City Outlines Summer Programming For Youth

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    The City of Atlanta Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs have quality programs and events scheduled this summer for the city’s youth.

    2011 CHASTAIN ARTS CAMP ‘ART A LA CARTE’

    The Chastain Arts Center offers a camp that encourages artistic expression and gives children an experience filled with creative energy, art education and fun. Summer Camp begins June 6 and runs through Aug. 12. Classes range from “Mommy and Me” classes to art intensive weeklong camps for teenagers.

    The program runs on a week-to-week registration basis, which means that you are able to coordinate your summer schedule around family vacations and summer outings.

    Each week explores a different discipline through two- and  three-dimensional projects in a variety of media including clay, drawing, painting, sculpture and architecture.     Along with the visual arts, all age groups will enjoy performance art such as yoga, acting and improvisation. The arts center also announced three scholarships for campers to attend the summer camp through the generosity of Binders Art Supply.

    CAMP BEST FRIENDS 2011

    Camp Best Friends has been serving families throughout metro Atlanta for 30 years. The City of Atlanta’s Office of Recreation will host the 2011 Camp Best Friends program for more than 2,500 children ages 5 to 16 years old. There will be eight specialty camps, 12 day camps, two traditional teen camps and one music camp.

    The camp season runs through July 22, and the extended camp will be available from July 25 to Aug. 5 at three locations. Camp Hours are Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. There is no camp Monday, July 4. All Camp Best Friends locations will offer arts and crafts, creative writing, drama, dance, swim lessons, Big Thinkers Science Exploration, and golf lessons.

    2011 SUMMER PROGRAMMING

    The 2011 sites include: Adams Park, 404-756-1828 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            404-756-1828      end_of_the_skype_highlighting; Adamsville, 404-505-3181 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            404-505-3181      end_of_the_skype_highlighting; Ben Hill, 404-346-5891 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            404-346-5891      end_of_the_skype_highlighting; Bessie Branham, 404-371-5010 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            404-371-5010      end_of_the_skype_highlighting; Dunbar, 404-658-7117 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            404-658-7117      end_of_the_skype_highlighting; Grant Park, 404-624-0697 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            404-624-0697      end_of_the_skype_highlighting; Grove Park, 404-799-2342 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            404-799-2342      end_of_the_skype_highlighting; M.L. King Jr., 404-658-1149 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            404-658-1149      end_of_the_skype_highlighting; Morningside, 404-881-0174 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            404-881-0174      end_of_the_skype_highlighting; Peachtree Hills, 404-237-2756 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            404-237-2756      end_of_the_skype_highlighting; Pittman, 404-215-2824 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            404-215-2824      end_of_the_skype_highlighting; and  Rosel Fann, 404-624-0772 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            404-624-0772      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

    CAMP BEST FRIENDS SPECIALTY CAMPS

    The specialty camps are age- specific. Please note: All campers must be interviewed. They

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