at


• P’zzaz Art Studio

354-1975,  138 W. Main St. Downtown Prattville

Weekly Art Classes- Every Tuesday in June and July. Make the fun last all summer long! We will be exploring a variety of mediums and art techniques including drawing skills, acrylic painting, watercolor, pastels, and more!

Ages 6-9, 4:00-5:00, Every Tuesday in June and July (Cost: $45 per month) Ages 10-13 5:15-6:15 Every Tuesday in June and July (Cost: $45 per month)

Mini Monet: This camp is designed especially for 4-5 year olds! We will study famous artist, explore acrylic paint, watercolor, drawing, and more! June 4-6, 10:00-12:00, Cost: $70

Texture Time: What fun we will have as we explore the many ways to create art using texture! In addition to learning ways to add texture we will also be learning to use a palette knife, make mosaics, and how to use found objects in our paintings! Students will complete really ‘wow’ type pieces in this class! June 4th-6th, 12:30-2:00

Ages 10-13, Cost: $150

P’zazz-5 Day Art Camp: This camp is one of our most popular camps. It blends art history and the finer side of art with the fun and funky side of art as well. We explore it all... Acrylic paint, pastel, watercolor, splatter paint, t-shirts, and more! Ages 6-9, June 10-14, 1:00-3:30

Ages 10-13, July 15-19, 1:00-3:30; Cost:$125

P’zazzy Zazz Art Camp: This camp explores the fun and funky side of art as we splatter paint, make t-shirts, glue art, paper quill, printmaking, recycled art, and soooo much more! June 18-20, Ages 6-9, 10:00-12:30

Ages 10-13, 1:00-3:30, Cost:$90; July 23-25, Ages 6-9, 10:00-12:30, Ages 10-13, 1:00-3:30, Cost: $90

Please contact Kasey Hope to register 334.354.1975 and visit our website at for more information.


• Trinity Summer Art Camps

1700 East Trinity Blvd., 334-213-2100

Art Camp: Rising 1st-3rd and 4th -5th, June 11-13

(Session 1)

Art Camp: Rising 1st-3rd and 4th -5th, July 16-18

(Session 2); You can register online by going to  For more information please call Nicole Yohn at 213-2155.


• Wetumpka Depot Players Workshop

“Acting Up!” Is your child a future Broadway star? Join us this summer for theatre training in a fun, supportive environment.  The program this year will be “Disney 101 Dalmation Kids”; Sign up dates: June 1 at 2 p.m. and June 2nd at 5 p.m. Please pick one of these dates… you do not have to attend both.  First rehearsal & Mandatory Parent’s Meeting will be Monday, June 3 at 6 p.m.

Music Rehearsals: Wednesdays, June 12 and 19 at 3 p.m.

Camp Week: Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Performances will be Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 at 6 p.m.; Cost: $150, Ages: rising 3rd graders and above.  Accepting registrations now through May 20. Please call Kristy Meanor, 868-1440 for more information or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .






• BAMA Lanes

272-5423, 3020 Atlanta Highway

EAT ‘n’ BOWL, while lane availability lasts, until 8 p.m. daily with the exception of Friday, where it ends at 4 p.m. (includes 3 games, shoe rental, and meal). Prices vary upon day and time.


• BAMA Lanes in Prattville

358-8600, 1734 East Main Street

EAT ‘n’ BOWL, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (includes 2 games, shoe rental, and meal) Prices and times vary upon day.


• Brunswick Bowling

334-819-7171, 1661 Eastern Blvd., Montgomery

Wide array of entertainment: Bowling, Arcade, Cosmic Bowling, Pool tables, Banquet areas available. Lounge and Full service snack bar. Please call for Summer pricing or visit our website at


Dance - Gymnastics - Cheer


• Alabama Dance Theatre

1018 Madison Avenue, 241-2590

The Alabama Dance Theatre will be offering summer classes in classes in classical ballet (pre-ballet to the professional level), pointe and variations, pas de deux, dance history composition, modern, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, and tap June 3-21 and July 1-19. Highlights of summer classes include classical ballet training to the professional level and creative movement classes open to ages 3-7. There will also be a “Tutu’s and Tiara’s” camp for ages 3 to 8 from June 24-28.  The Alabama Dance Theatre Summer Seminar for intermediate and advanced dancers will be held July 22nd-August 5th.  Classes will be held at the Armory Learning Arts Center, home of the Alabama Dance Theatre. For more information call 334-241-2590 or visit


• Armory Athletics Center

1018 Madison Ave; 241-2789; Benjamin Morrow, Director. The Armory Gymnastics Center is the largest gymnastics center in the area. In fact, over 800 gymnasts take advantage of our top of the line facility each week. Summer Session at the Armory is from June 3 until August 2, although, you can begin classes at any time. The tuition is $45 per month for 2 class per week. Each additional class or each additional child is a rate of $30 per class. $40 Annual per family fee. We have classes as early as 9 a.m. in the morning and our last class is at 6:00 pm. Children may begin gymnastics as early as the age of two, and we have classes to fit your skill level - even for adults! Gymnastics includes the floor exercise, balance beam, vault, rings, uneven bars, and more. We also offer Cheerleading and Tumbling classes. We’re excited to announce that we have a discount for homeschooling families during the school year. Registration for Summer begins now! Register NOW as our classes fill up quickly.


• Centre’ for Performing Arts (Prattville)

Dance Classes:  Month of July, Creative Movement, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Gymnastics. Competition team tryout in the month of July. Ages 2 and up. Call 491-1192 or


• C.J.’S Dance Factory

334.467.8603; Classes in Ballet/ Tap/ Jazz/ Preschool Dance and Power Tumble. Inspiring young children to express themselves and develop self esteem while making them better dancers! Classes meet every Thursday beginning June 20th-July 25th. No registration fee. For more information call: 334-467-8603 or visit: or on facebook.


• Dance Generation

65 Ashburton Dr.; 395-4300

Tap, ballet, jazz, baton, lyrical and gymnastics.

Ages 3-adult, Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Cost depending on class. Call for more information.


• Lisa’s Dance Dimensions

2981 Main St., Millbrook, 285-5515 or 221-4622 

Classes available include: Rhythm (3-5 yrs.), Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical & Gymnastics; Ages 3-Adult. Day and evening classes available. Registration going on now and classes begin in June.


• Mann Dance Studio

422 Pratt St., Prattville, 365-5154. Ages 3 - 18. Summer Classes – Classes will be in June and July. Class size limited so sign up today. Ages:3-5 years old classes include ballet, tap, gymnastics and Jazz.  Ages 6-18 classes include ballet, tap, gymnastics, baton, Jazz/Hip Hop. Please call 365-5154 to enroll.


• Majorette, Baton, & Dance Studio of Prattville

Every Tuesday in June; Ages 3-16

Students will learn baton, dance team, ribbon team, rifle twirling, and flags in a Christian learning environment.  Participate in parades and recitals. Cost is $62 for the session with a $20 registration. Space limited. Registration begins in April and runs through May. Call Inga Yarboro 361-0563 for more information or to register.  Taught by Majorettes Baton Twirling Studio in Prattville.


• Montgomery Ballet

2101 Eastern Blvd. Suite 223, 409-0522. Fairytale Ballet camp: (ages 3-5) June 10-14 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.; (ages 5-7) June 17-21 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.;  (ages 6-8) June 24-28 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. This delightful camp gives young dancers a wonderful summer experience learning all about classical ballet and using the fairytale ballets for inspiration and creativity. Summer camp is offered for dancers of all ages and levels, who desire the best training available and who are up for the challenge of refining their technique whilst making new friends and having some creative fun. There are a wide variety of classes offered during Summer camp. Participants in the Summer camp will have the opportunity to perform at the end of camp in the studio showcase on Friday, June 28.  The Montgomery Ballet’s Intensive Summer Seminar will be conducted at The Montgomery Ballet studios June 30-July 27 for Advanced and intermediate levels. Students ages 12 and up who have at least two years of formal ballet training are encouraged to register for this two, three or four -week seminar. Please call the Montgomery Ballet to schedule an audition for the program.  Scheduled classes include: Ballet Technique, Pointe, Variations, Pas de deux, variations, Modern, and both traditional and innovative repertory. You can also take specialty classes in nutrition, career management, and press/media relations. Prices vary. Please call for pricing. Please call 409-0522 for more information or visit


• Prattville’s Performing and Visual Arts Camp

The camp is all arts, encompassing: Art, Dance, Music and Drama.  The camp’s professional instructor are Kasey Hope, owner of Pzazz (art instructor), C.J. Martin (owner of C.J.’s Dance Factory and dance instructor) and Judy Ritchie (voice and drama) from Texas.  Two week long camps for ages 4-6, 7-9, and 10-up; June 10-14th “On Broadway’ and July 15-19, 9am-12pm.  Please visit us at Call 334.361.0554.


• Tonya Speed’s Dance Connection

3370 Harrison Rd., 277-1098; Summer dance camp and summer dance classes available. Dates to be announced.  Summer classes will begin in June. Classes offered in ballet, tap, jazz, Lyrical, Gymnastics, Baton, Hip-hop, Praise dance, Ballroom and Swing (ages 2.5 to adult) Zumba classes offered.   Day and evening classes. Call for registration.


• United Gymstars & Cheer Camp

Call 284-2244; 10 week Summer Camp, Weekly themed activities, gymnastics, trampoline, rope climbing, crafts and more. Beginning June 3 through beginning of August ; Time: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Ages: 4 and up.  Half Day offered for 3 and 4 year olds. Call for rates.



Day Camps


• Alabama State University

(334) 229-4686 or (334) 229-4317

SKYCAP 2013; Session dates: Session 1: June 3-28; Session 2: July 8-Aug. 2; Grades 1-12; Half and full-day programs. Academics, computers, arts and fitness. A variety of courses to expand and peak your child’s imagination, sharpen academic skills and introduce them to physical fitness activities.


• AUM  Summer Youth Programs

Rebecca Bloodworth, 244-3339

Dates: 6/3-7, 6/10-14, 6/17-21, 6/24-28, 7/8-12, 7/15-19, 7/22-26 and Camp CEO – 6/16-21. Length: One week sessions; Ages: Gr. K-5 - 12th.

Other: AUM’s summer Youth College offers over 150 classes for grades K-12 grade taught by certified teachers.  Parents/students can pick and choose individual classes to meet their needs and schedules.  Classes range from art, dance, science, math, reading even fishing!  Youth Preview Night is Tuesday, February 28 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at AUM’s Center for Lifelong Learning located at 75 Techna Center Drive. Preview night is FREE and a great way to see what all AUM offers, meet our instructors, receive detailed information and discount on our programs.  Call 244-3804 or visit for more information.


• Boys & Girls Clubs of Montgomery, 832-4288

Trenholm Boys & Girls Club, 386-3055

Chisholm, 2612 Lower Wetumpka, 265-2469

West End, 220 Crenshaw St, 263-3371

Focus on 5 core program areas: Education, Arts, Sports & Recreation, Health & Life Skills and Citizenship Leadership Development. Cost: $5 per child per year. Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Call for school term schedule.www.


• Camp Activate

Camp Activate is for students who would like to improve their social functioning in a fun and exciting environment. Camp is designed to help students through the use of direct instruction, role playing, discussion, modeling, and participating in outdoor and indoor group games and activities. Session 1 June 17-20,  Session 2 June 24-27. Hours: 9 am to 12 pm each day. For ages K-2nd grade.  Location: 141 1st Street, Prattville, AL.  Cost: $175 per session or $300 for both.  For more info contact Jennifer Venable-Humphrey, MSW, LCSW, PIP.  Social Work Solutions, 141 1st Street, Prattville. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (334) 354-2418.


• Camp Grandview — YMCA

Shaun Carroll, 285-5381; Dates: May 28-August 16. Length: Weekly basis; Ages: 5-15

Other: Camp Grandview in Millbrook is a YMCA day camp for 5 to 15-year-olds, with pickup points at YMCA branches in Montgomery: East, Southeast the Soccer Branch, and the Goodtimes Center. Activities include horseback riding, water-balloon wars, nature, archery, swimming, sports and games, arts and crafts, canoeing, paddle boats, fishing, and archery. Friday is a special themed day camp-wide. The camp is located on 40 acres and has a six-acre lake and two miles of trails. The average age for counselors at Camp Grandview is 21. All are trained in CPR and first aid. Fees include lunch every day. Cost members $95/session; nonmembers $120/session. $10 discount for additional children.



• Camp Sunshine for Boys

262-2697; July 15-19; Boys Age: 6-10.

Other: Outreach program for less advantaged youth with a variety of outdoor activities. No cost but invitation only camp; may call for application.


• Camp Tukabatchee

Leith Wilson, 800-977-2688

Day and resident camps. Ages: By scout rank.

Week 1: June 2-8,  Week 2: June 9-15, Week 3: June 16-22 and Week 4: June 23-29; Other: Boy Scout Camp. Emphasizing outdoor skills and leadership development. Week long experience with swimming, hiking, canoeing and other outdoor skills. or


• Community Centers have various programs including arts & crafts, field trips and sports for children during the summer. Call your local Community Center for more information.


• Eagle Day Camp  at The Montgomery Academy

Call 270-0183. Dates: May 28-July 26, from 7:30-5:30.  A fun filled day camp for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade.  Offered for nine weeks over the summer. Half day option is available from 7:30 until noon.  Open to all children in the River Region, the camp will offer wholesome and fun-filled activities for you child including arts and crafts, science magic, sports, gardening, a brand new SPLASH PAD and more! The camp will be led by the wonderful faculty of The Montgomery Academy. Half Day is $150 and Full Day is $200 a week. Full Day Campers must bring a lunch. Snack will be provided. Please visit our website for more information.


• Kinder Camp Eagle at The Montgomery Academy

Call 270-0183; Dates: 7/22 - 7/26 Times: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Half days for one week; Age: Gr. K. Fee is $95.00.

Other: Designed for children who will be 5 by Sept. 1st and going into kindergarten, to explore science, art and music. Visit


• Summer Fashion Camps at The Shoppes at EastChase

Vickie Lawrence, 279-6046

June 10-13 (ages 6-8), June 17-20 (ages 9-12), July 8-11 (ages 6-8) and July 15-18 (ages 9-12); The Shoppes at EastChase will host Fashion Camps for the third year in a row, offering more dates and time for girls ages 6-12.  The one-day camps will be offered in June and July from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and separated into two age groups: ages 6-8 and 9-12.  The cost is $75 per child. Little fashionistas will study camp subjects such as Accessorizing 101, Model Behavior, Lights, Camera, Fashionista and Runway Ready, with the breakout sessions hosted by Claire’s, Earth Fare Organic Grocer, GAP Kids, Just for Girls, Versona Accessories, Anthony Vince Nail Salon, The Studio at EastChase, Cupcakes by Tish and Dillard’s. The day also includes lunch, a $25 gift card to The Shoppes at EastChase, Williams Sonoma and more.

For more information please visit . Online registration will be available April 1 or parents can also stop by Guest Services to register.


• YMCA Belser

Call 279-8833; Dates: May 28 – Aug 16

Stretch your child’s imagination away from video games and television in a true outdoor day camp experience.  Facility includes a gym, outdoor pool, archery range, riflery range and a nature trail.


• YMCA Cleveland Branch

Call 265-0566.  Dates: May 28-Aug. 16

Summer adventure; Ages 3-12 years..


• YMCA East Branch

Call 272-3390.  Dates: May 28 – Aug. 16

Goodtimes program offered. Includes themed weeks, swimming, field trips, indoor and outdoor pool with two slides.


• YMCA Goodtimes

Call 279-8833; Dates: May 28 – Aug 16

Excellent facilities which include a cooperative summer academic enrichment program taught by certified teachers.  The facility also includes a teaching pool, indoor gym, inflatables and a water park.


• YMCA Junior High Teen Leadership Program

Call 279-8833; Dates: May 28 – Aug 16

A new program designed to teach teens leadership skills.  Teens will be involved in enrichment activities for the younger campers, service projects, fun excursions, a camp day with other YMCA Leadership Leagues and a trip to North Carolina to participate in the Junior High Christian Values Conference.


• YMCA Kershaw

Call 265-1433, Summer Camp Dates: May 28 – August 16;  Ages 5 – 15. Please call for cost and registration details.


• YMCA Prattville

Smith Branch, 365-8852

East Bradford Branch, 358-9622

Main Day Camp, girls and boys ages 6-12. An outdoor program. Registration Date April 18th  at 8 a.m. Bradford East YMCA. Begins May 28th –  in August. Mon. - Fri. Before and after care available at no extra charge. Must be picked up by 5:45. For more members only. For more information please call Betty Estes, 358-1446.

• Daniel Pratt Camp

Daniel Pratt School. Dates and ages the same as above. For members and non-members. Registration Date April 19th  at 8 a.m. Bradford East YMCA. Begins May 28th –August  school starts. Mon. - Fri.

• Pine Level Summer Camp

Pine Level School. Dates and ages the same as above. For members and non-members. Registration Date April 19th at 8 a.m. Bradford East YMCA. Begins May 28th – August. Mon. - Fri.

• Cheer Camp

Grades 1-12, boys and girls; May 28- 30 or Aug 6-8; Times 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. or Gymnastics and Cheer camp from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Please call for pricing. Call Bambi at 365-8852 for more information. Discount for multiple sign ups.

• Gymnastics Camp

May 28-30 or Aug. 6-8, Ages 6-18;  Times 9 a.m. through noon or both Gymnastic and Cheer from 9 a.m. until 4; Please call for pricing. Includes t-shirt and camp refreshments. Call Bambi at 365-8852.

If you choose to do both a discount will be offered.


YMCA East Bradford Branch

358-9622; Sport Camps, Mon-Thurs, 9 a.m. - Noon

Girls basketball- June 10-13

Soccer Camp, August 5-8

Golf Camp-June 17-20

Tennis Camp-July 15-18

Boys basketball, June 10-13

Fishing Camp-July 29-August 1

Wrestling Camp-July 8-11

Girls Volleyball, June 3-6

Please call for pricing. Pricing is based on how many camps signed up for. Discounts are given for multiple camps and for multiple children in family.

2-22 Camp is a program for rising seventh thru ninth graders. Members ONLY. Registration is the beginning of March. The camp will cover character development, life skills, job skills, service learning and have activities such as board games, gym games, community service and field trips. Begins 1st day of school being out. Call Jeffery at 358-9622 for more information.


• YMCA Southeast Branch

Call 262-6411

Summer Camp Dates: May 28 – August 16;  Ages 5 – 15. Please call for cost and registration details.


• YMCA Sports Central

Call 262-6411; Dates: May 28 – Aug 16

Sports Central is the perfect place for children to improve their sports skills.  Facility includes a youth fitness center, 2 gyms and a swimming pool.


• YMCA Wetumpka

Call 567-8282; Day camp, 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Mon. - Fri.  May 28  until beginning of school in August. Swimming, crafts, games, outdoor sports,  field trips. Themed weeks. Entire day is planned. Call to register. Call for rates.


Day Trips


• Callaway Gardens 

US Hwy 18, Pine Mountain, GA; 706-663-2281; 1-800-Callaway; Summer hours- 9:00 am-6:00 pm daily. Callaway Gardens is a great location for family vacations in Georgia. Your family will love hiking in our gardens, swimming in Robin Lake, exploring the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, golf, spa and more. Also, the Summer Family Adventure has partnered with The FSU Flying High Circus to provide a family camp experience that captivates all ages, interests and skills with expert-led programs the whole family will love. Our younger guests, age 3-18, are whisked away daily from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to participate in our children’s center and day camp activities, while our adults can spend the day as active or leisurely as they please.  Sample activities available for children and adults include. (Activities vary based on age groups). Circus skills including acrobats, juggling and more, teen activities, tennis clinics, water skiing & tubing, camp crafts, nature and wildlife adventures, fishing, archery, beach fun, cookouts, and more!


• Chewacla State Park 

124 Shell Toomer Pkwy. Auburn; 887-5621;

696 scenic acres are a delightful pause from nearby interstate traffic. Facilities include a 26-acre lake, swimming area, playgrounds, hiking trails, a modern campground, picnic areas with tables, grills and shelters, and newly renovated cabins. Weekdays: $2 for Adults; Weekends: $3 for Adults; Children 6 to 11 years of age and senior citizens: $1


• DeSoto State Park

13883 County Road 89, Fort Payne, AL; 256-845-0051;;  Nestled atop beautiful scenic Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama, this 3,502-acre park provides Mountain Chalets, Log  & Rustic Cabins, Motel Rooms, Meeting Rooms, and also has both Improved & Primitive campgrounds. Also features a picnic area with playground, Olympic-size swimming pool, nature center with interpretive programs and live animals, & over 19 miles of hiking & mountain biking trails. May 4 Annual Wildflower Saturday.


• Georgia Aquarium 

225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA; (404) 581-4000;; With more than eight million gallons of fresh and marine water and more aquatic life than found in any other aquarium, you are sure to see things you’ve never seen before! Admission rates start $23.95 (toddlers 2 and under Free); annual, premium, combo, and group rates available


• Horseshoe Bend Military Park 

11288 Horseshoe Bend Rd, Daviston, AL; (256) 234-7111; Monday-Sunday 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Tour the free museum and view the 22 minute film, “The Battle of Horseshoe Bend”. Then enjoy hiking the trails, a picnic, canoe the Tallapoosa River, and go fishing. Children (6 to 12 years old) with families are encouraged to participate in the Junior Ranger Program. Program booklets are available free at the Visitor Center. Children completing the required activities will be awarded a Certificate and Junior Ranger Badge. The program must be completed while in the Park and is not available for groups.


• Imagine It! Children’s Hands on Museum

275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW, Atlanta, GA; 404-659-KIDS [5437]  Atlanta’s only children’s museum, is the perfect place for children age eight and under and their families to learn and explore together in a safe and fun hands-on environment.


• McWane Science Center 

200 19th Street North, Birmingham; (205) 714-8300;; Rates range $9.00-$17.00; Children under 2 Free; Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am- 6:00 pm, Sunday 12:00-6:00 pm


• Stone Mountain 

U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8, Stone Mountain, GA; 1- 800-401-2407;; Park admission- $22.00- $28.00; Toddlers 2 and under Free, Discounts and annual passes available; Summer at the Rock! June 1-August 1; 10:30 am -8:00 pm. Lots of fun and activities including laser shows, hiking, musical entertainment, kids’ foam pit, Summit Skyride, Great Locomotive Chase Adventure Golf, the Antebellum Plantation & Farmyard and Journey to the Center of the Earth 4D Adventure.  June 12-15- Atlanta Fest- the South’s premier Christian music festival. Featuring Toby Mac, The Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline, Crowder, LeCrae, and many more artists. Free camping at the event site available for all Atlanta Fest guests; contact Atlanta Fest at 800.783.8839 for additional details.


• Windcreek State Park 

4325 Alabama Highway 128, Alexander City, AL; 256-329-0845;  This park spans 1,445 acres along the shores of scenic Lake Martin, that is a 41,000-acre clear-water reservoir perfect for fishing, swimming and boating. Park facilities include the largest state-operated campground in the United States with 626 sites.



Educational Camps


• Camp CEO


June 16-21; AUM’s Division for Continuing Education and School of Business will host a new residential summer camp focused on business leadership this summer. The camp will give teens a sneak peak into what college life is like. They will make new friends and get a chance to decide if business is the right major for them when they enroll I college. Attendees will: Experience what it is like to be on a college campus, Meet local business leaders, Receive instruction from the AUM School of Business, Gain business etiquette training, Improve communication and leadership skills, Discover the components of a successful business model and what it takes to be successful in business, Work with peers from across the state, Enjoy group work and team building activities,

Have FUN!  Activities include: Attend a council meeting, Work with city officials on city planning, Tour the new and old Montgomery, Business etiquette training dinner at The Capitol City Club, Workout and swim in AUM’s Wellness Center, Game night in Warhawk Alley, Cookout and Scavenger Hunt in the Grove; Week-long Residential Camp on AUM Campus; Check in Sunday, June 16 at 3 p.m. Camp ends after lunch (1 p.m.) on Sunday, June 21

Fee: $495, fees include meals, housing, activities, materials and field trips. 


• Green Gate School

3265 McGehee Rd.; Contact Yvonna Richardson,

281-3300; Theme: “ASTRONAUT CAMP”; Ages 12 months-12 years. Monday- Friday, flexible rates and hours. 7:00 am – 6:00 pm; Green Gate has designed our astronaut camp so different aged students will focus on different  program components. Each component is age appropriate. Our goal is to both entertain and educate. Students can attend one or all nine programs. We promise you will not hear your child say “I am bored at camp! and “We do  the same stuff everyday!”  Forty one summer programs have taught us children love to explore rather than sit and listen or read, find pretending they are someone else, somewhere else is exciting, and enjoy self-directed, hands-on activities opposed to teacher instructed. Students of all ages 12 months to 12 years love adventure. Our experienced summer staff  is comprised of Green Gate teachers eager to explore the universe with your astronaut (child).                                                                                                                                         Programs include: Labeling the Stars and Mapping the Heavens,  Designing and Building a Space Station, and  Building and Launching  Rockets.    For the nine weeks of summer, students will be encouraged to think like an astronaut while snacking on astronaut treats.  Campers will enjoy visits from a USAF Pilot, an Astronomer, and an Aeronautical Engineer, and take field trips to see a real Moon Rock, our Planetarium, and Maxwell AFB. Our certified elementary teachers will continue to lead spelling bees and math bingo games and build writing skills by encouraging Astronauts to journal. We will continue to use our vintage game room including foosball, air hockey, Ping-Pong, and others. Call Yvonna Richardson at 281-3300 today for registration information or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


• Montgomery Zoo

“Camp Safari”-- 240-4900

Dates: half days for 5-6 yr old, 7/15-19, 7/22-26; half day for 7-8 yr olds, 7/24-28, full day 7-8 yr old 7/8-12; half day for 9-10 yr old, 6/10-14, full day for 9-10 yr old, 6/17-21; full day for 11-12 yr old, 6/3-7. Ages 5 - 12 (each week is for specific ages). Cost: Non- members; $180 for full day, $140 half day. Members; $162 for full day and $126 for half day. Full day includes lunch and two snacks; one snack for half-day. See daily live animal presentations; get up close and personal with some of the Educational animals at the Montgomery Zoo; enjoy scavenger hunts; craft times; classroom time; playtime, splash time and games at our playground; rides on our horse trail rides, pedal boats, and sky lift; participate in animal encounters with the giraffes, river otters, deer and parakeets; see behind the scene tours and visits with our zookeepers and other staff members.  Monday, Birds; Tuesday, Mammals; Wednesday, Reptiles and Amphibians; Thursday, Fish; and Friday, Insects.


• St. Bede Summer Camp

3870 Atlanta Highway (Child Development Center)

334-277-8551, Dates: TBA   Times: 7 a.m. until 5:45 p.m. Ages: 5-13 years. Each week has it’s own theme with activities that correlate with that theme. Please call for  rates.


• S.T.E.M. with Arduino UNO

Montgomery, Al; William A T Bottger, 334-221-7703

Full week of S.T.E.M. activities for 70 above average students who serious about learning, programming, electronics, robotics, and math. Classes offered every day of week for 3 hours a day. Morning sessions start at 9 a.m. and afternoon sessions start at 1 p.m. Multiple weeks available  in June and July 2013 with maximum class size of 5.  Minimum age is 13 years. Fee is $330.00 for student for 15 hours of class time. Payment required at time reservation is made.  Reservations need to be made prior to May 31st. No refunds can be made for any reason.


• Trinity Summer Educational Camps

1700 East Trinity Blvd., 334-213-2100

Science Camp: Rising 1st-3rd and 4th -5th, June 10-13

Reading, Writing & Arithmetic for First Graders: Rising 1st grade, July 16-18

Reading, Writing & Arithmetic: Rising 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th -6th, 7th-8th, July 29-Aug. 1

You can register online by going to For information call Nicole Yohn at 213-2155.






• Old Alabama Town


301 Columbus Street, Montgomery

Landmarks Foundation presents much more than a collection of 50 restored buildings in the heart of downtown Montgomery. Old Alabama Town is a tribute to our past, a magnificent setting where you step back in time. Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Children under 5 yrs. Free; students (ages 6 - 18) $5; adults $10. 10% discount offered to military, AAA and Seniors 55yrs and older.



Horseback Riding Camps


• Shade Tree Summer Horsemanship Day Camp

Shade Tree Riding Stables, Millbrook

Summer sessions available.  Ages 8-15.  Our day camp will introduce campers to the challenges and responsibilities of riding and caring for horses.  Our program provides extensive riding, hands on learning and lesson time. Call 290.3727 or 546.3964 for dates and reservations.


• SuCaro Ridge Riding Camps

Camps on demand, June and July.  Dates available by request. SuCaro Ridge camps are designed to teach English riding, horsemanship, and camaraderie to boys and girls in a safe and fun environment. Those with their own horses are encouraged to bring them to camp and will be provided with a stall or paddock. Days include riding lessons, unmounted horse care lessons, swimming, and crafts, with movies at night before retiring to the air conditioned bunk house. Weekly camps offered. Instructors are Judy Pirtle and Christine Prescott. Contact Christine Prescott at 334-328-4553. Located 30 minutes east of downtown Montgomery.





• Autauga Prattville Public Library

254 Doster Street, 365-3396, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Summer reading program, Activities every Tuesday in June at 10 a.m. The kickoff date will be May 28. Preregister at any Autauga Prattville Public Library Branch Today! The Summer Reading Program is to encourage reading throughout the summer months. Children going into grades preschool-6th grade are invited to participate. Please visit our website at


• Millbrook Library

3650 Grandview Road, 285-6688

Summer Reading Program, “Dig into Reading.” Ages 5-12; Registration begins May 22nd.  End of  Summer Party on July 24 at 10a.m. Family Day, Wed. mornings at 10 a.m. starting May 29. Movie Day, Tues. mornings at 10 a.m. starting May 28. Preschool story hour, Thursday at 10 a.m. beginning May 30. All of these will wrap on the 18th of July.


• Montgomery Library

Check with local branches or check the library page in each month’s issue of Montgomery Parents for story time and video listings. Sign up for summer reading program.


• Wetumpka Library

567-1308, 212 S. Main Street

“Dig Into Reading”, summer program for grades 1 - 6, Tuesdays at 2 p.m. beginning in June. Meeting at Wetumpka Civic Center. Registration starts in May.

“Beneath the Surface”, Summer program for grades 7-12. Thursday beginning  in June at 1:00-2:00. Please call for more information.



Martial Arts


• Docarmo’s Taekwondo Center

3179 Taylor Rd , Montgomery, 36117; 220-5835; Anne Docarmo. Docarmo’s Taekwondo Center offers an affordable family friendly martial arts program with no long-term contracts. Anti-abduction curriculum, Random Acts of Kindness Program, Academic Achievement Program and MORE all taught by nationally certified instructors...check us out! ***Ages 4 & older/Lil’ Dragons (ages 4-5) offered during the school year! Special Summer program , 8 weeks for $99 included taekwondo uniform and two buddy passes. Additional programs also offered at Camp STJ for STJ students.


• Family Karate Center

Carole Coker, 277-4911; 8159 Vaughn Road. Next door to Jalapenos, Peppertree Shopping Center. Kids Karate camp for summer program. Ages 2 years old and up. The camp is free to all students at the Family Karate Center. Non-members get to try the Camp for one day free (any day they choose this summer). Please call for Camp rates for non-members. The camp will teach Stranger Danger Child Abduction Prevention and Awareness Programs, The Ask Mom First Program (Child Molestation Prevention), “I am not a target” Bully Busters program and tips to teach children about lures child abductors use. Also included in the Kids Karate Camp will be beginning and advanced karate skills and drills, relay races, Samurai Pool Noodle Challenge, Karate Freeze Tag, Ninja Dodge Frisbee, Power Ranger Relay Race, and many other fun games that make children test their coordination and balancing skills. The Family Karate Center is the ONLY karate center that offers a fully equipped fitness center for parents to use for FREE while children are in class. We are the ONLY school that teaches 2-4 year olds. We are also the only karate center that specializes in teaching special needs students- autistic, Asperger’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, ADHD, Down Syndrome etc…. Call today for registration and information. We are the only Montgomery school with a Master degree Instructor who specializes in special need children. There is no extra cost for the special needs children. A FREE gift for all new enrollments.


• Fleming’s Martial Arts Institute

4315 Atlanta Hwy, 277-5425

Please call for variety of programs offered throughout the year. Children’s programs offered. Adult and teen programs offered.  Please call for more information. Please visit us at


• Johnson Karate & Fitness Academy

3439-A McGehee Road, 284-2344

Please call for more information about our Summer program. Ages 3 and up. Registration now open.


• Montgomery Taekwondo Center

205 Perry Hill Rd at Goodwin Community Center. The Montgomery Taekwondo Center will teach classes all summer long on Mondays and Tuesday (and what a great activity for the whole family to enjoy together). Little Dragons Program (ages 4-6 years) offered from 5:45 - 6:15. Beginners Class (students ages 6 and above, including adults), 6 p.m. until 6: 50. Advanced Class begins at 6:30 until 7:30. Call Pam Smith at 334-220-5029 for more information.


• NextGen Martial Arts, Prattville

Hunter Hills Church, 330 Old Farm Lane N, Prattville

334-590-3759; Classes starting at $40 a month for one class per week. Many programs available. Free trial class offered. Please visit us at


• Tiger-Rock Taekwondo Academy

2750 Bell Road, 244-9139,

Find Your Focus through traditional Taekwondo. Please call for more information regarding Summer Programs.






• Allegro School of Fine Arts

@ First Baptist Church, 305 S. Perry Street

Call 241-5150 to register or for date information.


• Arts in Motion      

Diana Gray-Williams, 1803 West Bird St., Montgomery, 657-7685 or 593-3419. Each summer we offer enrichment programs which include music, arts and crafts, reading, math, creative writing, and field trips.  Music Camps - Featuring Piano, Dance, Voice, Art

June 10th-14th: Ages 3-5; June 17th-21st: Ages 6-10

July 11th-15th: Ages 11-15; Register Today! Limited Spaces. Ask about our Home School Music Program and After School Arts Program.  Please visit our website for more information


• Junior Piano Camp

Sarah Cheetham, 334-462-1741

Dates: 6/24-28; Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m..  Please call for more information. Open to intermediate and advanced students in ages 7-12.  Students will attend courses in performance, music history, music theory, ear training, and the history of piano literature each day. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


• Stringfellows

Helen Steineker, 240-4004

June 16-22. Week long camp. Fee: $325 and partial scholarships available. Includes registration, room, board, snacks, meals, fees, t-shirt and other activities. For stringed instrument players in junior high school. Seven-day residential music camp held at Huntingdon College and sponsored by the Montgomery Symphony.  Seminar/camp includes daily orchestra rehearsals, chamber music, music theory and history classes. Full range of social opportunities. Visit for applications.





• Doster Center

424 South Northington Street, Prattville, 361-3640

Swim lessons and swim team (enrollment limited).

Two week sessions: June 3-14, June 17-28, July 1-12 and July 15-26, 10:15-11 a.m., 11:05-11:50 a.m., 5:40-6:25

Please call for more information.


• YMCA Branches

Various activities including swimming. Call your local branch for more information.

East YMCA, 3407 Pelzer Ave., 272-3390

Southeast YMCA, 3455 Carter Hill Rd.,262-6411

Kershaw YMCA, 2225 W. Fairview Ave., 265-1433

Bell Road YMCA, 2435 Bell Rd., 271-4343

Cleveland Avenue YMCA, 1201 Rosa Parks, 265-0566

Camp Grandview, 4700 Grandview Rd., Millbrook, 285-5381.

Prattville YMCA, 600 Main Street, 365-8852

Wetumpka YMCA, Red Eagle Drive, 567-8282


• YMCA Goodtimes Center

279-8878, 2325 Mill Ridge Drive, Montgomery. The YMCA Goodtimes program is designed to give our participants an active way to enjoy the summer, with daily devotions, swim lessons, a water park pool, organized indoor and outdoor games and creative activities. Ages 5 yrs. - 11 yrs.  Non- members $115 and Members $80 and The Teen Leadership League for ages 12 yrs. - 14 yrs. $115 non-members; $90 members; $50 non-refundable registration fee for non-member and  members. Non-refundable registration fees as above.





• Eastdale Ice Rink/K Lynn’s Skating School

Eastdale Mall, 277-2088. Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1 - 3 p.m., 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m., Sunday 1 - 3 p.m. and 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.  All skating sessions $8 (includes skate rental). Call KLynn’s Skating School after 5 p.m. for lesson rates and schedules.


• Looney’s Skating Rink

3541 McGehee Rd., 281-1032

Wide variety of summer skate programs available during the day and evening. Something for everyone! Prices vary due to day and event. Please visit us on facebook  or call for more information.


• River Skate Montgomery

A skateboard, rollerblade, bike and scooter park. Membership is sold in seasonal passes. Protective gear is required. If you don’t have your own helmet, etc., you may rent them.  Please call for Summer hours and prices. Call 240-4017 for more details.


• Skate Zone 2000 LLC

88 Red Eagle Pkwy, Wetumpka, 567-4434. Tuesdays, 12:30 - 3 p.m.. Friday, 7 - 11 p.m., Sat. & Sun., 2-5 p.m., and Sat., 7-10:30 p.m. Admission $4.50 on Tuesday and Saturday and Sunday afternoon, $6 for Friday and Saturday. Add $3 extra to admission for InLine and speed skates. Skates available for purchase. Call for Party Information.


• Wonder World Family Fun Center

127 North Memorial Drive, Prattville, 365-6600. Rollerskating, Arcade, Laser Tag, Snack Bar, Inflatables, Birthday Parties.  Please call Debbie Brooks for details.



Special Needs


Special Needs Summer Enrichment Camp

May 28 – August 9; Held at: Have-A-Heart- 4 Children; 1900 Brooks Street, Montgomery; Open House: April 25th (space is limited to 30 children, grades 6-12)

Monday thru Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekly themed activities: Sports, cooking, arts and crafts, In house field trips, and so much more. Weekly fee includes lunch and two snacks; Registration fee: $50 (includes a t-shirt)  Please call Lisa Kirkland at 334-651-1292 for more information.


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