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Summer Camp

Come and join the Athens Community Center for a summer of fun! Our last few seasons have been amazing! Kids, Staff, and Parents have raved about our weekly camp programs! We have worked hard to provide some really fun field trips and great themes. Join our camp for one week, a few, or maybe even all 9! We look forward to seeing you at camp!

Week #1 - Summer Camp 101: June 6 - June 10 (at Center)
Fee: $90.00
Campers will spend the week engaging in traditional camp crafts, swimming, making new friends, and learning about the magic of summer camp! This week will provide students with the culture and greatness of what summer camp is all about!

Week #2 - Nature and the World around Us: June 13 - June 17 (Lake Hope and Nature Center)
Fee: $100.00
This summer camp week will focus on elements in nature that we see daily, or maybe those that we don't notice. We will discuss how nature makes an impact on our world, and how we make an impact on it! This week will have programs on edible plants, fire making, fishing, and will end with a visit to the Lake Hope Nature Center and Lake for canoeing and swimming!

Week #3 - R.E.S.P.E.C.T: June 20 - June 24 (Slate Run Farm)
Fee: $100.00
Campers will learn how important it is to show respect to everyone in their community, including their family, friends, and teachers. This week will have presentations from anti bullying groups along with the annual respect concert! The week will end with a trip to the Slate Run Farm!

Week #4 - Outdoor Adventure Education: June 27 - July 1 (Deerasic Park)
Fee: $110.00
This week of camp will be based upon exploring outdoor adventure. We will be participating in fishing, canoeing, shelter building, and hiking our local parks. Students will participate in lots of team building outdoor activities! The end of the week will provide students with an amazing trip to Deerasic Park where they will get an opportunity to participate in several workshops based on outdoor adventure such as archery, fishing, and kayaking.

July 4 - July 8 (NO CAMP)

Week #5 - How Messy is Messy: July 11 - July 15 (at Center)
Fee: $90.00
The name says it all! Campers will need their 'play clothes' this week of camp! Activities throughout this week will be all focused on learning through the messy. Worms, gak, spittle bugs and more! Many of the activities during this week will have a messy science focus. This week will have STEAM groups visiting the center for special end of week programming.

Week #6 - Animals Near and Far: July 18 - July 22 (The WILDS)
Fee: $110.00
Campers will be looking at a variety of animals; discussing their habitats, feeding patterns, and participating in learning activities based on the world of animals! We will learn about different types of animals and what makes them unique. The week will end with the very popular annual trip to the WILDS!

Week #7 - H2 Oh My: July 25 - July 29 (Nelsonville Pool)
Fee: $95.00
Campers will participate in all things water this week! Bring your swimsuit and a set of dry clothes! Campers will be wet wet wet! This week will have presentations on water erosion, water shed lessons, how important water is to our world and fresh vs saltwater. Students will participate in lots of water based games outdoors. This week of camp will also host visiting water education groups. The trip this week will be to the Nelsonville Pool.

Week #8 - Skit Comedy, Play Write, and Golf Pros: August 1 - August 5 (Movies/Driving Range)
Fee: $95.00
This camp week will be a choice week. Students will participate in daily skits for the entire camp and also work on a large play to be performed Friday before our trips. Other students will be working on golf lessons and visiting the driving range for their field trip. Students that perform the play and skits will visit the movie theater.

Week #9 - Athens Community Connection: August 8 - August 12 (at Center)
Fee: $90.00
The center will have many local agencies, educational groups, and businesses visit our camp during this week of camp! Presentations and activities will be focused on student involvement in their community, family and school. The week will have a camp focused service project.

Registration Fee Per Week:  $50.00
The Registration Fee holds the spot for your child in the week of camp in which you register. If you register for multiple week there is a $50.00 Registration Fee for each week you enroll. The Registration Fee remains the same for each week of camp.

*The Registration Fee does not include Weekly Camp Fee(s).
The Weekly Camp Fee(s) are based on programming provided and field trips.

Summer Camp Daily Schedule
8:30am                      Opening Introduction - 'The Hill Meeting'
9:00am - 3:00pm     Planned activities related to themes/travel
3:00pm - 3:30pm     Clean up/Quiet Activities/Transfer to After Care
**The camp day ends promptly at 3:30pm

fore and After Camp Care
Does your child need care before and after camp? This program will be offered for children enrolled in our Youth Summer Day Camp!

Morning Hours: 7:30am - 8:30am
Evening Hours: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Fee: $25.00 Punch Card - Punch Card holds 10 punches. Each visit in before or after care is one punch.