By Special to the Daily World
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