City Outlines Summer Programming For Youth

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    include: Adams Park — Basketball (ages 9- 17) 404-756-1828 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            404-756-1828      end_of_the_skype_highlighting; Grant Park – Athletic Camp (ages 7-12) 404-624-0697 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            404-624-0697      end_of_the_skype_highlighting; Gilbert House — Cultural Experience (ages 5-12) 404-766-9049 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            404-766-9049      end_of_the_skype_highlighting; Butler Park – Seniors Camp (ages 50 and Up) 404-658-6034 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            404-658-6034      end_of_the_skype_highlighting; and Coan Park — Therapeutics (ages 6 – 21) 404-371-5008 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            404-371-5008      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

    Also, Langford Park — Cheer Camp — (ages 5-14) 678-887-1986 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            678-887-1986      end_of_the_skype_highlighting; Lake Allatoona — Residential Camp (ages 8-12) 404-392-3366 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            404-392-3366      end_of_the_skype_highlighting; and Washington Park Camp — Tennis and Swim — (ages 5-12) 404-658-1436 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            404-658-1436      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

    CAMP BEST FRIENDS TEEN CAMPS

    Teen camps include: Rosel Fann — 404-624-0772 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            404-624-0772      end_of_the_skype_highlighting and Ben Hill — 404-346-5891 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            404-346-5891      end_of_the_skype_highlighting. In collaboration with the Atlanta Music Project, The Gilbert House will offer Camp Best Friends. Music instruction will be offered Monday through Thursday. Fridays will be set aside for field trips and recreational activities. This is the only Camp Best Friends site offering a music curriculum.

    OUTDOOR POOLS

    Last week marked the opening of the city’s outdoor pools and the city’s first spray ground.

    The operating hours and days for the pools will vary. Daily rates are $4 for adults and $2 for children and senior citizens. Children under 5 are free.

    The following pools are open: Anderson Park, Candler Park, Dunbar Park, Grant Park, Pittman Park, Powell (Mozley) Park and Thomasville.

    Community Operated facilities include: Chastain, Garden Hills, Piedmont, and Center Hill Park Spray ground.

    CULTURAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

    In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the city is hosting events during the weekend of July 15-16 at Grant Park. There will be a Movies in the Park Program showing of “Glory”  featuring Denzel Washington that will start at dusk on July 15.

    The movie showing is free and open to the public. There will be a “Back to the Civil War” youth festival from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on July 16 near the Atlanta Cyclorama.

    ARTSCOOL RETURNS

    ArtSCool offers two summer arts programs at the following locations Clark Atlanta University, Southbend and JD Sims Cultural Centers.

    In conjunction with the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency, ArtSCool will offer summer employment to teens who show an interest in mixed media and digital photography.

    The program will be facilitated by local professional artists. The ArtSCool Collegians will offer Atlanta Public School students film, drawing, painting/print making and music. The ArtSCool curriculum will also be offered at various locations throughout the city.

    A summer mural program will be implemented at Camp Best Friends where campers will design a mural at selected recreation centers.

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