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Gwinnett County Parks Become Summer Camps

From Snellville, Georgia

Gwinnett County Health and Human Services Summer Camp 2014

By Debbie Glasheen, Ourtown National News Editor, 

In less than two weeks, many working parents around the contry will be making serious decisions about what to do with their children, during their summer break. Fortunately for the parents of Gwinnett County,Georgia, are blessed to have access to the number one parks and recrecation system in the nation to choose from,most of the camps are focused on fun, learning and arts and crafts,

S.T.E.M.-ulate Summer Program for Ages 6 to 13 Years
Mondays to Fridays: June 2 to June 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross. Presented by One2One Education. S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Youth will discover the answers to the simple questions about how things work. Develop teamwork and leadership skills. Develop speaking and presentation skills. Develop writing, math, and computer skills. Enjoy fun, games, and crafts too! Breakfast and lunch are provided. Cost is $65 per student, per week and $25 one-time non-refundable registration fee. Payment due by check or money order each Friday before camp payable to One2One. Space is limited. Pre-register by calling the center at 678-225-5400.

Create It Theatre Summer Camp for ages 5 to 14
Mondays to Fridays: June 2 to August 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross. Cost is $60 per week plus a one-time $25 registration fee. Breakfast, lunch, and snack included. Participants will create a new production each week with a performance on the last day. New theme each week. Theme repeats every four weeks. Hosted by Tameka Anderson with GASP Ministries. To register, call 404-826-4227.

Girls Summer Camp for Grades K to 5
Mondays to Fridays: June 2 to June 27 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross. Free childcare will be provided by Girl Scouts volunteers from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Girls kindergarten through 5th Grade. Cost is $60 per week. Breakfast and lunch included. Presented by Liga de Futbol de Atlanta and Girl Scouts. Space is limited. Register at the center with Girl Scouts representative on May 19, 20, 22, 27, or 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. No registration between noon and 1 p.m.

Girls Summer Camp for Grades K to 8
Monday to Friday: June 9 to June 13 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Buford Human Services Center, 2755 Sawnee Avenue in Buford. Free childcare will be provided by Girl Scouts volunteers from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Cost is $20 for non-Girl Scout members (includes Girl Scout registration fee); $10 for Girl Scout members. Register at the center on May 20 or May 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. You may also email mhughes@gsgatl.org or call 770-702-9149 to secure a spot. Space is limited.

ABC Tutoring’s Summer Reading Camp for Grades 1 to 4
Monday through Thursday: June 2 to June 26 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for grades 1 to 2; 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. for grades 3 to 4 at 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. Jump start your child’s progress by learning reading strategies, assistance with comprehension, phonics, increased vocabulary through use of interactive games, visuals, and reading booklets during group sessions. Cost is $60 per week with first week’s fee due at registration. For camp information, please contact instructor at atestates@aol.com or call 404-438-1067. Pre-registration with payment required to hold spot. Call the center at 770.985.4715 for more information.

Inventors Club of Centerville’s Summer Camp for Grades 1 to 8
Monday through Friday, June 2 to July 25 (no class July 4) from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. Camp is designed to expose youth to science, math, technology, and engineering. Their minds are guaranteed to be stimulated while learning innovative ideas through hands-on activities, experiments, and creative science adventures. Our specially designed project kits and theme-based models provide campers with an opportunity to become designers, engineers, and scientists. Products: LEGO® bricks, K’nexs and Little Bits. Cost is $35 non-refundable registration fee plus $65 per week. Aftercare available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for an additional $15 per week. Bring your own lunch and two snacks. Contact Fran Thompson at fthomps33@myinventorsclub.com for camp information. Pre-registration with payment required to hold spot.

Please Pass the Manners for Ages 5 to 10
Monday and Tuesday: June 2 and 3; July 14 and 15 both sessions from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. Fun-filled educational two-day workshop focusing on social skills, self-esteem, proper greetings and salutations, party manners, relationships, respectfulness, table and dining manners, and much more. Cost is $40 plus a non-refundable registration fee of $10 (for workbook, tote bag, craft and activity supplies, fine dining finale experience, and etiquette certificate). Call 678-826-9228 or email natbrownmodels@gmail.com for information. Pre-registration and payment required to hold spot. Call the center at 770.985.4713 for more information.

Championship Chess and Tennis Summer Camp for Youth Ages 7 to 14
Monday through Friday: June 9 to June 13; June 23 to June 27; July 7 to July 11; July 21 to July 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. Cost is $65 per week. Camp is for kids ages 7 to 14 and includes tournament, pizza party, practice chess sets with sheets, tennis rackets, and balls for camp use. Bring lunch and two snacks. For camp information, contact rodneylewis33@gmail.com or call 770-560-1071. Pre-registration with payment required to hold spot. Call the center at 770.985.4713.

Appalachian Crafts and Cooking for Ages 8 to 15
Monday through Friday: June 16 to June 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. Learn to make all kinds of cool stuff the Appalachian mountain folk use, make, and eat. Learn basic stitching, cooking, baking, how to use real tools, create art, and more! Don’t delay as camp is limited to 16 participants. Cost is $40 per child for the week. For curriculum information, contact Kee Haspel at keehaspel@yahoo.com or call 678-386-9874. Pre-registration with payment required to hold spot. Call the center at 770-985-4713 for more information.

The Mystery of the Missing Necklace: A Theatrical Production for Ages 7 to 14
Monday through Friday: June 16 to June 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. A disco, a palace, spies, royalty, a geek, a fashion diva, and a missing necklace. There is mystery and intrigue….OMG, it’s a play! A combination of Mission Impossible and Dr. WHO right here at the Centerville Community Center! This is LIVE theater, not a video. Children will perform on stage Friday afternoons. Bring your friends and relatives; sit back, relax, and watch the show. Cost is $40 per child per class (exact cash only) with a $5 sibling discount. For class information, call Sylvia Wright at 678-849-9933. Pre-registration with payment required to hold spot. Call the center at 770-985.4713 for more information.

Around the World in 5 Days for Ages 6 to 14
Monday through Friday: June 23 to June 27; July 14 to July 18 both sessions from 9 a.m. to noon at 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. No need to pack a suitcase…this trip is happening right here in the community center! Five days of travel to five different countries to taste their foods, learn their songs and dances, try on their clothes, play their games, and do the same kind of art activities kids do around the world! On Fridays, parents get to come in early, sample the international foods and view the kids’ art exhibits. Cost is $40 per child per session (exact cash only) with a $5 discount for siblings. For class information, call Sylvia Wright at 678-849-9933. Pre-registration with payment required to hold spot. Call the center at 770-985-4713 for more information.

Spotlight on America for Children Ages 6 to 14
Monday through Friday: July 7 to July 11 from 9 a.m. to noon at 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. Campers will tour three unique areas and cultures within the United States: New Orleans, San Francisco, and Native American culture from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Through hands-on experiences with art, music, foods, and history, campers will learn about many interesting people within our very culturally diverse country. There will also be a Coca-Cola art day and a Christmas in July day! Friday will be a surprise art judging contest and a lucky camper will win a ticket to the World of Coke! Cost is $40 (exact cash only). For class information call Sylvia Wright at 678-849-9933. Pre-registration and payment required to hold spot. Call the center at 770-985-4713 for more information.

Etiquette for Everyone for Ages 11 to 14
Thursday and Friday: July 10 and 11 from 1:30pm to 5:30pm; July 17 and 18 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. Interactive two-day workshops focused on polishing image. Topics include conversation, body language do’s and don’ts, self-esteem, social skills, table and dining manners, and more. Cost: $40 plus a non-refundable registration fee of $10 (includes light snack, workbook, and certificate). Call 678-826-.9228 or email natbrownmodels@gmail.com for information. Pre-registration and payment required to hold spot. Call the center at 770-985-4713 for more information.

Mysterious Disappearances for Ages 8 to 14
Monday through Friday: July 7 to 11 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. In the past 3 days, Tinker Bell and Snow White have disappeared without a trace! Usual suspects include Captain Hook and the Witch, but there is talk of an Ogre, and the Mission Impossible team that was called to investigate. Every child will be a star in this play and perform at the end of the week, Friday, July 11 at 3 p.m. Refreshments and awards following the performance. Cost is $40 per child (exact cash only) with a $5 discount for siblings. For class information, call Sylvia Wright at 678-849-9933. Pre-registration and payment required to hold spot. Call the center at 770-985-4713 for more information.

Melanie Miller | Public Relations Specialist | Gwinnett County Health and Human Services | 770.822.8842 | 75 Langley Drive • Lawrenceville, GA  30046 | www.gwinnetthumanservices.com

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