Summer fun: Plenty for children to choose

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Children of all ages have so many different things to choose from this summer, from arts classes to weeklong camps to bug-filled reading, no one sould get bored.
This is information the Post has collected. For more on individual events, call the numbers listed.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center
123 E. Liberty St., Salisbury
Summer classes run Monday-Friday. Sign up early, class sizes are limited.
When registering your child for class, select the appropriate grade level the child will enter in fall 2008. Children participating in the 4- to 5-year-old classes must reach their fourth birthday by June 1.
Class fees: Studio classes: $55 members; $70 nonmembers; clay/photography/kaleidoscope classes: $65 members; $80 nonmembers.
For members only: multiple class discounts: 3-5 classes, 10 percent off; 6 or more classes additional 20 percent discount. (Membership status will be verified at time of registration.) Morning classes meet 10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Afternoon classes meet 2-4:15 p.m.June 16-20
Morning classes
Learning from the Masters- 1st-2nd grades ó Picasso. Miró. Dali. Modern art includes many artists, styles and techniques, including Cubism, Expressionism, Surrealism and Impressionism. Students will explore the history of these modern movements while creating masterpieces of their own.
Instructor: Jessica Buckwalter
Photography-Photo Transfer-6th-8th grades ó Bring your digital camera and learn photography techniques. Students will create a photo transfer to use in a project of their choice. If time allows, we will walk to a local historic site for an outdoor camera shoot.
Instructor: Jenn Gardner.
Afternoon classes
Bird or Fish?-Ages 4-5 ó Students’ imaginations will be challenged to create stylized animal sculptures from clay. Ever heard of Flying Fish or Swimming Birds?
Instructor: M.T. Sidoli.
Georgia O’Keeffe: Bones & Flowers-3rd-5th grades ó Learn about the life and art of Georgia O’Keeffe. Students will create their own large-scale flowers with pencil and paint and will paint a desert landscape in the O’Keeffe style.Instructor: Teresa Strohl.
June 23-27
Morning classes
June Messy Art-Ages 4-5 óThe children will explore four artistic mediums: clay, paint, paper mache and paper craft.
Instructor: M.T. Sidoli.
Zoofari!-1st-2nd Grades óEach day, students will discuss animals and their habitats while creating fun clay projects in response. Make a zoo full of animals while learning basic hand-building techniques, such as pinching, coiling and slab. Students will make and glaze an animal mug and will create fun new creatures to add to the animal kingdom.
Instructor: Brenda Gariepy.
Broadway Bound-3rd-5th grades ó Students will learn how to create characters, design sets, make costumes and props, and learn about character makeup. Everything comes together with a short performance for families on the last day of class.
Instructor: Debbie L. Hoffman.
Afternoon classes
Art from Stories-1st-2nd grades ó Students will enjoy a story each day and create their own illustrations using different art media, such as painting, drawing and collage. At the end of the week, students will present a brief program of their favorite book, including songs and dance.
Instructor: Debbie L. Hoffman.
Science and Art Collide-3rd-5th grades ó Create art using both the left and right sides of the brain by exploring how science contributes to art. Multiple approaches and media will be explored as students learn how the two thinking modes collide.
Instructor: Jessica Buckwalter.
Introduction to the Wheel-6th-8th grades ó This class is designed for students who have never used the wheel and for those still developing basic throwing skills. Students will learn how to center the clay on the wheel and make basic forms such as bowls, cups and mugs.
Instructor: Cheryl Goins.
July 7-11
Morning classes
Starry Night-1st-2nd grades óStudents will study the life and art of Vincent Van Gogh. They will try their hand at creating their own masterpieces similar to Van Gogh’s famous Sunflowers and Starry Night using various media.
Instructor: Teresa Strohl.
Glass Reflections, Kaleidoscopes, & More-3rd-5th grades óMake your own working brass kaleidoscope. Students will learn how to make designs, cut mirror and create pattern with color in their kaleidoscopes.
Instructor: Sue Davis.
Afternoon classes
July Messy Art-Ages 4-5 ó The children will explore four artistic mediums: clay, paint, paper mache and paper craft. Families will receive a materials list and a description of the project.
Instructor: Debbie L. Hoffman.
Stars and Stripes-1st-2nd Grades ó Students will celebrate and learn about patriotism, using various art media, pencil, paint, cloth and found objects to create flags and much more.
Instructor: Debbie Gainey.
Personalize Your Plate-3rd-5thgrades ó A clay class that will be fun and lasting because you will have your own personalized cup, plate, bowl and who knows what else.
Instructor: M.T. Sidoli.
July 14-18
Morning classes
It’s OK to be Messy-Ages 4-5 ó Come get creative and messy with paint and paper. Students will explore different art mediums.
Instructor: Debbie L. Hoffman.
A Bug’s Life-1st-2nd grades óStudents will examine pinch, coil and slab building techniques using clay. Create a variety of projects centered on nature and the life of a bug. Bug rattles, bug mugs, garden signs and branch tree pots are just a few of the projects students will make.
Instructor: Beth Gonzales.
Explore Paint!-3rd-5th grades ó Learn about paint and try your hand at different painting techniques. A basic painting class with room for lots of imagination.
Instructor: Jessica Buckwalter.
Afternoon classes
Purr…fect Pet Portraits-1st-2nd grades ó Bring a favorite photograph of your pet to create both expressive and colorful paintings and sculptures of your family’s best friends.
Instructor: Beth Gonzales.
Around the World Clay-3rd-5th grades ó Each day students will visit different countries creating works of art inspired by the country’s culture and history. They will learn various hand-building and throwing techniques while they craft projects, such as King Arthur’s court goblets, Appalachian face jugs, Egyptian pyramid boxes, double-spouted Native American pots, South American Mayan jewelry, and Chinese teacups or Peruvian stirrup cups.
Instructor: Brenda Gariepy.
Portrait and Figure Drawing- 6th-8th grades ó This class will explore the human face and figure. Students will learn how to correctly draw portraits, using a variety of media.
Instructor: Andrea Miller.
July 21-25
Morning classes
Fantasy Art-Ages 4-5Each day will feature a special fantasy … pirates, fairies, magical places, spaceships … imaginations will soar. The week will end with a performance and display of the students’ fantastic creations, along with songs and dance.
Instructor: Debbie L. Hoffman.
Animals, Animals-1st-2nd grades ó Students will discuss animals and their different traits and how to create a 3D image. They will choose a favorite animal and create and paint a paper maché sculpture. At the end of the week, they will use recycled items to create another animal.
Instructor: Teresa Strohl.
Wind Chimes-6th-8th grades ó Students in this class will use various hand tools to create their own unique wind chime, using metal, wire, stones and other materials.
Instructor: M.T. Sidoli.
Afternoon classes
Leaping Literature!-1st-2nd grades ó Bring classic children’s literature to life through this clay adventure. Each day the teacher will read and discuss an age-appropriate classic storybook, such as Dr. Seuss’ “Horton Hears a Who” and Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are.” The students will then respond to the story with specific clay projects while learning basic hand-building techniques, such as pinching, coiling, and slab building.
Instructor: Brenda Gariepy.
Eco-Friendly Art-3rd-5th grades ó Put on your “green shoes” and create art from throw-away items. Learn the three “R’s” ó Recycle. Reuse. Reduce. A musical performance about saving the environment will be presented at the end of the week. The students’ costumes and instruments will be made from recycled materials.
Instructor: Debbie L. Hoffman
Altered Art: Empowering Girls-Image and Identity-7th-12th grades ó July 21-25, 2-4:15 p.m. ó A special class for high school girls in conjunction with the summer gallery exhibitions that pays homage to generations of female artists. Using existing books, boxes, and “found” objects, students will transform and create this personal altered art using a variety of multimedia including: painting, sewing, layering, stamping, calligraphy and photo transferring. Projects will include a collaborative journal, jewelry and wooden shadow boxes. Students are encouraged (but not required) to bring photographs and miscellaneous objects of personal interest to be used in their works of art.
Instructor: Beth Gonzales.
July 28-Aug. 1
Morning classes
Art Explorers-1st-2nd grades ó The rainforest, bat caves, ocean floors, harsh deserts and mountains will provide inspiration as we examine and explore a variety of media. Students will be up to their eyeballs in paint, clay and mixed media as they examine both the world of art and nature.
Instructor: Beth Gonzales.
Monet and Me-3rd-5th grades ó Students will study the paintings of French artist Claude Monet and learn about Impressionism. They will create their own version of an Impressionistic painting.
Instructor: Debbie Gainey.
Beginners Wheel-3rd-5th grades ó An overall introduction to clay for beginners and experienced beginners who wish to work on the potter’s wheel. Students will learn and build on methods used for centering clay, throwing cylinders and bowls. Emphasis on skill building, form, decorating and glazing pots will be part of this class.
Instructor: Brenda Gariepy.
Afternoon classes
Clay Play!-Ages 4-5 ó Have fun in the clay studio making pinch pots, animals and food sculptures. Young students will love this clay class while they learn about basic hand-building and glazing techniques.
Instructor: M.T. Sidoli.
Welcome to the Jungle-3rd-5th grades ó Students will be introduced to the art of artist Henri Rousseau as they begin their study of printmaking, collage and painting. They will use paint, paper, markers and brayers to print found objects, animal-inspired masks and a large-scale mural.
Instructor: Beth Gonzales.
Discovering Ceramics-6th-8th grade ó Students will experiment with coil and slab building techniques as they explore the sculptural possibilities of working with clay. A variety of projects will allow the exploration of 3-D form.
Instructor: Mimi Howard.
Aug. 4-8
Morning classes
August Messy Art-Ages 4-5 óDress for mess while learning the FUNdamentals of art. Painting, printmaking, collage and mixed media will be explored.
Instructor: M.T. Sidoli.
Broadway Bound-1st-2nd grades: Students will learn to create characters, design sets, make costumes and props, and learn about character makeup. Everything comes together with a short performance for families on the last day of class.
Instructor: Debbie L. Hoffman.
Folk Art Pottery-3rd-5th grades ó Students will examine the rich cultural history of North Carolina pottery from the Catawba Valley to Seagrove. The study and application of a variety of hand-building techniques and slip trail glazing techniques will be explored as students create face jugs, chicken whimsies, whistles, and fish bottles.
Instructor: Beth Gonzales.
Afternoon classes
Authors and Illustrators-1st-2nd grades ó This class will feature several authors and how they illustrate their books, including “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak. Students will create their own wild things, as well as other illustrations, using collage, cutting, pasting, crayons and paint.
Instructor: Teresa Strohl.
Here Come the Caterpillars- 1st-2nd grades ó Students will study the works of Eric Carle and create their own unique very hungry caterpillar using paint, paper, collage and more.
Instructor: Debbie Gainey.
Folk Art Pottery-6th-8th grades ó Students will examine the rich cultural history of North Carolina pottery from the Catawba Valley to Seagrove. The study and application of a variety of hand-building techniques and slip trail glazing techniques will be explored as students create face jugs, chicken whimsies, birdhouses and whistles.
Instructor: Beth Gonzales
Aug. 11-15
Morning classes
Be Creative!-Ages 4-5 ó This is a messy and creative class. Use various media to create your own unique projects.
Instructor: Debbie L. Hoffman.
Messing Around with Art-1st-2nd grades ó Get a little more creative with multi-mediaócrayons, paint, clay, collage and paper mache.
Instructor: Debbie Gainey.
Afternoon classes
Clay Play-1st-2nd grades óPlay and learn using different clay techniques, such as coil and slab clay.
Instructor: M.T. Sidoli.
Art, Music and Movement-3rd-5th grades ó Come be the next American Idol. Students will incorporate movements, music and visual art using a variety of art media. They will perform for their families the last day of class.
Instructor: Debbie L. Hoffman.
Discovering Ceramics-6th-8th grade ó Students will experiment with coil and slab building techniques as they explore the sculptural possibilities of working with clay. A variety of projects will allow the exploration of 3-D form.
Instructor: Mimi Howard.
Summer ARTventures Exhibition at Waterworks: Aug. 25-30, second floor. Each student is invited to exhibit one piece of artwork (per class) in this week-long exhibition. Submission guidelines will be handed out during the class sessions.
Scholarships are available. For information and/or application, please contact WVAC: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 704-636-1882, or visit
McGill Music Studios Arts Adventures
608 Catawba Road, Salisbury, 704-637-6719
Summer camps
Focusing on creative fun in the arts.
* The High School Musical óA fully choreographed concert version of all the hit tunes. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., June 16-20, Milford Hills Methodist Church.
* Craftsó Creative techniques with jewelry, beads, paper mache pets, purses. 4-6 p.m., June 30-July 4.
* Cuisine art ó Artistic kid concoctions in the kitchen. Healthy cupcakes, brownies, salads with an emphasis on chemistry and fun. 4-6 p.m., July 14-18.
* Sewing ó Beginning instruction in measuring, cutting, hand-stitching, sewing, constructing finished garments. 4-6 p.m., June 23-27.
* Wearable Arts ó Create artistic duds by painting your skirt, embroidering your jeans, cross-stitch a hair bow, bejewel some accessories, craft a purse… wearable art. 4-6 p.m., Aug. 11-15.
Children between the ages of 6-13 will be accepted. Classes are limited to 10 campers. Individual attention will focus on developing the child’s natural talents and skills.Cost: $150 per session- Includes instruction, materials and refreshments.
itoon studio-The Kid’s Cartoon Academy
433 Eastwood Drive
This summer the Animation Studio engages kids 8 to 12 in clay animation workshops. In the claymation studio, the kids will learn the basics of building clay characters; explore stop motion animation; create and share original stories; and use computer technology to film an original short movie.
Jackie Black, a veteran art teacher in the Rowan/Salisbury schools leads the group in her private animation studio.
The cost for each child to participate is $125 and includes all supplies. There is also a $20 non- refundable registration fee.
Classes are small, so register early.
All classes meet 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The schedule of classes is as follows:
Session 1 June 23-27, ages 8-10
Session 2 July 7-11, ages 10-12
Session 3 July 13-18, ages 8-10
Session 4 July 21-25, ages 10-12
Session 5 July 28-Aug. 1, ages 8-10
Session 6 Aug. 4-8, ages 10-12
Steppin’ Out Dance Company
1401 S. Salisbury Ave, Spencer.
Steppin’ Out Dance Company will offer several mini dance camps this summer for ages 2 through adult. Dates for the camps are June 16-25, July 7-16 and July 28-Aug. 6. Students may attend class once or twice per week. The prices listed are for one time/week (or six total classes) and two times/week (or 12 total classes).
Age 2ńKindertots. Monday, 4-4:30 p.m. and Wednesday, 5-5:30 p.m., $50/$80.
Ages 3 and 4ńKinderdance. Monday, 4:45-5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m. $65/$110.
Ages 5-8ńMovin’ and Groovin’. Monday and Wednesday, 5:45-6:30 p.m. $65/$110.
Ages 6-9-Clogging. Monday and Wednesday, 5:45-6 p.m. $65/$110.
Ages 10-14-Clogging. Monday and Wednesday, 6:15-7 p.m. $65/$110.
Ages 6-10ńJunior Jazzercise Camp. Week-long camp, Monday through Friday, June 23-27 and July 14-18. 9 a.m.-noon. $125 for the week.
AdultsńBasic Beginner Ballroom. Class meets on Monday and Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. Learn the basics of waltz, cha cha, swing, salsa, foxtrot and rumba. $125/couple one time per week or $220 two times per week; $75/single one time per week or $120 two times per week.
Salisbury School of Music ‘Summer Band Tune-Up’
Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Salisbury. 704-633-8188.Don’t leave your instrument in the case this summer, bring it to Salisbury School of Music.
All middle and high school band students welcome.
Two hours a day, three days a week, Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday.
Rising 7th and 8th graders: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Rising 9th-12th graders: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Featuring special guest performers and band directors.
Tuition is $ 30 per week, with a $10 registration fee for non-SSM students.
Piedmont Players Theatre Summer Drama Camps
Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., Salisbury. 704-633-5471.
Drama Camps will provide students the opportunity to strengthen acting skills and be a part of a mini-production.
Musical Camps will allow students to experience all aspects of musical theater from choreography to costuming.
Camps are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost is $100/week for each camper. This includes a $25 non-refundable deposit due at sign-up. The cost is $90/week for 2007-08 PPT members.
Elementary School Drama Camp: June 16-20 or July 7-11.
Elementary School Musical Camp: Aug. 11-15.
Middle School Drama Camp: Aug. 4-8.
Middle School Musical Camp: June 23-27.
High School Drama Camp: July 14-18.
2324 S. Main St., Salisbury, 704-638-0075.Call to register between hours of 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 2-6 p.m. Sunday.
Kidsports offers day camps for children ages 2 to 15. The programs include organized themes each week.
Each camper will receive a Kidsports T-shirt to wear on field trips. You may drop your camper off as early as 7 a.m. and pick them up as late as 6 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are provided.
Prices vary according to number of weeks attending and number of days per week. There is an $8 discount per week if a child attends eight or more weeks.
* WeeSport Camps ó Ages 2-5. Camp hours: 8:30 a.m.- noon. Campers may choose a two, three or five day program. Two-day program is $40; three-day is $45; five-day is $60.
Weekly themes: May 27-30: “Fairytale Forest”; June 2-6: “Ocean Commotion”; June 9-13: “Animal Action”; June 16-20: “Musical Journey”; June 23-27: “The Lost World”; June 30-July 4: “Celebrate the USA”; July 7-11: “Show Biz”; July 14-18: “Intro to Sports”; July 21-25: “Little Professor”; July 28-Aug.1: “Far Away Places”; Aug.4-8, “Birds, Bugs, Butterflies”; Aug. 11-15, “My Wonderful World”; Aug.18-22, “Me and My Alphabet.”n Sports Camps ó For ages 5-13. Age groupings 5-7, 8-10, and 11-13. Offered for all ability levels. Full or half-day camps offered. Half-day is $65 (either from 7 a.m. to noon or 1 to 6 p.m.); two-day program is $60; five-day is $90. There is no three-day program available.
June 9-13: Soccer
June 16-20: Football/Cheer
June 23-27: Volleyball
June 30-July 4: Basketball
July 7-11: Tennis
July 14-18: Hockey
July 21-25: Soccer
July 28-Aug.1: Football/ Cheer
Aug.4-8: Volleyball
Aug.11-15: Basketball
Aug. 18-22: Hockey
* Baseball Camps ó For ages 5-13. Age groupings 5-7, 8-10 and 11-13. Offered for all ability levels. Full or half-day camps offered. Half-day is $65; two-day is $60; three-day is $70; Five-day is $90.
June 9-13: Pitching/CatchingJ
une 16-20: Hitting
June 23-27: Baseball
July 7-11: Pitching/Catching
July 14-18: Hitting
July 21-25: Baseball
July 28-Aug. 1: Pitching/ Catching
Aug.4-8: Hitting
Aug.11-15: Baseball
* Champ Camps ó For ages 5-13. Full-day camps, 7 a.m to 6 p.m and half-day camps, 7 a.m to noon or 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Half-day is $65; two-day is $60; three-day is $70; five-day is $90.
June 9-13: Fun & Friendship
June 16-20: KIDSPORTS Challenge
June 23-27: Pokemon Jewelry
June 30-July 4: Celebrate the USA
July 7-11: Obstacle Course
July 14-18: Sports Spectacular
July 21-25: Science Mania
July 28-Aug. 1: Cinematic Treasures
Aug.4-8: KIDSPORTS Olympics
Aug. 11-15: Rock n’ Roll Rampage
Aug. 18-22: Wet n’ Wild
* Specialty Camps ó For ages 5-13. Full five-day program only for $ 105.
June 9-13: Martial Arts
June 16-20: Art
June 23-27: Golf
June 30-July 4 : Adventure
July 7-11: Art
July 14-18: Martial Arts
July 21-25: Adventure
July 28- Aug. 1: Golf
Aug.4-8: Art
Aug.11-15: Martial Arts
Aug.18-22: Adventure
There is an additional fee of $15 for specialty camps.
* Academic Camps ó Located at Salisbury Academy. Half-day only, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for $75. Transportation is available from Academic Camp into afternoon activity at one of the other Kidsports Camps.
June 16-20: Music Camp for 7-10 year olds
July 7-11: Drama Camp for Middle and High Schoolers and Ocean Explorers Camp for 5- to 12-year-olds.
July 14-18: Animal Experts for 5- to 12-year-olds
July 21-25: Music Camp for 11- to 14-year-olds and Survivor Camp for 5- to 12-year-olds
Aug. 4-8: Drama Camp for Middle & High Schoolers
Bobby Jackson Basketball Camp and League
July 20-24. Ages 7-18. Hall’s Gymnasium and Salisbury High School.
Day campers should register on Sunday, July 20, between 3:30-5:30 p.m. Late registration will be Monday morning between 8-9:30 a.m.
On Monday-Thursday, campers are to arrive between 8:30-9 a.m. and be picked up at 4 p.m., unless the newsletter instructs otherwise.
Lunch is provided Monday-Thursday. Bring basketball shoes, socks, shorts, towels and a swimsuit each day.
For more information, contact either Andrew Mitchell at 704-267-1122 or Amy D. Linder at 704-267-4275.
The Bobby Jackson League is having registration May 17, 10 a.m-2 p.m. at Livingstone College for a summer league.
Cost is $50, first come, first-served. Age groups are rising seventh- and eighth-graders and rising ninth-12th graders. Games will be played at the new Trent Gymnasium at Livingstone or at Salisbury High School.
In addition to instruction in basketball there will be seminars on gang prevention, SAT preparation, community service, job readiness, nutrition, etiquette and more.
Girls draft day is May 29 at 6 p.m.; junior high and high school boys draft is May 31.
For more information, visit or call 704-267-1122, 980-234-8044 or 704-433-2197.
Rowan Museum 10th annual History Camp
202 N. Main St., Salisbury.
The Rowan Museum is offering its 10th annual Summer History Camp for students in rising third through fifth grades (elementary sessions), and rising sixth through eighth grades (middle school session).
These weeks will provide an insight into Rowan’s history. Hands-on activities will provide a stimulating 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 many other local historic sites. Campers will participate in activities that will include book making, journal keeping and 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 and butter making, gardening and many other activities, as well as early children’s games and folk music.
Middle school students will be involved in many advanced activities stemming from those mentioned above, including making gourd bird houses, basket weaving, and making period clothing, putting together a historical skit, archaeological dig, following the History and Art Trail 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. The camp fee for each camper will be $130 ($110 for museum members). Refreshments will be provided mid-morning. Campers should bring their lunch every day. Camp hours are 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
As a result of the camp, the museum gleans potential young volunteers, especially for special events at historic sites.
* Elementary session I: June 23-27 (rising 3rd-5th grades)
* Elementary session II: July 7-July 11 (rising 3rd-5th grades)
* Elementary session III: Aug. 4-8 (rising 3rd-5th grades)
* Middle School session: July 21-25 (rising 6th-8th grades)
A limited number of scholarships are available.
RCCC Summer Adventures Camp
The Early Childhood Center at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, North Campus.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has an answer to a question on many parents’ minds: “What are we going to do with the kids this summer?”
RCCC invites school-aged children who have completed kindergarten through fourth grade to participate in the college’s Summer Adventures Camp.
The camp begins June 16 and continues through Aug. 15 on RCCC’s North Campus in Salisbury. The all-day, summer-long camp hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Summer Adventures Camp will offer children a summer full of fun and learning opportunities, including creative art and music programs, computer labs, outdoor and indoor games, on-campus field trips, nature trail activities, guest speakers and a variety of exploration activities.
Fee: Camp fees are $85 a week. A $25 registration fee is required to enroll. This is a summer-long camp with no part-time schedule or fees. Campers are asked to bring a bag lunch each day. Snacks will be provided. Enrollment space is limited.
For Summer Adventures Camp details, contact Carolyn Arey, director of the RCCC Early Childhood Center, at 704-216-3730.
The Arc/Rowan Summer Day Program
Dates are June 23-Aug. 7.
The Arc/Rowan Summer Day Program provides a secure, positive environment that meets the physical, social, emotional and educational needs of children ages 5-21 years of age with developmental disabilities. It also provides support for families by offering a quality program.
The Arc/Rowan Summer Day Program is a seven-week program that operates Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The program offers training in self-help skills, academics, personal and social skills, sensory development, communication skills and gross/fine motor skills.
Daily activities include a variety of educational and social experiences for children according to their needs established in their IEP or IFSP. These activities include indoor and outdoor activities and weekly field trips planned as part of the curriculum.
The Summer Day Program has a staff that has experience serving children with developmental disabilities. Many are teachers in the Rowan/Salisbury School System and Rowan County Headstart. As teachers in the school system some of the staff also have the opportunity to work with the students during the school year in the classroom.
A minimum of two staff members provide care and maintain constant supervision of the students in each classroom. We adhere to a staff/child ratio of 1:5. Staff members are trained in Basic First Aid, CPR and seizure management.
The Arc/Rowan Summer Day Program is licensed and approved according to standards established by the North Carolina Child Day Care Licensing Division and the Division of Mental Health/Mental Retardation/ Substance Abuse Services. The program is reviewed and evaluated annually.
Application procedure and eligibility: The program serves children ages 5-21 who are currently served by the public school system.
To enroll a child in the program, contact The Arc/Rowan at 704-637-1521 as soon as possible and inquire about an application.
Check the Web site for additional information:
Saving Grace Farm
Saving Grace Farm is sharing its equine friends with the community this summer. Flexible schedules and activities appropriate for all ages and abilities are offered. The philosophy of “Awareness, relationship, and connection” is applied to exercises that provide educational and fun character building skills.
Please call to find out what our horses can teach you this summer.
Rowan Public Library Headquarters,
201 W. Fisher St. Salisbury,
South Branch,
920 Kimball Road,
China Grove,
East Branch,
110 Broad St.,
Rowan Public Library Children’s Summer Reading Program is “Catch the Reading Bug!”
Registration begins at all branches on May 19.
Kick-off at all branches is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 14.
– The following programs will be held the weeks of June 16-July 7:
Babies (12-24 months) at Headquarters on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., and at South Branch on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Toddlers (24-36 months) at all locations at 10:30 a.m.: Headquarters on Thursdays, South on Wednesdays, and East on Tuesdays.
– The following programs will be held the weeks of June 16-July 28.
Preschoolers (3-5 years old)
School age (kindergartenń fifth grade)
The school age programs feature special guests during these weeks:
Week of June 16 ó Rags to Riches, the popular theatre troupe;
Week of June 23 ó Nationally renowned storyteller Willie Claflin;
Week of June 30 ó Captain Jim, a real pirate;
Week of July 7 ó Flow Circus, a one-man bundle of energetic talent;
Week of July 14 ó Ro and Lo “Dazed and Confused;”
Week of July 21 ó Cute-as-a-Bug Marian Lytle;
Week of July 28 ó Homespun Storyteller Ron Gulledge.
– School age programs are according to the following schedule:
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., South Branch;
Tuesdays at 2 p.m., Headquarters;
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., East Branch.
Metamorphosis Teen Summer Reading Program: Rowan Public Library also has “Metamorphosis” the Teen Summer Reading Program for teens ages 12-18, from 5:30-7 p.m., starting June 23.
June 23-26: Metamorphosis Digital Photography Illusions;
June 30-July 3: Bug Rap a Book;
July 7-10: Dan Nicholas Creatures Come Alive;
July 14-17: Comic Book Creations;
July 21-24: Your Fashionable Transformation
Metamorphosis meets Mondays at South Branch,Tuesdays at East Branch and Thursdays at the Headquarters.
July 31ńThe summer concludes with a Monarch Cookout at South Branch with free food, games, big raffle, water balloons and a band.
Carolina Lily
1375 Kern Carlton Road, Salisbury. 704-639-0033. Ladybug Ball ó 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 28. Crafts, dancing, just plain fun. Ages 3 and up.
* Gorgeous Grandma Day ó 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26. Nominate your grandma-gorgeous inside and out-for a special picnic in honor of grandmas
Call/e-mail for reservations and details.
SUCCESS Summer Camp
Drop off and pick up at the East Spencer Fire Annex Building, 207 S. Long St.
Camp director: Beverly Kerr, 704-639-7579
Director of operations: Adrian Smith, 704-636-7111
Camp hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. All campers must arrive by 5 p.m.
The SUCCESS Summer Camp provides a fun, safe environment for your child. Campers experience great camp fun while developing computer skills, leadership, independence and good moral character. Each week is packed with activities including swimming at Royal Giants Park, computer training, educational enrichment, games, playground, recreation, field trips, arts and crafts and multi-cultural sessions.
Youth ages 6-16 are eligible and there is a $25 non-refundable registration fee per participant. East Spencer residents pay only $70 per week while non-residents pay $80 per week. Please note that registration and payment guarantees your child has a spot and space is limited to approximately 30 students.
The SUCCESS Summer Camp begins Wednesday, June 11 and ends Friday, Aug. 22. Early registration will be open through May 15 at the Town of East Spencer Municipal Building located at 105 S. Long St.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge, except no breakfast or lunch for the first or last week of camp.