Updated summer camps list: There are even more fun for your kids this summer
Published 12:02 am Sunday, May 7, 2017
NATCHEZ — Area children have even more to do this summer. Last week The Democrat published some of the activities available this summer. Here is our list of summer camps — with four camps added this week — that are sure to provide fun, challenging learning activities for area children:
If you know of a summer camp that we missed, email us at email@example.com and we will add it to our list and publish in an upcoming issue.
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NEW — Concordia Parish Library summer reading programs
The Concordia Parish Library is offering summer programs for children of all ages from June 5 through July 25.
Preschool programs will be at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Vidalia library and Thursdays at the Ferriday library.
Elementary school programs will be at 10:15 a.m. on Mondays at Concordia Bank in Monterey, Tuesdays at the Vidalia library, Thursdays at the Ferriday library and Fridays at the Clayton library.
Programs for teenagers will be at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Vidalia library and Thursdays at the Ferriday library.
The library has also planned several guest appearances throughout the summer. Guests include:
- June 8 — Magician Mitch Richard at 10:15 a.m. at the Ferriday library and at 2 p.m. at the Vidalia library.
- June 15 — The Sciencetellers at 10:15 a.m. at the Ferriday library and at 2 p.m. at the Vidalia library.
- June 20 — Harvey Rabbit and Friends at 10:15 a.m. at the Vidalia library and at 2 p.m. at the Ferriday library.
- June 27 — Magician David LeBoeuf at 10:15 a.m. at the Vidalia library and at 2 p.m. at the Ferriday library.
- July 13 — Storyteller Sylvia Davis at 10:15 a.m. at the Ferriday library and at 2 p.m. at the Vidalia library.
- July 20— One woman drumming show “Lady Chops” at 10:15 a.m. at the Ferriday library and at 2 p.m. at the Vidalia library.
- July 25 — The “Snakeman” Terry Vandeventer at 10:15 a.m. at the Vidalia library and at 2 p.m. at the Ferriday library.
Appearances are free and open to the public. The Ferriday library is located at 1609 N. Third St. The Vidalia Library is located at 408 Texas St. and the Clayton Library is located at 8723 Louisiana 566.
For more information call 318-757-3550.
NEW — Children’s Prep Music Studio
The Children’s Prep Music Studio under the direction of Kathleen Mackey King will host a summer music camp from June 19-23.
The camp features singing, movement, musical games, instruments and music appreciation to improve self-discipline, concentration and growth and development.
The camp for ages 3-10 will be at the studio on the second floor of the Natchez Senior Center at 800 Washington St.
Tuition for the camp is $75.
Camps are at the following times:
- Ages 3-4 — 4:15 to 5 p.m.
- Ages 5-7 — 3:15 to 4 p.m.
- Ages 8-10 — 2:15 to 3 p.m.
For more information call King at 601-807-8281 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW — Natchez Ballet Academy
The Natchez Ballet Academy is offering two camps this summer.
Ballet summer camp will be June 12-16 at the Natchez Performing Arts Center at Margaret Martin School, 64 Homochitto St.
The camp will include dance, crafts games, story time and a tea party.
Camps will be offered for two age groups:
- Ages 3 -4 — Ballerina princess camp fro 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Ages 5-6 — Alice in Wonderland camp from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Tuition is $85, including a non-refundable $5 registration fee.
Natchez Junior Cotillion Summer Camp will be from June 19-23 at the Natchez Performing Arts Center.
A little girl’s tea party camp will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to noon for ages 5-7.
A beginning table manners camp will be offered from 12:30 to 2 p.m. for boys and girls ages 6-12.
Classes are limited to 12 participants.
Tuition is $50 per session or $75 for both sessions. Visit natchezballet.com for more information.
NEW — Natchez Gymnastics camp
Natchez Gymnastics and Cheerleading is offering summer classes on June 12 and Aug. 1.
Classes include instruction for preschool and beginners to advanced tumble, agility and balance and back-handspring skills.
Classes are $120 for one day and $200 for both days.
For more information call 601-597-5038 or 318-650-2221.
Historic Jefferson College
Explore Camp sessions at Historic Jefferson College, 16 Old North St. in Washington, are scheduled for June 26-30 and will feature a wide array of educational subjects.
- Slimy or Scaly? Reptiles & Amphibians is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on June 26. Children ages 6 to 8 will learn about differences of snakes from other animals, how snakes relate to other reptiles and will watch a live snake feeding. For more information, contact Kay McNeil at email@example.com.
- The New Cadet Corp is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. on June 26. Children ages 9 to 12 are invited to learn what life was like for a Jefferson College cadet a hundred years ago. For more information contact Kelli Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Kitchen Chemistry is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on June 27. Children ages 9 to 12 will learn about physical and chemical science using common household ingredients. For more information, contact Robin Person at email@example.com.
- Bugs Don’t Bug Us is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. on June 27. Children ages 6 to 8 will examine the life cycle of bugs, make “buggy” crafts and hunt outside for insects. For more information, contact Kelli Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ancient Weapons is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on June 28. Children ages 9 to 12 will examine how our distant relatives hunted, protect themselves and waged war. Students will build different weapons of their own such as trebuchets and catapults, and have a shooting competition with a ballista. For more information contact Kelli Mitchell at email@example.com.
- Cabinet of Curiosity is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. on June 28. Children ages 9 to 12 will take a hike on HJC’s nature trail and collect unusual objects to create their own “cabinet of curiosity” box. For more information contact Robin Person at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Slimy or Scaly? Part 2 is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on June 29 and is for children who missed the first session. For more information, contact Kay McNeil at email@example.com.
- Outdoor Survival is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on June 30. Children ages 12 to 15 will learn basic outdoor survival skills like making fires, devising shelters and finding food. For more information contact Robin Person at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tell Us a Story is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. on June 30. Children ages 6 to 8 will listen to stories and create their own. For more information, contact Kay McNeil at email@example.com.
Registration for the programs is $15 per child, per class and is due prior to camp. The fees are non-refundable and the deadline is one week prior to the chosen camp(s).
For more information contact 601-442-2901 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Village of the Natchez Indians
The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians on 400 Jeff Davis Blvd. will have the following camps:
- Craft camp is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. on June 12-16 for children ages 7 to 9 and 2 to 4 p.m. on June 19-23 for children ages 5 to 6. Entry fee is $40 per child. The camp includes various craft projects including pottery, basket weaving and beading.
- Sports Camp is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on June 12-16 for children ages 7 to 9 and 9 to 11 a.m. on June 19-23 for children ages 5 to 6. Entry fee is $25 per child. The camp teaches Native American sports, games and survival skills.
For children to participate in both camps, the entry fee is $60 per child.
Guest speakers will be present on May 25 and June 8.
For more information call 601-446-6502 or email email@example.com.
Co-Lin Kids College
Copiah-Lincoln Community College has scheduled several camps. All classes are from 9 a.m. to noon at the Co-Lin Natchez campus, with the exception of Tennis classes, which will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at Duncan Park on June 19-22 and July 17-20. Registration fee is $65.
- Cheer Camp is scheduled from June 12-14 for grades K-6. Registration fee is $50 and is due on June 2.
- Agility Camp is scheduled from June 12-14 for grades K-6. Registration fee is $50 and is due on June 2.
- Art Academy is scheduled from June 12-15 for grades 3-5. Registration fee is $50.
- Cyber Camp is scheduled June 12-15 and July 10-13 for grades 2-4. Registration fee is $50.
- Dig-Itl Archaeology Camp is scheduled June 19-22 for grades 3-6. Registration fee is $55.
- Modern Dance is scheduled June 19-22, July 10-13 and July 17-20 for grades K-2. Registration fee is $50.
- Mad Science is scheduled July 10-13 for grades 3-5. Registration fee is $55.
- Art Attack is scheduled July 10-13 for grades 1-2. Registration fee is $50.
- Science Explorers is scheduled July 17-20 for grades 1-2. Registration fee is $55.
- S.T.E.M. into Art is scheduled July 17-20 for grades 5-8. Registration fee is $55.
Snacks will be provided and are included in the registration fee.
For more information call 601-446-1103 or go to www.colin.edu.
Key Rehab Associates Inc.
Key Rehab is hosting four board-certified speech and occupational therapist-lead camps, teaching children the importance of etiquette and writing.
Key Rehab, at 123 Jeff Davis Blvd., will feature the following camps:
- Handwriting Camp utilizes fun, multi-sensory techniques for Pre-K and second-grade students like body awareness and eye-hand coordination, and will be from 7:45 a.m. to noon on June 5-8 and July 10-13.
- Intro to Keyboarding will introduce more multi-sensory techniques to kindergarten and third-grade students like technology foundation skills and computer readiness, and will be from 12:45 to 4:15 p.m. on June 12-15 and July 17-20.
- Kindergarten Readiness Camp develops kindergarten readiness skills to children ages 4 to 6 to include attention and listening skills and social skills, and will be from 7:45 a.m. to noon on June 19-22 and July 24-27.
- Language and Sensory Integration Camp provides a therapeutic environment for children ages 3 to 7 with Autism Spectrum Disorder and sensory disorders, targeting motor skills and self-help skills, and will be from 12:45 to 4:15 p.m. on June-29.
Each camp is $150 for a four-day session, which includes supplies and snacks.
For more information, contact 601-445-0005.
Satya Yoga Wellness Center
The center on Main Street is offering yoga sessions for teens ages 12 to 18 called Be-Yoga-Tiful from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in June.
The sessions are $100 for eight sessions and will include a yoga tank.
The sessions will serve as an introduction to yoga with focuses on proper alignment, core strengthening, improved body awareness and flexibility.
Sessions are limited to 24 students. Classes may be offered in July.
Once participants have covered the basics, they will be able to practice at any of the center’s regularly schedule classes for a $5 drop-in rate (50-percent discount). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For more information or to reserve a spot, visit www.SatyaYogaClasses.com.
Natchez Art Association
Loraine C. Griffin will be directing the 2017 Summer Art Camp at the Art Center on 452 Jefferson St.
Session time will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Session dates are June 5-8, June 19-22, June 26-29, July 10-13 and July 24-27.
Sessions are $120 paid in advance with 12 slots available per date, with a $25 discount for Natchez Art Association members and their siblings. All art materials are included.
Online registration is at www.natchezartassociation.org.
For more information call Loraine C. Griffin at 601-807-3290 or email email@example.com. Forms are also located at the Art Center on 452 Jefferson St.
Kids Kayak Camps are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on June 10 and 17 at Natchez State Park. Camp is an outdoor personal training venture geared towards helping people gain fitness. Gear and lunch are included at the camp.
The camp is for children ages 7 and older and is $40 per child. Only 10 slots are available each day.
Please call Lena McKnight at 601-392-3079 for reservations or questions.
- Wee Potters Camp is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on June 12-16 for children ages 6 and 7.
- Kids Clay Camp is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. on June 12-16 for children ages 8 to 11.
- Another Kids Clay Camp is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on July 10-14 for children ages 6 to 11.
All camps cost $175 with a required $50 deposit.
Those interested may register at NatchezPottery.com. Please mail a check to Natchez Pottery, 101 Clifton Ave., Natchez, MS 39120.
Natchez Little Theater
The Natchez Little Theater is offering a summer youth workshops for the June production of “The Jungle Book” and the August production of “The Addams Family.”
The workshops are for children in grades 1-12. Children who participate will be involved in all aspects of theatre including acting, lights, sound, makeup and more.
The June production sign-up process ends on June 5. Sessions are scheduled at 1 to 5 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.
More information and registration forms are found on natchezlittletheater.org and payments may be paid with PayPal.
Natchez Fine Framing & Art Gallery
Summer Art Classes are scheduled for 2 to 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday through Friday starting May 30 through August.
Children ages 5 and older are welcome to take part in painting, drawing and crafts. Class sizes are limited so early registration is encouraged.
For more information call 601-446-9345.
George W. Armstrong Library
The kick-off for the George Armstrong Library summer reading program will be at 5:15 p.m. on June 1 for all ages and will feature a presentation by the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. The location of the kick-off has yet to be determined.
The theme for the children’s program is “Build a Better World.”
The program will be offered from June 5 to June 29.
The 3- to 5-year-olds will meet from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Mondays; 6- to 12-year-olds will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays; and the 13- to 18-year-olds will meet at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays; adults will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursdays.
A family-oriented movie matinee will be featured at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays.
For more information call 601-445-8862.