School’s out for the summer! That means the Town will host weekly-themed, camps beginning June 16 for children who have completed K-5. The cost is $100 per week for residents and $125 per week for non-residents. Registration is available on or after April 1 online or download an application and return it to the Community Center. For more information, call (919) 552-1430 or drop by the Community Center at 820 S. Main Street.
The fun begins here!
Week 1: Young Artists Week: Monday, June 16- Friday, June 20
Explore the world of art as we express ourselves by creating a variety of arts & crafts projects. Learn to draw, paint, sculpt and more! Campers will take a field trip to the North Carolina Arts Museum. Parents will be invited to attend an art show on Friday at the Community Center.
Week 2: Fitness, Food, and Fun Week: Monday, June 23 - Friday, June 27
Living a healthy lifestyle can be a lot of fun. Campers will not only enjoy daily exercise, but learn that living healthy also includes eating right and making smart choices.
Week 3: Celebrate North Carolina Week: Monday, June 30 - Friday, July 4 (no camp July 3 or 4)
Celebrate North Carolina by discovering its exciting history! Campers will do arts and crafts projects, learn about the different cultures that make this state great, and visit the North Carolina Museum of History for a field trip.
Week 4: Nature Explorers Week: Monday, July 7 - Friday, July 11
Campers will enjoy nature themed activities at the Community Center and Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Education Park. Campers should expect to spend a lot of time outdoors.
Week 5: Drama Camp Week: Monday, July 14 - Friday, July 18
In this week, campers will put on their own play: The Chocolate Factory (based on Willy Wonka)! They will work together to learn lines, design a set and put together costumes from simple clothing items from home and the vast supply provided. Parents will be invited to attend a final performance and reception.
Week 6: Clown College Week: Monday, July 21 - Friday, July 25
Join Mimi the Clown as we learn how to be the perfect clown! Campers will engage in creative activities while learning the art of face painting, balloon art, simple magic tricks and more!
Week 7: Outer Space Week: Monday, July 28 - Friday, August 1
Campers will explore space travel, rockets, and more as we go to “infinity and beyond”! We will visit the Museum of Life and Science for a field trip. Campers will prepare a science exhibit and display their research on Friday.
Week 8: Wild Kingdom Week: Monday, August 4 - Friday, August 8
Dive into the wild kingdom and learn about the different animals on the earth. Campers will complete animal themed activities and take a field trip to the North Carolina Zoo.
Summer Junior Camp Counselors
Junior Counselors are needed for the 2014 Summer Camp. Junior Counselors are teens that volunteer to assist camp counselors with the planning and execution of summer camp activities. Volunteers should be in high school and at least 14 years old. Junior Counselors are expected to work at least 20 hours a week. This is a great opportunity for teens to build work experience and collect service hours for job and college applications. Please submit Junior Counselor applications at the Community Center or to Megan Lanier.