Finding fun and entertaining activities for your child this summer can be a challenge! We’ve compiled a list of area summer camps and care around Bowling Green, KY and the surrounding area to give you ideas on things to sign them up to do!
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ACADEMIC SUMMER FUN
The Summer Camp, July 15-19, 9am-2pm, WKU, 1st-4th grade. Math, science, art & theatre. $300. www.wku.edu/gifted
Summer Camp for Academically Talented Students (6th- 8th grade), WKU. Jun. 9-21, 2013. Class offerings in a wide range of topics from humanities to math & science. $1,800 residential (includes all activities, meals, housing), $900 non-residential (includes activities, weekday lunches, dinner and dance on last Thursday). First come, first serve. www.wku.edu/gifted
Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth (7th-10th grade), WKU. Jun. 23-Jul. 13, 2013. In-depth study of one topic. $2,400 (includes all activities, meals and housing). www.wku.edu/gifted
ARTISTIC SUMMER FUN
Summer Camps 2013 at Art Matters- Weekly based sessions with professional grade materials. Offering sessions in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and so much more. There will be fun, music, games, books and water play. Art Matters offers small groups and individual attention. See camp descriptions and sign up at www.artmatterscommunitystudiogallery.com or call Teresa at 270-781-0361.
BG OnStage- TRIPLE THREAT SUMMER CAMP
Directed by: Elise Iannuzzi
June 17 – 21 Ages 8 – 18 9am – 5pm
Sing, dance and act your way towards being a TRIPLE THREAT!
Visit bgonstage.org or call 270-779-2185 for more info.
Dance Arts Dance Camp, June 17-21, 9am-5pm (early drop off 8am, late pick up 6pm), Register at the studio May 13-14 or call 270-842-6811.
Expressions Performing/Visual Arts
Xclaim! Unique Performances for Youth - Musical theatre classes (acting, dance & voice), summer camps (Acting June 3-7 and Musical Theatre June 10-14), summer youth musical The Wizard of Oz. Executive Director: Christopher H. Cherry, (502) 708-5739, email@example.com.
Ky Library & Museum Summer Day Camps (ages 6-14, varies by camp)
SKyPAC Youth Theater Summer Camp Four week-long camps June 10-15, 17-21, 24-28, or July 8-13 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Missoula Children’s Theater will lead participants in a full-length production with core theater and visual art workshops. www.theskypac.com/education
July 22-26, 2013
String Explosion! is a week-long day camp for violin, viola, cello and double bass students ages five and up. The camp will be held in the Music Rehearsal Hall on the campus of Western Kentucky University. A minimum of one year of lessons or playing experience is required for students. The camp focuses on orchestra and chamber music for violin, viola, cello and double bass students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Students will be divided into orchestras based on age and skill level. They will gain skills and improve their playing through a variety of activities including string orchestra, sectionals, group classes and outdoor games. Registration Deadline: July 8
Location: WKU Music Rehearsal Hall
Camp Coordinator: Ms. Sarah Berry, WKU music professional-in-residence
For more information, visit www.wku.edu/info/strings
Sunburst Youth Theatre’s Shakespeare Day Camp 2013, June 3-14, Public Theatre of Kentucky, Ages 7-14, $85/week, 270-781-6233, www.ptkbg.org Students do scenic painting, sound, lighting, costuming and act in a play while building confidence, learning teamwork, exercising creativity, and having fun!
VSA Arts of Kentucky Summer Arts Classes
ATHLETIC SUMMER FUN
Bowling Green High School Cheerleading Camp
Bowling Green Purples Basketball Camp (K-9th grade)
Bowling Green High School Purples Football Camp
Crossfit Old School Kids Camp
Future Topper Camp
Greenwood Co-ed Soccer Camp
Greenwood Volleyball Camp
Hershey’s Track and Field Meet
Hilltopper Soccer Academy
Lady Purples Basketball Camp (grades 3-6)
Purples Soccer Camp
Rich Pond Baptist Church Sports Camp VBS, June 23-27, age 3 – 6th grade, 6-8:30pm. Register at www.richpond.org. 270-842-2593
SKY Soccer Half Day Camp (U10-U12 – July 22-25; U4-U8 – July 29-August 1) is for boys and girls, ages 3-11, and will focus on the basic techniques of soccer, such as dribbling, passing and receiving, and shooting. Players will learn these skills through individual instruction and small-sided games, all in a fun-filled environment! All players will be grouped by both age and skill level. $95 per player. U4-U8 8:30am-10:30am; U10-U12 8:30am-11:30am. www.skysoccer.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 270-846-1010.
SKY Soccer Middle School Friday Nights (June 7, 14, 21, 28) are for boys and girls entering into 6th-8th grade in the fall of 2013. We will play an 11v11 game every Friday night in June. There will be a qualified SKY coach at every game to provide instruction. These games are open to all, even if they do not currently play for SKY. Games begin at 6pm every night. $40 per player. www.skysoccer.org, email@example.com, 270-846-1010.
SKY Soccer Summer Showdown (June 8-July 18, Tuesday or Thursday nights except July 1-5) are full –sided games for boys and girls, ages U8-U13. Games will either be on Tuesday or Thursday night, and there will be a qualified SKY coach at every game to provide instruction. These games are open to select and recreational players, and players will be grouped by age and skill level. Games will begin the week of June 8th and will go for 5 weeks, skipping the week of July 1st. Each player is guaranteed at least 5 games. $50 per player. Game begins at approximately 6pm every night. www.skysoccer.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 270-846-1010.
SKY Soccer Girls’ and Boys’ Strikers and Keepers Clinic (July 12-13) is for girls and boys, ages 8-13, and is for all position players, but the primary focus will be on attacking in the final third (for Strikers) and defending in the final third (for Keepers). Topics of attacking will include: crossing, finishing out of the air and on the ground, shooting from distance, and composure in the 18 yard box. Topics of goalkeeping will include: handling crosses, shot-stopping, diving technique, angles, and organization of defense. $60 per player. 6-8pm Friday, 8:30-10:30am and 12:30-2:30pm Saturday. www.skysoccer.org, email@example.com, 270-846-1010.
SKY Soccer Competitive Pre Season Training Camp (July 29-August 1) is for fall boys and girls select team players only. The purpose of this pre-season camp is to prepare all select players for the upcoming season and establish good training habits that might have been lost over summer break. We will focus on the repetition of various techniques and practice these skills throughout both small sided and full sided games. $95 per player. 6-8pm. www.skysoccer.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 270-846-1010.
Summer Tennis Camp (ages 6-11 or 12-16)
Upward Sports Camps (K-6th grade)
Warren Central High School girls Basketball Camp
Warren Central High School Lil’ Lady Dragon Player Development Volleyball Camp,
WKU Baseball Camps
WKU Lady Topper Basketball Camp
WKU Volleyball Camps
Warren East Baseball Camp
WKU Lady Topper Basketball
WKU Soccer Team Camp for Boys and Girls
CHURCH SUMMER FUN
Aldersgate Camp (3rd-12th grade. Family camp also offered), Ravenna, KY.
Camp Kum-Ba-Ya (1st-12th grade), Benton, KY
Camp Loucon (2nd-12th grade), Leitchfield, KY.
Variety of camps offered throughout the summer, varying in age, price and length. Activities including zipline, teambuilding, swimming, rappelling, low elements, high ropes, hayrides, environmental education, climbing, canoeing, campfires, daily worship, Bible studies and more while nurturing a relationship to God through Jesus Christ. www.loucon.org/camps.php
Faith United Methodist Church Free Summer Day Camp
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Camps
NATURE SUMMER FUN
Warren County 4-H Camp 2013 will be July 9-12th at West Kentucky 4-H Camp. It is open to all boys and girls between the ages of 9-14 years old. The cost is $180. For more information contact Julie Brown at 842-1681.
Conservation Camps (4th-6th grade)
Boy Scouts of America Summer Camp
Girl Scouts of America Summer Camp
Lost River Cave and Valley Nature programs
PBCC Summer of Fun and Adventure (ages 5-12)
SPECIAL NEEDS SUMMER FUN
2013 Bob Pitchford Aviation Summer Camp & Jim Bohannon III Aviation Summer Camp
July 8-9 | July 10-11
Bowling Green/Warren County Regional Airport
270-842-1101 | www.bgwcairport.org
Students ages 10-15 will take part in learning aircraft instruments, engine & aircraft design, use of aeronautical maps, navigation, flight planning, weather, careers, communications, glider competition, practicing take=offs & landings on a flight simulator and the students will actually assist in flying a Cessna 172 with an FAA Certified Flight Instructor. * Financial Aid: Please call Tara Morgan, Airport Operations Assistant at 270-842-1101 if you require financial aid in order for your son/daughter to attend aviation camp. Some assistance may be available. If you would like to sponsor a student who cannot afford camp, send a check for $269 marked ‘scholarship’ to the BG/WC Airport.
Boy’s and Girl’s Club Summer Program (ages 6-18)
Chef Camp, May 27-31, South Central Ky Community & Technical College, 8:30am-1pm, Ages 8-12, $150. A week of cooking, sanitation & safety in the kitchen. Foundational cooking skills will be emphasized. Each camper must wear long pants (no shorts allowed) and closed-toe shoes (example: tennis shoes). Each camper will be provided with a Chef Camp 2013 T-Shirt. Lunch will be provided. 270-901-1035, www.bowlinggreen.kctcs.edu
Community Education Summer Programs, May 28-July 30, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., M-F. Super Summer Club (K-2), Eagle ROC (3-5) and Youth Activities Program (6-8) – grades completed as of May 2013. 270-842-4281, www.commed.us. Safe, engaging summer programs that, via fun activities (classes, field trips, swimming, etc.), enrich developmental areas including academics, self/social awareness, creative expression, physical development, cognitive expansion and recreational pursuits.
WKU Camp Big Red
Community Action’s Super Summer Club
Junior Police Academy (ages 10-13),BG Police Department
KidStuffAroundTown Volunteer opportunities
Vette Camp June 17-21, National Corvette Museum, 8am-4:30pm, K-5th grade, $150. Hooked on Science presents a variety of hands-on activities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Each participant will get to ride in a Corvette. 270-467-8852 or http://www.corvettemuseum.org/kids/science.shtml
Warren County Head Start and Child Care Summer Program