Summer Fun-Salisbury Parks and Recreation summer programs

  • Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 1:20 a.m.
    UPDATED: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 1:24 a.m.

Information about Salisbury Parks and Recreation summer programs at 704-638-2110, kseyb@salisburync.gov or www.salisburync.gov

June 10-Aug. 16

• Super Summertime Camp (Miller Center and City Park) 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., $70 per week, ages 5-12; junior counselors ages, 13-17, $35 per week.


• Martial Arts Camp (Miller Center) 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $50 for the week, ages: 5-12

June 17-21

• Fast Pitch Softball Camp, Salisbury Community Park, (Hall Gym), 9 a.m.-noon, $40 for the week, Girls ages 8-14, Monday-Thursday.

• Baseball Camp, Salisbury Community Park (Hall Gym), 9 a.m.-noon, $40 for the week, ages: 8-14, Monday-Thursday.

• Fashion and Modeling Camp (City Park) 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $50 for the week, ages: 6-16.

July 1-5

• All-Star Basketball Camp — boys and girls — (Hall Gym) 9 a.m.-noon, $30 for the week, ages: 7-14, Monday-Wednesday.

July 8-12

• Cheerleading Camp (Hall Gym) 9 a.m.-noon, $40 for the week, ages: 7-13, Monday-Thursday.

• Volleyball Camp (Miller Center) 9 a.m.-noon, $40 for the week, ages: 7-14, Monday-Thursday.

July 15-19

• Dance Camp (Miller Center) $40 for the week, 9 a.m.-noon, ages: 7-13, Monday-Thursday.

• Martial Arts Camp (Miller Center) 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $50 for the week, ages: 5-12.

• Tennis Camp (City Park Tennis Courts) $145 for the week, 9-11:30 a.m., ages: 10-16, Monday-Thursday.

• Fashion and Modeling Camp (City Park) 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $50 for the week, ages: 6-16.

• Soccer Camp (Community Park) 9 a.m.-noon, $40 for the week, ages: 6-12

July 22-26

• Art, Music and Movement Camp (Miller Center) 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $120 for the week, ages: 5-12. Scholarships may be available.

• Mini Funk Factory Band Camp (City Park) 9 a.m.-noon, $125 for the week, ages: fourth-eighth grade. Fee includes two weeks (7/29).

July 29-Aug. 2

• Football Camp (Hall Gym) 9 a.m.-noon, $30 for the week, ages: 7-14, Monday-Wednesday.

• Mini Funk Factory Band Camp (City Park) 9 a.m.-noon, $125 for the week, ages: fourth-eighth grade, fee includes two weeks (7/22).

Aug. 5-9

• Speed and Agility Camp (Hall Gym) 9 a.m.-noon, $25 for the week, ages: 7-15, Monday and Tuesday.

• Wrestling Camp (Hall Gym) 6-8 p.m., $40 for the week, ages: 6-14, Monday-Thursday.

Aug. 12-16

• Reach for the Stars Dance Camp (Civic Center) 9 a.m.-noon, $40 for the week, ages: 6-10.

Aug. 12-16

• Elite Girls Basketball Camp (Hall Gym) 9 a.m.-noon, $40 for the week, ages: 7-17, Monday-Thursday.

• Fashion and Modeling Camp (City Park) 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $50 for the week, ages: 6-16.

• Martial Arts Camp (Miller Center) 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $50 for the week, ages: 5-12

Special Events

• May 18: 7th annual Middle School Prom (Civic Center) 6-10 p.m., $10 per person. Buy tickets at Civic Center or Miller Recreation Center.

• July 20: 16th annual Run/Walk for the Greenway 5K (Knox Middle School/Salisbury Greenway); 8 a.m., race begins; 8:45 a.m., Fun Run, children 12 and under. $20 pre-registration by 7/18, $25 day of race. Register at www.sportoften.com

• Movies in the Park (free) — May 31: “Brave”; June 14: “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”; July 12: “The Lorax”; Aug. 2: “Madagascar 3.” Pre-movie activities begin at 8 p.m. Movies begin approximately at 8:45 p.m. Held on City Park lawn (corner of West Miller and Jackson streets.

Speech and language summer camp

For the second year in a row, Interactive Health Therapies is offering a free speech and language summer camp in Rowan County for children ages 3-8, from June 17-July 25. The camp will offer up to five weeks of summer activities, combined with professional speech and language therapy, in a safe and inviting atmosphere.

For children facing speech and language challenges such as stuttering, poor articulation or difficulty processing spoken language. Continuous summer intervention improves academic performance, social interactions and boosts self confidence. The IHT Speech and Language Camp is staffed by state-licensed and nationally certified speech language pathologists who will work individually with each child daily. Fun and therapeutic activities will round out each three-hour camp session.

To be eligible, children must have a speech or language delay or disorder. IHT also offers free screenings to determine eligibility. Screenings and camp are held in the IHT clinic at 417 N. Main St., Suite F2. For more information, call IHT at 704-762-9282.

Rowan Museum’s summer history camp

The Rowan Museum is offering its 15th annual Summer History Camp for students in rising third- through fifth grades (elementary sessions), and rising sixth- through eighth-grades (middle school sessions). These weeks will provide an insight into Rowan’s history. Hands-on activities will provide an educational and fun experience in celebrating their rich heritage here in Rowan County.

Campers will explore many different aspects of Rowan’s early history. The camp location will involve all museum sites, as well as a visit to the Old English Cemetery, Freedman’s Cemetery and other local historic sites. Campers will participate in activities that will include book making/journal keeping/quill writing, cemetery search/rubbings, local lore and ghost stories, tin punch, weaving fabric and rugs, old tools/antiques/artifacts use and recognition, candle dipping, outdoor cooking/butter making, gardening and many other activities, as well as early children’s games and folk music.

Middle school students will be involved in advanced activities stemming from those mentioned above, including making gourd birdhouses, basket weaving and studying period clothing, historical interpretation, evening “lanterned” trip to the Old Lutheran Cemetery and a scavenger hunt. Middle school will also include one overnight stay at the museum.

The camp will be staffed by museum personnel, local history teachers and local college history majors. Refreshments will be provided mid-morning. Campers should bring lunch every day. Camp hours are 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

• Elementary session I: June 24-29 (rising third through fifth grades)

• Elementary session II: July 8-12 (rising third through fifth grades

• Elementary session III: Aug. 5–9 rising third through fifth grades

Cost, $140 ($120 for museum members).

• Middle School session: July 22-26 (rising sixth through eighth grades) one overnight; $150 ($130 for museum members).

• Middle School session only: June 17-19 (rising sixth through eighth grades) no over night; $140 ($120 for museum members).

Civil War camp for middle school students

We will also have our third Civil War camp for middle school students. This is now a five-day camp in which campers will be mustered into the Union and Confederate Troops, study the history of the war, especially local history, and relive the life of a soldier through 19th century life skills, cooking and medicine, as well as marches, drills, military maneuvers and more. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Campers should bring lunch every day. Camp hours are 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

For more information and to request an application, call the museum office at 704-633-5946, or email tdcreel@fibrant.com

PPT summer camps

Piedmont Players Theatre announces its 2013 Youth Theatre Summer Camp season with 16 theater camps from June 10-Aug. 16.

Age group definitions: Elementary, rising third-fifth grade; middle school, rising sixth-eighth grade; high school, rising ninth-12th grade.

Registration forms are available at the PPT offices, 213 S. Main St., the Literary Bookpost, 110 S. Main St., or at www.piedmontplayers.com For more information or to register, call 704-633-5471. Cost, one-week camps, $150 or $130 for PPT season ticket holders.

Disney’s MULAN Performer Camp (two weeks), $250; prices include all materials and a camp T-shirt. Need-based scholarships are available. Contact the PPT office for more details.

Boxed lunch option — PPT has partnered with local executive chef Josh Harrell (former owner of The Sweetest Thing). Pre–ordered box lunches will be available for campers at $5 per day. Lunches will include a fresh sandwich, side, dessert and drink and will be delivered to the theater. Menus will be sent with registration forms. Campers can order lunch for one day, multiple days or opt to bring their own.

2013 theater camp descriptions:

June 10-14

• Disney’s “Tangled” (elementary musical 1) — 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Instructor: Gwen Matthews. Spend a week learning the music of Disney’s “Tangled,” the animated musical loosely based on the fairy tale Rapunzel. We’ll sing, dance and enjoy the characters of Rapunzel, Flynn Rider and Mother Gothel. Don’t wait to sign up because last summer all three musical camps sold out.

June 17-21

• Think it, Write it, Play it! (elementary 1) — 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Instructor: Amber Adams. Have you ever wanted to write your own play? Back by popular demand, this camp takes creative ensemble work and turns it into a performance that each child can be proud of. Campers will focus on out-of-the-box thinking and “what if” analyses of many situations that could be staged. The goal is development of character and plot through fun theater games, activities and improvisation. Through this, the ensemble will work together to write a short play for parent performances.

• Phineas & Ferb The Musical (elementary musical 2) — 9 a.m.-2 p.m., come experience the excitement of a camp based on one of America’s favorite comedy-musical television shows. This will be a week of dancing, laughing and performing concluding with a stage performance for all to enjoy.

June 24-June 28

• Watch Your Shorts: A short filmmaking camp (High School) — 11 a.m.-4 p.m., instructor: Alex Reynolds. Ever wondered what it takes to make a movie? In this one-week camp, Reynolds will teach students the basics of writing, filming and editing their own five-minute movies. Students will start by creating short screenplays, cast the shows out of the group and then learn about camera angles, lighting and sound. By the time camp is over, students will be able to make their own short movies.

• Broadway Boot Camp (middle/high musical) — 9 a.m.-2 p.m., instructor: Gwen Matthews. Come learn numbers from all of the Broadway classics. “Wicked,” “Grease,” “West Side Story” — just to name a few. Come enjoy a week of singing and dancing, Broadway style.

July 8-12

• A Question of Character (middle school) — 11 a.m.-4 p.m., instructor: Edward Whitney. Come explore one of the most popular stories in theater. Learn the vocal and physical attributes of the different characters, from the ingenue and the hot head to the bumbling, pretentious fools. There will be different sets and plenty of scenes developed for the big show at the end of the week.

• You’ve Got To Be Kidding (elementary 2) — 9 a.m.-2 p.m., instructor: Amber Adams — If you like wit, puns, farce and hilarity, this camp’s for you. Students will act out scenarios and given circumstances through improvisation to develop a better understanding of just what makes us laugh. From slapstick comedy and quick thinking skills, we will explore different ways to portray characters through movement and tone. Lots of fast-paced, wit-filled theater games and fun sketches, scenes and snippets.

July 15-19

• “I like to move it move it” (middle/high school) — 11 a.m.-4 p.m., instructor: Alex Reynolds. One of the most popular camps of last season is back by popular demand. Reynolds has completely revamped the material to focus on movement for character and how we can use our bodies to create a new personality on stage. Students can find ways to get connected and focus their minds using physical warm ups. We will use stock characters from commedia del arte’ and then explore how our movement creates stereotypes as well as how it helps us become non-human characters realistically on stage. Finding new ways to use your body and understanding how it influences your performance onstage is vital for every actor looking to expand their range.

• Perform, Perform, Perform! (elementary 3) — 9 a.m.-2 p.m., instructor: Amber Adams. This camp is all about performance. If you love characterization and character movement and like to be on stage you don’t want to miss this one. Spend a week performing short scenes from the most popular children’s plays and learn what it means to take on another character.

July 22-26

• Disney’s “Tangled 2” (elementary musical 3) — 9 a.m.-2 p.m., instructor: Emily Schuttenburg. Spend a week learning the rich music of Disney’s “Tangled,” the animated musical loosely based on the fairy tale Rapunzel. We’ll sing, dance and enjoy the characters of Rapunzel, Flynn Rider and Mother Gothel.

• Costume Design – “Tangled” (middle and high technical) — Ages 12+; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn the basics of costume design and construction; from concepts and sketching to sewing and fitting. Students will learn the importance of teamwork while meeting with the director and other designers to create a cohesive whole production. They will discuss all aspects of design including color, pattern, themes and concepts. They will learn the basics of how clothes are made and altered, following patterns to create pieces and occasionally making simple patterns from scratch. At the end of the week you will have the chance to see your creation on stage.

July 29-Aug. 2

• Kindergarten Camp — Kindergarten-second grade; 9 a.m.-noon, instructor: Anne Hoffman. This is the first time we have offered a camp for younger children. As many parents have explained, little ones want to have fun and do theater too. Theatre is a great way for young students to learn and express themselves. Campers will play games, do puzzles and learn basic acting and design skills. At the end of the week they will put on a small production for family and friends.

• Speaking of Fun (elementary 4) — 9 a.m.-2 p.m., instructor: Edward Whitney. People say speaking in public is one of the scariest things to do. This workshop will fine-tune public speaking skills through breath, physical exercises, vocal exercises and lots of fun. Through monologues to famous speeches, students will be given individual and group teaching. At the end of the week, the audience will see a performance demonstrating what they’ve learned.

• Production Camp – Disney’s “Mulan” — With the overwhelming response and incredible feedback we received following the debut of PPT’s Production Camp last summer, we will end this season with another sold out performance. Spend 10 rehearsal-filled days learning the musical script of Disney’s “Mulan.” Plenty of singing, dancing and the most exciting Disney characters ever. For the performers out there, take the two-week performer camp to be on stage during the production. For backstage youth, there is either a one-week tech camp or a one-week costume/makeup design camp.

Aug. 5-16

• Performer Camp (middle and high musical) — 9 a.m.-2 p.m., instructor: Gwen Matthews. This is a two-week intensive camp that will put together the production of “Mulan.” Campers will learn choreography, music and scripts to the entire show. Campers must attend both weeks.

Aug. 12-16

• Technical Camp (middle and high technical) — 10 a.m.-3 p.m., instructor: Allen Jones — Does your child love the theater but does not want to perform? Join tech camp to help design and build the set and lights for the production of Disney’s “Mulan.” Students will get the chance to learn from one of the talented artists behind the sets for PPT’s most popular productions including “Grease,” “The Color Purple” and “To Kill a Mockingbird.” They will learn how to safely use hand and power tools, how to hang and focus theatrical lights, and how to work backstage as crew and stage managers. At the end of the week they will design the set used in the Camp Production.

• Costume & Makeup Design (middle and high technical) — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn the basics of costume design and construction; from concepts and sketching to sewing and fitting. Students will learn the importance of teamwork while meeting with the director and other designers to create a cohesive production. They will discuss all aspects of design including color, pattern, themes and concepts. They will learn the basics of how clothes are made and altered, following patterns to create pieces and occasionally making simple patterns from scratch. At the end of the week you will have the chance to see your creation on stage. If you have a sewing machine, feel free to bring it along.

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