Ideas to keep kids active during the summer

  • Friday, June 1, 2012

  • Updated Friday, June 1, 2012 12:09 pm





By Chris Sokoloski

csokoloski@gtowntimes.com



Summer time is fun time for Georgetown County kids, but that doesn't mean they have to stop learning.

There are a plethora of summer camps, including educational, arts, sports, of just plain fun.

Here are some of the options:



Arts



* Camp Brookgreen: Hosted by Janice Mauro for rising eighth- and ninth-graders, June 18-19; Hosted by Diane Turnley for rising sixth- and seventh-graders, July 5-6. $95 members; $115 non-members. For more information call 843-235-6049.



Education



* Waccamaw Aerospace Education: Space Cities, for rising third- and fourth-graders, July 9-12, 8:30 a.m. to noon, $90; Level I, for rising fifth- and sixth-graders or students who have completed Space Cities, July 9-12, 12:30-4:30 p.m., $95; Space Encyclopedia, for rising sixth-graders or students who have completed previous sessions, $65. Waccamaw Elementary School. For more information call 843-237-4233.

* Camp Brookgreen: With an emphasis on animals. For rising second- and third-graders, June 11-15, 18-22 and 25-29; for rising fourth- and fifth-graders, July 9-13 and 16-20; $160 for members; $185 for non-members. For more information call 843-235-6049.

* Hobcaw Barony nature camp: For rising second- through fifth-graders. June 6-8, June 13-15, June 20-22, June 27-29 and July 11-13. $65. Call 843-546-4623 to register.

* Lowcountry Prep School: June 4, Imagi-Nation Art, Board Game Bonaza; June 11, Under the Sea, Ocean Journey, Building/Legos; June 18, Pirates and Princesses, Drama, Mythology; June 25, Nature Around Us, Explore the Outdoors, Wonders of the World; July 2, Red, White and Blue, Creative Writing; July 9, Magic School Bus, Traveling Magic Bus; July 16, Travel; July 23, ABCs and 123s, Library, Community Service; Anmals, Literary, Computers. For rising kindergarteners through fifth-graders. Half-day camps $60/$65; full days camps $110/$130. For more information call 843-237-4147 or go to www.lowcountryprep.org.

* Sizzlin' Science: Mondays through Fridays, June 4-July 27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Beck Recreation Center. $45. Call 843-545-3333 for more information. Register online at www.georgetowncountysc.org or at a local recreation center.



General



* Nick at Nite: For rising first- through five-graders. July 25-27, 6-8 p.m., Pawleys Island Community Church. Free. For more information call 843-237-4449 or go to www.picc.ws.

* YMCA: Mondays through Fridays, June 4-Aug. 10, 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Waccamaw and Kensington elementary schools. $35 registration fee. Members $80/$75 per week; non-members $100/$95 per week. For more information call 843-545-9622 or go to www.coastalcarolinaymca.org.



Sports



* Carvers Bay basketball: For girls and boys ages 5-15. June 4-7, ages 5-8, 9 a.m. to noon, $40; ages 9-15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $50. Carvers Bay High School. For more information call 843-558-6920.

* Challenger British soccer: One to six hours per for kids ages 3-18. June 11-15 or July 16-20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Georgetown County YMCA. $79-$180. For information call 843-545-9622 or go to www.challengersports.com

* Coastal Chevrolet Kickin' Grass Soccer: For ages 4-15. June 18-22 at Beck Recreation Center or June 25-29 Waccamaw Elementary School, 9 a.m. to noon or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $30 or $40 for half-day; $60 for full day. Call Tom at 843-545-3111 or Matthew at 843-264-5131 for information.

* Georgetown High Youth Football: For ages 8-11 in Georgetown elementary or middle schools. June 18-19, 8-11 a.m., Georgetown High School. Call 843-545-3275 for more information. Register online at www.georgetowncountysc.org or at a local recreation center.

* Lady Warriors softball: For rising fourth- through eighth-graders. Hosted by coach Scott Streiffert. June 4, 9:30 a.m. - noon and 6-8:30 p.m., June 5-7, 6-8:30 p.m. $75. Registration forms available at Waccamaw Intermediate and high schools.

* Warriors baseball: For ages 9-12. Hosted by coach Jeff Gregory. June 4-7, 9 a.m. to noon, Waccamaw High School. $35. Call 843-545-3333 for more information. Register online at www.georgetowncountysc.org or at a local recreation center.

* Warriors basketball: For rising third- through seventh-graders. June 4-7, 9 a.m. to noon, Waccamaw Elementary School. $75. Registration forms available at Waccamaw High and Elementary schools.

* Warriors football: For ages 7-13. Hosted by coach Tyronne Davis. June 11-13, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Waccamaw High School. $10. Call 843-545-3333 for more information. Register online at www.georgetowncountysc.org or at a local recreation center.

* Warriors volleyball: For kids 8-12. Hosted by coach Jill Schoen. June 25-28, 10 a.m. to noon, Waccamaw High School. $25. Call 843-545-3333 for more information. Register online at www.georgetowncountysc.org or at a local recreation center.





Vacation Bible school



Georgetown County has approximately 150 churches, many of which host summer Bible camps.

Contact your local church for information.

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