First Posted: 6/30/2014
A variety of kids’ summer day camps, sports camps and vacation Bible schools are offered by area schools, churches and other organizations. For additional listings, see The Abington Journal’s ongoing community calendar on page 2 in each week’s print edition, as well as TheAbingtonJournal.com.
Endless Mountains Nature Center’s Nature Day Camps are running through Aug. 8 at at the Nature Center at Keystone College and one week at at Little Rocky Glen. Campers age four through sixth grade will explore nature with games, hiking, meeting live animals, stories, crafts, creating a journal and more. Students in seventh through 12th grade can gain experience as Counselors-in-Training, helping the staff lead games, setting up activities, making craft projects and exploring with the campers. Need-based scholarships are available. Info: www.EMNConline.org or 570-836-3835.
Earth Camps are held July 1 – 30, Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Hillside Park, For students entering fifth, sixth and seventh grades. Focusing on environment, art, and health, Earth Camp is packed with recreation, education, and exploration, with activities such as canoeing, fishing, nature crafts, water painting, volcano making, water discovery, interpretive hiking, pottery, sports, team building activities, games, rocketry, pottery, zumba, self-defense, and more. Cost: $125 for all 18 days. Space is limited. Registration forms are available at the Clarks Summit Borough Building and online at www.Hillsidepark.net.
Comm Camps feature a new theme each week. Week two is July 7 – 11, Comm Camp Olympics; week three is July 14 – 18, Comm-istry and Cosmos; week four is July 21-25, Under the Big Top Circus Week; week five is July 28 – Aug. 1, Farm Frenzy and week six is Aug. 4 – 8, Time Travel Week. Camps are held at the Waverly Community House Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $110 per week. Info: waverlycomm.org or 570-586-8191.
Super Summer Slam Day Camp is held July 7-11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Evangelical Free Bible Church of Clarks Summit at Joe Terry Civic Center, Montdale. Students age six through sixth grade are invited to join in a fun-filled week of activities with meaningful content, including games, songs, magic and balloon twisting, Bible application and more. Cost: $10 per child. Info/register: http://www.efreebible.org/super-summer-slam.
All About Pottery and Sculpture Camps are hosted by the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Camp 1 is July 7 to 11 and camp 2 is August 4 to 8, both held Monday through Friday, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Students ages 5 to 12 will explore the medium of clay as they work on potter’s wheels and learn hand-building (coil and slab construction) and sculpting techniques. Cost: $60. Register: 570-996-1500.
Countryside Community Church’s Vacation Bible School is scheduled for July 7-11, at the church, 14011 Orchard Dr., Clarks Summit. A light supper will be served at 5:30 pm each night followed by classroom instruction, crafts, music, games, and more from 6 – 8 p.m. Theme: “Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind !” Info: 570-587-3206.
“You are Mixing Your Colors” beginner’s oil painting at the Waverly Community House, July 14-18; 9:30 a.m. – noon. For grades 3-8.
“Frozen” Summer Camps will be hosted by the Abington Art Studio July 7-11, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.; July 21-35, 10 a.m. to noon and July 21-21, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Info: 570-313-0527.
Vacation Bible School will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, July 14-18, 9 a.m. to noon. All children aged 4 through completed fifth grade are welcomed. This year’s theme is “Weird Animals”.
“Shouts of Joy” day camps are held July 14 – Aug. 8, at Harmony Heart Camp, 1285 Heart Lake Rd., Jermyn, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. For ages 5-14. Cost: $130 a week for first child, subsequent children of the same family are $115, $100 etc. Cost is $100 per child if the children will attend all 4 weeks. All children must be registered before Friday of the week prior to day camp session. Info: contact Jaycee at 443-422-4549.
The Clarks Green United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School is scheduled for July 14 – 18, 9:30 a.m. – noon. Open to children in Pre-K – sixth grade, this year’s VBS features the theme, “Ocean Explorers” and will include Bible stories, crafts, games, songs and more. Info: 570-586-8946.
First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit’s Vacation Bible School is held July 14 – 18, 9 a.m. – noon. Children ages four through the completion of fifth grade are invited to join a week themed “Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-Of-a-Kind.” A VBS carnival, open to the community, will be held Friday evening, July 18, from 6 – 8 p.m., including games, prizes, food, and more. Info: email@example.com.
Acting Camps for Kids will come to the Dietrich Theater. Camp 1 is July 21 to 25 and camp 2 is July 28 – Aug. 1. Both are held Monday through Friday, from 1:30 – 3 p.m. For ages 6 – 12. Campers will use their imaginations to learn about acting through theatre games, improvisation, storytelling, play making, character creation and more. A casual performance for family and friends will end each week. Cost: $60 per camp. Register: 570-996-1500.
Camp Create is hosted by the Waverly Community House. It is a specialized camp for children with special needs Aug. 11 – Aug. 15; Aug. 18 – Aug. 22; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Open to grades 6 – 12 (or equivalent ability).
Art Explorers Camp is at the Dietrich Theater Aug. 11 – 15, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Students ages 5 to 12 will venture into the world of art and discover many innovative methods and exciting materials used by famous artists throughout history. Cost: $60. Register: 570-996-1500.