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Choose Your Own Adventure: Summer Camps for Kids

05/04/2016 01:38PM ● Published by Jennifer Gonzalez

By: Erin Pesut




Omega Gymnastics


            This camp will teach your child the fundamentals of gymnastics. Grouped according to age and skill, the campers will rotate to a minimum of four pieces of equipment everyday for gymnastic instruction. This camp is full of plenty of other fun-filled activities, which may include swimming, bowling and skating.


The Little Gym of Fayetteville


            For ages three to eight or six to twelve year olds, these camps provide the perfect way for young children to burn energy, build flexibility and develop balance. With plenty of learning and active thinking, these camps nurture problem-solving abilities and creative expression.


Countryside Gymnastics


            Half and full day gymnastics camps will be held at this North Fayetteville gym throughout the summer. Tumble, balance and swing from the uneven bars at this full service gymnastic complex. Check out their website for dates, times and more information.


Fayetteville State University Summer Sports Camps


            Fayetteville State University will be holding youth football, basketball, volleyball and cheerleading camps throughout the summer. Please visit their website for dates, times and more information.


Methodist University Summer Camps


            Methodist University hosts a variety of athletic camps including baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, cross country and volleyball. Music, leadership and science camps are also available.


Creative & Performing Arts


Cape Fear Regional Theatre


            During each of their two week Traditional Drama Camps (ages 8-15) and their one week Kids Drama Camps (ages 6-8), students spend days studying acting, music and dance techniques in preparation for a fully produced musical performance. In addition to classes and rehearsals, students take part in theatre games and group activities to build self-confidence and teamwork. The shows this summer are James and the Giant Peach and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.


Gilbert Theatre


            Students ages 6-17 can attend one or both weeks of the camp. Students will enjoy a diverse week of Improvisation, Comedy, Acting and Movement Classes. The camp week ends with a showcase of the work for friends and family.


Cape Fear Studios & Gallery


            Check out Cape Fear Studios’ summer camp list online. They will be offering classes with a theme of “Flashback to the 1960’s,” Hand Building Pottery and Two Dimensional Mediums. Check the website for the registration form to mail back to Cape Fear Studios.


Snyder Baptist Summer Camp & Music Academy


            Snyder Memorial Baptist Church will have a day camp throughout the summer with the option of also taking music classes at their renowned music academy. Please visit their website for month-to-month offerings and for more information.


Dance Performance Camps


Alpha and Omega Dance Academy


Angelic Arts School of Dance


Local dance schools offer lessons in ballet, tap, contemporary, hip-hop and others.


Day Camps


YMCA of the Sandhills


            Camps are for ages 3 to 13 years old and allow children to explore, learn and grow. Campers will enjoy sports, play and the arts while they develop character and confidence. Whether it is learning for your little one or an All-American day camp for your adventurous youngster, there are all kinds of options for some summertime fun.




Fayetteville Academy Summer Odyssey


            Summer Odyssey offers a variety of fun and educational summer classes and camps, all of which have a small class size and will “foster creativity and a love of learning.” This year camps range from American Girl to Duct Tape Engineering, Superheroes to Creative Writing Camps. For more information and a complete listing please refer to their website.


Summerscapes at Fayetteville Technical Community College


            Fayetteville Technical Community College offers a variety of summer day camps including, but not limited to creative writing, forensics, teen yoga, Photoshop and a class on roadside survival which educates teens on what to do if the engine in their car overheats or they get stuck with a flat tire. 




Camp Dixie


            This non-profit camp is located just south of Fayetteville in the Sandhills of North Carolina. Set on a small lake, Camp Dixie provides lodging and an abundance of recreational opportunities. This year their theme is “Vital Signs” and camp will be lived out against a medical background. Camp Dixie has all the “essential” parts of camp: deep friendships, shared laughter, time spent in nature, team spirit, new adventures and Bible study and prayer. 






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