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Summer Activities Guide

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Day Camps


• Alabama Tennis Academy
presents 18th Annual Future Champ Camp
Held at The Montgomery Academy for ages 6 - 9.
July 25-29. Professional instruction plus fun games, crafts and snacks. 15th Annual! Call John McWilliams at 396-4253 or 202-4235. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

• Alabama State University
(334) 229-4686 or (334) 229-4317
SKYCAP 2012; Session dates: Session 1: June 11-29; Session 2: July 9-27; Grades 1-9; 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.

• Allegro School of Fine Arts
@ First Baptist Church, 305 S. Perry Street. Call 241-5150 to register or for date information.

300 W. Tallassee St., Wetumpka, 578-9485. Painting, drawing, music, sculpture and pottery. Camp dates: June 4-8 and July 9-13 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Cost: ARRAC members $85 and non-members $95 each session. Please visit our website for more information and to view registration form.

AUM Sports Camps
Girls Soccer (Age 5-12) June 11-15 and July 23-26 from 9 a.m.-noon; (ages 13-18) June 11-15 from 5:30 a.m.–8 p.m., July 23-26 All Day camp for ages 13-18 from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. For info call Jamey Newsome 244-3141.
Boys Soccer (Age 5-10) June 11-15 and July 23-26 from 9 a.m.-noon; (ages 13-18) June 11-15 from 9 a.m.–noon, July 23-26 All Day camp for ages 13-18 from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. For more information call Wolf Koch at 244-3617.
Girls Basketball (Gr.7-12) Dan Davis 244-3235; Dates TBA.
Boys Basketball (Grades 3-9) Larry Chapman 244-3542;Dates TBA.
Baseball (Ages 6-15) Marty Lovrich 244-3236; July 9-13 from 9:30 until 3 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Friday; Lunch will be provided Mon. – Thurs. Registration will be the first day of camp from 7:30-9:30. $125 for session.
Tennis (Ages 6-16) Rolano Vargas 244-3448; Dates TBA. Visit our website at

AUM Youth College
Rebecca Bloodworth, 244-3339
Dates: 6/18-22, 6/25-29, 7/23-27, 7/30-8/3.
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! Call 244-3804 or visit for more information

• Barb’s Art Camp
(334) 269-2272; Summer 2012 for children 4 and up at Barb’s “Next Door”; 2 pm – 4:15 pm; $80 for 2 days. $40 Deposit Required with remainder due on first day of camp
Session 1: Ages 5-10, June 5 and 6 (Tues/Wed)
Session 2: Ages 5-10, June 12 and 14 (Tues/Thurs)
Session 3: Ages 6 and up – Multi Media Workshop- 3 days – June 19, 20, 21 ($120)
Session 4: Ages 5-10, July 10 and 11
One Day (1 hour) Art Class for 4 year olds, $20; Tues, June 26 or Tues., July 24 at 2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Private lessons on Thursdays at 2 p.m. for 1 hour ; $30 for one student OR $25 each for two students.
Please call 269-2272 or visit our website at And be a Barb’s Fan on Facebook.

• Camp AUM
Rebecca Bloodworth, 244-3339
Dates: 7/9-13, Art & Movement Camp (K4 & K5), Culinary Camp (grades 1-5) and Drama Camp (grades 4-9).
7/16-20, Animal Adventure Camp (K4 & K5), Vet Camp (grades 1-5), and Technology Camp (grades 4-9)
8/6-10, Kinder College (K5) and Back to School Bash (grades 1-5)
Camp AUM provides theme based camps for K4-9 graders taught by certified teachers. K4 and K5 camps are half day (9:00-12:00). Full day camps (9:00-3:00)are offered for grades 1-9.
Youth Preview Night is Tuesday, April 24 from 4 p.m. – 7 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

• Camp Eagle at Montgomery Academy
Call 270-0183. Dates: June 18-22, June 25-29, July 9-13 and July 16-29, from 8:30-3:00. Length: Four 1 week full day sessions for grades 1-6. Fee is $150 per session. Other: Each week has a different focus. Includes sports instruction, artwork, music, computer games, & more.

• Camp Grandview — YMCA
Shaun Carroll, 285-5381; Dates: May 29-August 10. 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 $90/session; nonmembers $115/session. $10 discount for additional children.

• Camp Hoopstar
Anthony McCall, 272-8210; At The Montgomery Academy. Basketball camp to develop skills through five-on-five team situations stresses sportsmanship, teamwork, hustle and discipline. Boys Sessions: Session 1 (grades 1-7) May 29-June 1 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Session 2 (grades 1-7) June 4-7, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

• Camp Shakespeare
Call 271-5345. Two 1-week sessions: 7/9 – 7/13 and 7/16 – 7/20; 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! Cost: $300. 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, $300 for the week. One Week Only. June 25-29. 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 .

• Camp Sunshine for Boys
262-2697; July 16-20; 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 Sunshine for Girls
272-9164. Dates: June 11-15
Length: One week; Age: 7-10
Other: A five-day camp for girls from lower socioeconomic areas with one day at Camp Kiwanis. No cost to campers; call for application form

• Camp Tukabatchee
Larry Colletta, 800-977-2688
Day and resident camps. Ages: By scout rank.
Week 1: June 10-16, Week 2: June 17-23, Week 3: June 24-30 and Week 4: July 1-7; Cost: $240.00 for one week. Other: Boy Scout Camp. Emphasizing outdoor skills and leadership development. Week long experience with swimming, hiking, canoeing and other outdoor skills. or

• Faulkner Sports Camps
Call Debbie Reynolds or Brent Barker at 386-7148.
Ages 6 – 17
Boys Baseball: Patrick McCarthy, 386-7980; July 16-19 and June 23-26 from 9a.m. – 2 p.m.
Boys Basketball: Jim Sanderson, 386-7159; June 18-22 and/or June 25-29 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. (ages 6-11), June 18-22 and/or June 25-29 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. (ages 12-18) Call or visit our website for cost and times.
Soccer Camp: Brett Mitchell, 386-7162; Dates TBA
Golf Camp: Brent Barker, 386-7231; Dates: Full day, 9a.m.-4p.m. June 16-20 and July 18-22. Camps will be held at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Prattville.
Volleyball Camp: Tori Bartels, 386-7149; Skills camp, June 9-12 from 9a.m.-noon. (grades 4th-8th) and Advanced Skills camp, June 9-12 from 9a.m.-12p.m. (grades 9th-12th)
Football Camp: Greg Baker, 386-7671; Dates: June 11-15, Football Camp from 9 a.m-4 p.m. Please call for more details or go online.
Girls Basketball Camp: Coach Reed Sutton, 386-7509; Future Stars (ages 6-11) June 11-15 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.; Lady Eagle Basic Training (ages 12-18) June 11-15 from 1p.m. until 4 p.m.; Basketball University Overnight (ages 12-18) begins 5 p.m. June 15 until 4 p.m. June 17. Visit our website at

• Green Gate School
3265 McGehee Rd.; Contact Yvonna Richardson, 281-3300; Theme: “PLANET EARTH”; Ages 12 months-12 years half day, full day, or flexible rates and hours available., Campers will have LEARN, EXPLORE, GOOGLE and “ DISCOVER PLANET EARTH” the place we call home. WE PROMISE YOU WILL NOT HEAR YOUR CHILDREN SAY “I am bored at camp !” and “We do the same stuff everyday!” This is an exciting way for your child to spend the summer building a giant solar system, designing and making “statement” tee shirts, discovering the foods cooking and sampling while learning customs of other countries. We will also learn to value PLANET EARTH and why it is so important we make efforts to save our planet by learning the values of reusing and recycling. Campers will enjoy visits from animals around the world brought in by our own Montgomery Zoo. Each week a special visit from a magician, or a puppet show who knows. Our certified elementary teachers lead spelling bees and math bingo games. We build writing skills by encouraging campers to journal. Campers enjoy our vintage game room with foosball, ping-pong, to name a few. Call Yvonna Richardson at 281-3300 today for registration information so your campers can “DISCOVER PLANET EARTH”.

• Huntingdon Basketball Camp
Coach Pugh, 833-4399; For Boys and Girls Ages 6 - 17; Dates: June 18-21 and July 23-26. Camper receives free t-shirt; discount for siblings. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

• Huntingdon College Baseball Camp
Call DJ Conville for costs, 833-4501
1st session- June 4-6 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. (ages 5-15); 2nd session- June 11-13, 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. (ages 5-15); Visit our website at for more information.

• Junior Piano Camp
Carrie Edwards, 833-4457
Dates: July 9-13; Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 12:30. 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. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

• Kinder Camp Eagle at the Montgomery Academy
Call 270-0183; Dates: 7/23 - 7/27 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

Larry Chapman Boys Basketball @ AUM
(Physical Education Complex) for grades 3rd-9th
Please contact the basketball office at 334-244-3542 for more information and dates.

• 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 25 through 29; July 9 through 13; July 23 through 27; and July 3- through August 3; 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Camp is designed with working parents in mind so extended hours are available with an early drop off at 7:45 a.m. and late pick up at 5:30 p.m. for an additional $50. The cost of the half-day camp is $120 for members and $180 for non-members. Full-day camp is $210 for members and $270 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. Camp fee includes snacks and all materials used in the art making. Full day students must bring their own lunch. For more information, call the MMFA at 334.240.4333 or visit the website at

• Montgomery Zoo
“Zoo Camp”--Jennifer Murphy, 240-4900
Dates: half days for 5-6 yr old, 7/23-7/27, 7/30 -8/3; half day for 7-8 yr olds, 7/9 -7/13, full day 7-8 yr old 7/16 – 7/20; half day for 9-10 yr old, 6/18 – 6/22, full day for 9-10 yr old, 6/25 -6/29; full day for 11-12 yr old, 6/11 -6/15. Ages 5 - 12 (each week is for specific ages). Cost: Non- members; $170 for full day, $150 half day. Members; $153 for full day and $135for half day. Full day includes lunch and two snacks; one snack for half-day. Can include scavenger hunts, classroom educational tie, play time at the playground, live animal presentations, guest speakers, arts and crafts, games, behind the scene tours, keeper talks, museum tours, pedal boat rides, animals feedings (giraffe and deer), realm projects and much more. Monday, Desert/Savannah; Tuesday, Arctic/Tundra; Wednesday, Jungle/Rainforest; Thursday, Oceans/Rivers; and Friday, Forest/Tiaga.

• New Fashion Summer Camps @ Eastchase
Vicki Lawrence, 334-279-6046
The Shoppes at EastChase will conduct eight Fashion Camps for ages 6-12 throughout the month of June and July. The one day-camps will be separated into two age groups: ages 6-8 and ages 9-12. Each fashion camp will run from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and will cost $65 per child. Little fashionistas will learn about subjects such as style 101, accessorizing, makeup, decorating and entertaining with the breakout sessions. The day includes lunch, a $25 gift card to the Shoppes at EastChase, a special gift and an official graduation certificate. Please visit us at

O’Conner Tennis Camp
240-4884; May 29-June 1 at Lagoon Park
June 11-June 14
June 18-June 21
June 25-June 28
July 9-July 26 at Lagoon Park
July 23-July 26
July 30-August 2
August 6-August 9
All camps at O’Conner Tennis Center unless noted.
Ages 4-6 years: 9 a.m until 11 a.m.
Ages 7-17 year: 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
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• Prattville’s Performing and Visual Arts Camp for Kids
TWO WEEK LONG CAMPS FOR AGES 4-6, 7-9, AND 10-UP; JUNE 11-15TH “ON BROADWAY’ and JULY 16TH-20th, 9am-12pm. Call 334.361.0554.

• Saint James Sports Camps
Saint James School will continue its summer tradition of providing a variety of sports and cheerleader camps for young people. Printed information will be available soon and will include cost, age groups and other pertinent information. Call Jerry Browning, athletic director, or the individual coaches at 277-8033, ext. 145.
Keith Luckey, Baseball Camp; June 4-7, 1-5 grade 9a.m.-12p.m., 6th grade from 1p.m.-4p.m.
Kellye Jordon, Volleyball Camp; June 18-21 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.,. Girls entering 4th grade and above.
Craig Duncan, Wrestling; June 27-29, Grades 6-8 from 8a.m. – 12 p.m.
Katie Barton, Girls Basketball; June 4-7 from 9a.m.-12 p.m. (Grades 4th-10th)
Nigel Card, Boys Basketball; June 11-14 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Grades 4th -9th)
Coach Perry, Football, Camp will be in July. Dates TBA

• 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.

• 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. Cost: $100 per week with a non-refundable registration fee of $70.

Helen Steineker, 240-4004
June 17-23. 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.

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.

• Tutus and Tiaras
Summer Dance Camp for ages 3-8 years old
Creative Movement-Crafts-Story Time
June 4-8 from 9:30 until 12 p.m.
Performance on the 8th
Alabama Dance Theatre located at The Armory Learning Arts Center. Please call 334-241-2590 to register.

• Upward Summer Camps
Lighthouse Church, 3560 Bell Road
Soccer Camp: June 18-22 (K5-4th grade) from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. and June 25-29 (grades 5-8) from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Each child will receive a t-shirt, water bottle, poster and a soccer ball.
Flag Football Camp: July 9-13 (K5-4th grade) from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. and July 16-20 (grades 5-8) from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Each child will receive a T-shirt, water bottle, poster and flag belt with flags.
Basketball Camp: July 30 – Aug. 3 (K54th grade) from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. and July 23-27 (grades 5-8) from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Each child will receive a t-shirt, water bottle, poster and basketball.
Cheer Camp: July 30-Aug. 3 (K56th grade) from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Each child will receive a t-shirt, water bottle, poster and poms. All camps have a cost of $50 per child per camp. For more information call 271-4200

Wetumpka Depot Players Workshop
Kristy Meanor, 868-1440; The Wetumpka Depot Players will host a month long Acting Up Drama Workshop, for the month of June. Please call Kristi for more details. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

• YMCA Belser
Call 279-8833; Dates: June 11 – Aug 17
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: June 11-Aug. 17
Summer adventure; Ages 3-12 years..

• YMCA East Branch
Call 272-3390. Dates: June 11 – Aug. 17
Goodtimes program offered. Includes themed weeks, swimming, field trips, indoor and outdoor pool with two slides.

• YMCA Goodtimes
Call 279-8833; Dates: June 11 – Aug 17
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 Sports Central
Call 262-6411; Dates: June 11 – Aug 17
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 Jr High Teen Leadership Program
Call 279-8833; Dates: June 11 – Aug 17
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: June 11 – August 17; Ages 5 – 15. 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 19th at 8 a.m. Bradford East YMCA. Begins May 29th – August 10. 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 29th –August 10 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 29th – August 10. Mon. - Fri.

• Cheer Camp
Grades 1-12, boys and girls; May 29-June 1; Times 1 p.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 29-June 1, Ages 6-18; Times 9 a.m. through noon; 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.
• East Bradford Branch – 358-9622
Sport Camps, Mon.-Thurs, 9 a.m. - Noon
Girls basketball- TBA May 7
Soccer Camp, July- Aug. 2 (tentatively)
Golf Camp-TBA May 7
Tennis Camp-TBA May 7
Boys basketball, TBA May 7
Fishing Camp-TBA May 7
Wrestling Camp-TBA May 7
Girls Volleyball, TBA May 7
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 Jeffrey at 358-9622 for more information.

• YMCA Southeast Branch
Call 262-6411
Summer Camp Dates: June 11 – August 17; Ages 5 – 15. Please call for cost and registration details.

• YMCA Wetumpka
Call 567-8282; Day camp, 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Mon. - Fri. June 4 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.

**Vacation Bible Schools throughout the area. Contact your local churches for dates and times or see River Region’s Journey magazine for a comprehensive listing.

**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.

**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.

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 12 Annual Wildflower Saturday; May 18-20 Mentone Rhododendron Festival

• 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! May 26- Aug. 5; 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 14-16- Atlanta Fest- the South’s premier Christian music festival. Featuring Mark Richt, Toby Mac, Jeremy Camp, Casting Crowns, Lecrae, Red, Disciple, Skit Guys, Building 429, Jamie Grace, Tedashii, Tripp Lee, Down Here, Scot Dawson, Jay Strack, Dave Edwards and many more. 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.

Academic Tutoring/Summer School

• Churchill Academy
Lisa Schroeder, 270-4225
Tutoring for summer. Grades K-12. One-on-one tutoring. Call for rates. Times at parents’ convenience

• Enjoy Learning Center
2500 Fairlane Dr., Bldg 2 Suite 203 (in Executive Park, east of Montgomery Mall) 270-0234. One-on-one tutoring for ages 4 to adult. Math, science, reading, comprehension, phonics, spelling, writing, graduation exit exam, ACT and SAT. Certified, skilled teachers. Credit/debit cards accepted.

• Huntington Learning Center
2800 Zelda Rd., 277-9200
Individual testing and tutoring in reading, study skills, writing, phonics, spelling, math and ACT/SAT prep, GED and exit exam. Students ages 5 - adult.

2941-A Zelda Rd., 271-6295
Grades K-12 individual tutoring. Sessions for reading, comprehension, phonemic awareness, phonics, math, composition, spelling, study skills and ACT/SAT preparation and Exit Exam preparation.

• Success Unlimited
2328 Fairlane Campus, 213-0803. Summer School/Distance ED. Dates and Times to be announced. All grade levels, one on one and small groups. Camp Success (grades K4-5th and Special Needs Children).

• Sylvan Learning Center
2640 Zelda Rd., 262-0043. Study skills, (courses for credit) writing/grammar, reading, math and SAT/ACT college preparation. Also individualized tutoring. Diagnostic evaluation. Students improve skills, becoming more motivated and gaining in self-confidence. Certified teachers.


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.

• 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. Athletics: June 4-August 24. Call for more info on class types and time.

• Artistic Expressions
Pottery studio in Prattville - 2481 Pinnacle Way, Prattville
365-8990 or 285-7878.
Story Hour @ Artistic Expressions: June 6 (Olivia Opens a Lemonade Stand), June 13 (Poky Little Puppy), June 20 (Rumble in the Jungle), June 27 (Bad Kitty), July 11 (Babar’s ABC’s), July 18 (Rainbow Fish and Big Blue Whale) All classes will be on a Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

• Corks & Canvas Summer Camp
Peppertree Shopping Center. Vaughn Rd., Caroline Clark, 277-1041. Classes for children 8 and up. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Snack included. Cost: $30/per individual session or 4 session for $100. Register in advance online or by phone. To see the featured painting, visit


• ACE Bowling
334-819-7171, 1661 Eastern Blvd., Montgomery
Wide array of entertainment: Bowling, Yogurt shop, Arcade, Cosmic Bowling, Pool tables, Lounge and Full service snack bar. Please call for Summer pricing or visit our website at

BAMA Lanes
272-5423, 3020 Atlanta Highway
EAT ‘n’ BOWL, While lane availability lasts, until 4 p.m. daily. Offered everyday until 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 Woodmere Lanes
270-1101, 5665 Carmichael Road
Lunch-N-Bowl every day Monday thru Sunday, open - 5 p.m for $6.95 - $8.49 plus tax. ( Includes two games, shoe rental and choice of meal package) Please call for weekend pricing.

Dance Lessons

• 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 11 - June 29. Highlights of summer classes include classical ballet training to the professional level and creative movement classes open to ages 3 to 7. A new class “back to dance” will be offered for former dancers returning to classes. Classes will be held at the Armory Learning Arts Center, home of the Alabama Dance Theatre. For more information please call 334-241-2590 or visit

• Centre’ for Performing Arts (Prattville)
Dance Classes: Month of July, Creative Movement, Ballet, Tapp, 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; Summer Dance Classes Begin Thursday June 21st; Every Thursday
*Pre Dance 3-5 year olds 2:00; *Ballet Technique and pointe 3:15-4:30; *Power Tumble (Beg/ Intermed. / Adv.) 4:30; *JAZZ 5:30
Summer Dance Performances in each class to follow!

• 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 4-8 years) beginning May 29-June 15, Mon, Wed., and Friday. from 9a.m. - 12 p.m. (ages 6-8) or Tues and Thurs from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. (ages 4-5) This delightful camp gives young dancers a wonderful summer experience learning all about classical ballet and using the fairytale ballets for inspiration and creativity. Hourly classes for different levels, (according to age and skill) for boys and girls. Creative Movement, Ages 2 1/2 years - 4 yrs. Pre-ballet, Ages 4 - 5, Beginning ballet, Ages 5-6, Ballet 1 (7-10), Ballet 2 (10-13), and Adult Ballet. Summer classes will begin June. The Montgomery Ballet’s Intensive Summer Seminar will be conducted at The Montgomery Ballet studios June 18-July 15 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

• Tammy’s Academy of Dance
265-JAZZ (5299), 2620 E. 3rd St. (behind Country’s Bar-B-Q on Zelda) Director: Tammy Rousse
Ages 3 - Adult. June 11- July 24. Classes offered in ballet, tap, jazz, leap and turns, and pointe. Please call or visit

• Tonya Speed’s Dance Connection
3370 Harrison Rd., 277-1098; Summer camp dates are June 11-15 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for 3-12 years. Summer classes will begin June 18. 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. Visit their website for more info at


• Huntingdon College Youth Football Camp
Ages: 6 - 12 years old; Dates: June 25 - 27
Time: 8 am - 11:30 am; Location: Newly renovated Charles Lee Field at Samford Stadium on the campus of Huntingdon College. Surface: Synthetic Turf; Brochure may be downloaded at

• Montgomery YMCA
Summer Indoor Flag Football, Boys & Girls; Ages 6-14
Registration: May 1; James Garvin @ 271-4343.


• John Sadie Golf Camp
Beginner and Intermediate Camp; Please call for dates, Beginner and Intermediate Camp; Ages 6-17; Boys and Girls. Call John Sadie at 240-4059 or e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

• Robert Trent Jones/Capitol Hill Golf Trail
2600 Constitutional Avenue, Prattville, 285-1114
Jr. Golf Camp, Date: June 11-15 and July 16-20. Pease call for information.

• YMCA Jr. Golf Clinic
Please call the Prattville YMCA, 358-9622.
Dates to be announced. For boys and Girls, ages 8-17. Monday thru Thursdays at 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Location: Robert Trent Jones Capital Hill.


• 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 begins June 4-August 24, although, you can begin classes at any time. The tuition is $40 per month for 2 class per week. Each additional class may be taken at a rate of $20 per class. There is a 50% discount for each additional family member. 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.

• United Gymstars & Cheer Camp
Call 284-2244; 10 week Summer Camp, Weekly themed activities, gymnastics, trampoline, rope climbing, crafts and more. Beginning June 4 through beginning of August ; Time: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Ages: 5 – 12 years of age. Half Day offered for 3 and 4 year olds. Call for rates.


• 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.


• 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. 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. Registration begins May 1st. Please visit our website at

• Millbrook Library
3650 Grandview Road, 285-6688
Summer Reading Program, “Dream Big, Read.” Ages 5-12; Registration begins May 31st. End of Summer Party on July 25 at 10a.m. Family Day, Tues. mornings at 10 a.m. starting June 5. Movie Day, Wed. mornings at 10 a.m. starting June 6. Preschool story hour, Thursday at 10 a.m. beginning June 7.

• 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
“Dream Big, Read”, summer program for grades 1 - 6, Tuesdays at 2 p.m. beginning in June. Meeting at Wetumpka Civic Center. Registration starts in May.
“Own the Night”, Summer program for grades 7-12. Thursday beginning in June at 1:30-2:30. 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, two buddy passes, and a picture time with an Olympic team member with this Ad. Additional programs 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.

• 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.

• Life Quest Martial Arts formerly Chungs
Four locations: Bell Rd., - 277-2627. Ages 6 and up. Summer is the best time for children who have attention problems, no athletic background, or are shy to build self-esteem before the new school year.

• 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.

• Tiger-Rock Taekwondo Academy
2750 Bell Road, 244-9139,
Find Your Focus through traditional Taekwondo. Please call for more information regarding Summer Programs.


• Doster Center
424 South Northington Street, Prattville, 361-3640
Summer Youth Camp, grades K - 6th , Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Swim lessons and swim team.

• 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. - 15 yrs. $115 non-members; $90 members; $50 non-refundable registration fee for non-member and members.


• 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.

• Montgomery YMCA
Summer Indoor Soccer, Boys & Girls, Ages 6-17; Registration: Dates to be announced
Summer Indoor Mini Soccer, Boys & Girls, Ages 4 & 5. Contact Bryan Marchaund @ 396.9754 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

• Wulf Koch Soccer Academy
Boys and girls soccer camps on the following dates:
June 10th - 14th for premier player, 11-18 years of age
June 11th - 14h for “little hawks” ages 5-10
July 22th - 26th for premier players, 11-18th years of age
July 23rd - 26th for “little hawks” ages 5-10
Camp will be held

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