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Thursday, April 28, 2011

VBS 2011 and some camps

I've looked into the VBS's around me. It is not as easy as I thought it would be. There are gaps in some of this information But after emailing and calling this is what I have come up with.  If you have more information or would like to add a church to this list ... feel free to contact me or just add it into the comments. I will be updating as I get more information. I've put these in Alphbetical order since some churches offer more than one VBS and then there is the summer camps.

St Catherine's:  Theme: Hometown Nazareth – Where Jesus was a Kid June 27-June 30 1pm -4pm, ages?, $? (they have charged in the past)

Cumberland Community Church: Theme: The Great X.periment July 18-21 5:45 pm-8:30 pm age: rising K through rising 5th cost: FREE
Camps: Christian Youth Theatre Summer Camp
Veggie Tales Ages 3-5 June 13-17, 10am-12:30PM Cost $100.00
Annie: Age 5 to 5th Grade June 13-17 10am-3pm Cost $150.00

East Cobb UMC: Theme: Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus Was a Kid!Date June 6-9 Time: 6 pm-8:30pm  Ages?  Cost: $15 per Child.   A snack dinner will be served from 5-6 pm and cost $3 per a person with a $12 family limit.
Camps: Their Light House Academy does have a  summer program.

Eastside Baptist:   Theme: Son Surf Beach  Age Range? Cost: Free
Kick off is Sunday, June 26, 5:00 P.M.
V.B.S. is Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June 30, 9:15 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
The finale is Thursday evening.

Faith Lutheran : Theme ? Date June 6- 10 Time: ? Cost?
Summer Camps is through the schools Daycare.  Cost Varies.

Holt Road Baptist Church:  Currently, they are planning on VBS on Sunday nights for the month of July - all ages.

John Knox Presbyterian Theme: Shake it Cafe Date:June 13-17 Time: 9-12 Ages: PreK through 5th Grade.  Will sometimes accept 3 yr olds. Cost$10  To Register Call the Church 770-973-5050 ext 21.
Camps: They have 9 weeks of summer camp called CASA.  $150 a week.  Here is a link to their flyer.

Johnson Ferry Baptist
Sort of has a VBS... they call it Playcation. and it is June 20-23 I takes place at various Apartment Complexes and Parks. Time: ? This year theme is Superhero. Thursday Night there will be a special by Team Impact. Cost: FREE

Camps:  So many variations of age and cost... check out the links.
Overnight Camp

King Springs Baptist    Theme: Big Apple Adventure Date: June 6-10 Time  6-9 pm, Ages 3-12th grade (3/4 yr. has a limit), Cost is FREE

Mt Bethal:  2 VBS's and various camps
Theme: Shake it Up! Date: June 6-June 10 Time: 12:30- 3:30pm Ages: 4 (turning 4 before 9/1/2011) thru rising 6th graders. Cost: $20 if the parent teaches all week, $25 for members, $30 for non members.
Theme: PandaMania Date: July 11-15 Time 9:30-12:30pm Ages: 4 (turning 4 before 9/1/2011) thru rising 6th graders.  Cost $20 if the parent teaches all week, $25 for members, $30 for non members.
Summer Camps:
Infusion: June 19-24 Overnight Camp to Lake Burton for Rising 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders Cost $400-$425 depending on when you register.
Sports Camps.  Date, Cost and Ages varies.
Music Week:  July 18-22, 9am- 1pm, This year we are doing 101 Dalmatians.  Open to rising 1st through 6th graders. T-shirt and lunch provided each day. Performance is Friday, July 22 at 7pm. Cost ?
PreSchool Camps:  Date, Cost and Ages Varies

Mt Paran North They have two camps the same week.  One is for Preschoolers/ Kindergartners and one is for Grade School Kids.
PreSchool: Theme Pandamania Date June 13-17 Time: 9:00am-noon Ages 3-K graduates Cost $25
After care is available: 12 noon-3:30 p.m. $5 per day per child , 12 noon- 6 p.m. $8 per day per child

Grade Schoolers: Theme: Performing Arts Camp “GPS- God's Plan of Salvation,” Date June 13-17 Time:  9:00am-3:30pm,  Ages: completed grades 1-5. Performance of GPS is on Friday, June 17 at 7 P.M. Cost: $50 per child includes lunch and a snack each day and camp shirt. 
After care is available from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. for $5 per day per child.

There is a Summer Camp called Mountain Top Summer Camp.   There are 10 weeks of camp.  
The cost is $100.00 a week.  A one time $50.00 non-refundable activity fee for each child. The camp is open from 8:00 am until 6:00pm. You will need to pack a lunch for your child.  There will be some food items sold at the concession stand.

Powers Ferry UMC: Theme: PandaMania Date:June 6-10 Time: 9:30- 12:30 Ages 3- 5th grade

Smyrna 1st UMC This Church several things going on, but there is not much information regarding their camps. 
VBS is June 20-24 9-12noon and have different themes by age groups. Cost ?
For Rising 4 yr olds thru rising 4th Graders: Shake It Up Cafe
For Rising 5th & 6th Graders: Xtreme VBS
Camps:  I'll give you the links for registration and once I have more info I will post.
Camp for 3 yr olds
5 Day Camps (Rising 4 yrs thru rising 4th grade)

Friday, April 1, 2011

VBS's and Day Camps

The search has started.  I know of one VBS that my son loves and we will go to again.  Powers Ferry UMC VBS is June 6-10 in the mornings and is free.

Since he is now 5 there are more options, and honestly I'm a tad overwhelmed. So here is a chance to post your favorite VBS's or day camps. Please add dates, times, cost, and links as applicable.

Thanks Fellow Moms!

Spring Break

Our first Spring Break!
And what to do. Well the week has filled up fast. And I thought I was going to get bored.
The first part of the week we are going to go to Stone Mountain.
I highly recommend looking into Stone Mountain Annual Passes. We really have a blast there. And in the second trip they pay for themselves. But there is a special offer on-line right now for 30% off a family of 4 day pass.  Admission Ticket info.  Some of the regular fun things is the Sky Hike, miniature golf, train rides, antebellum village (which has some animal shows), and 4D Theater.  They have an awesome playground.  There are also some museum type stuff too. Oh and of course there is the mountain.  Going to the top is quite cool.  If you choose to walk bring lots of water, wear tennis shoe, and be ready to carry your kiddos.  Bringing your own food and drinks will save you a ton of money!

Next on the Agenda is Lego Store.  The Lego Store is at Discovery Mill Mall in Lawrenceville.

Every 1st Tuesday of the month they have a free mini model build.  It starts at 5pm and will go until supplies last, which around 250 models per a store.  Even though this is free, I except I will be buying something. The Mini model this month is a watering can.
Last but not least. Nashville.  My husband has a business trip at the end of the week and we will be tagging along. I've not really figured out what we will do there yet. So if you have going with kids and have an inexpensive ideas. I think the Parthenon is something to check out.