Cabarrus Magazine's 2019 Summer Camps Guide
Mar 15, 2019 02:21PM
● By Jason Huddle
The Cabarrus County area has plenty of fun and exciting summer camps perfect for your little ones to go to. We've compiled a list below for your consideration, presented by Code Ninjas and Heavy Hitters of Soul Music Festival (Coming in July!).
Don't see one that should be included? Let us know in the comments or call 704-782-2353 and we will add it!
Game Builder’s Club June 17-21, Aug 19-23
CoDrones July 22-26
Minecraft Create June 24-28, July 22-26
Roblox Create July 17-21, Aug 12-16
PLUS NEW CODE NINJAS CAMPS FOR 2019!
Snap it Together Aug. 19-23
Discover the vast world of electronics through challenging projects with snap circuits! Learn the fundamentals of electronic circuits and experiment with coding the controls on the circuit board! This hands-on camp will really light up their creativity!
App Builders Club Jul. 29-Aug. 2, Aug. 12-16
Brainstorm and build your very own app using the MIT App Inventor! Plan, design and prototype your very own app using a visual programming environment and build an app for smart phones and tablets using this block-based programming tool.
Browse & Build June 24-28, Jul. 29 - Aug. 2
Learn to create your own website and how to build games that can be made entirely in code without the assistance of a game building engine!
RoboPRO July 8-12, Aug. 5-9
This camp offers a series of activities based off of the Code ninjas Robotics Toolbox with Ardunino. Full of beginner and advanced projects for students, each student will tackle robotics, coding and engineering along the way.
Location: 8905 Christenbury Parkway, Concord, NC
Cabarrus Code Quest STEM Coding Camp
July 30th, 31st and August 1st, 2019
8:30-1:30 PM daily
Cost: $100.00 per child
Lunch will be provided
The CCS STEM Code Quest summer camp will be held at Central Cabarrus High School over the course of three days. The camp provides coding experiences for students at all levels of coding from beginner to advanced, with the purpose of providing participants with a competitive edge in the growing field of coding.
Who can attend:
• Must be currently enrolled in the CCS STEM program
• Rising 1st Graders to rising 9th Graders
For more information or questions contact Leanne Havely, Leanne.firstname.lastname@example.org,
Culinary CampJuly 29-Aug 1
Does your student love to cook? This is the camp for you! We will learn the basics of food safety, baking, knife skills, and planning meals all while having a BLAST. We will be working with the experts of Rowan-Salisbury Schools Food Service department and local restaurateurs who are leaders in the field of food service and hospitality. Future chefs will be in the making!
Ages: Rising 8th-10th graders
Price: $100.00 camp fee
Time Warp Camp
8am - 2pm
In partnership with the Rowan Museum (rising 3rd - 5th graders) Time Warp Camp explores Rowan County's early history. Students will visit historical properties in downtown Salisbury including the Utzman Chambers House, the Old English Cemetery, Freedman’s Cemetery and the Old Stone House near Granite Quarry. Each participant will have the opportunity to experience Colonial living through the following activities during the week-long camp:
Create a journal and practice writing with a quill
Locate historical burials and learn local stories of notable Salisburians
Learn how to shape and mold punched tin
- Experience candle dipping, weaving fabrics and rugs, gardening, and outdoor cooking,
Introduction to recognizing antiques and artifacts
Contact the Rowan Museum to register - (704) 633-5946
Out and About with Mr. Neil Season 1 (Repeat)
Creepers, Pikachu, and Harry Camp
June 24 – 27
8am - 3pm
8am - 3pm
SHS STEM Camps
July 8-11, July 15-18, July 22 – 25
Rising 6th– 9th
July 8-12 Camp Invention at Horizons
Camp Invention is one week in the summer where your child’s creativity, innovation, and problem-solving skills are challenged and developed in fun and exciting ways. Our top priority is to inspire future innovators and build their confidence in the natural ability to dream and create.
Camp Invention Returns Again!What is Camp Invention?
Camp Invention is one week in the summer where your child’s creativity, innovation, and problem-solving skills are challenged and developed in fun and exciting ways. Our top priority is to inspire future innovators and build their confidence in the natural ability to dream and create.Register online - https://www.invent.org/programs/camp-invention
Register through Horizons Unlimited – (704)639-3004
Classic Summer Camps
WinShape Camps for Communities is a day camp that provides a professionally trained staff to create the most fun and meaningful camp for completed Kindergarten throughout 8th graders in town. WinShape Camps for Communities partners with local churches and Chick-fil-A operators to provide an exciting camp experience for campers right in their own community!
Whether your kids like soccer or science, there is something for everyone. WinShape Camps combines sports, recreation, arts, Bible Study, and worship into one unforgettable week.
WinShape Camps Concord will be held on the campus of Connect Christian Church (3101 Davidson HWY, Concord, NC) June 17th-21st 8:00am-5:00pm.
Registration can be done online at camps.winshape.org. If you have any questions please call 704-788-6315. You can also visit WinShape Camps (Concord) Facebook page to stay tuned to camp incentives and events.
Location: 3101 Davidson Hwy, Concord, NC
A variety of experiences from paddleboat polo and mini-golf to creek stomping and hiking will engage young minds in Adventure Camp. Kayak and log-rolling camps will increase participants confidence in the water.
Watercraft Teen Camp (with expedition) will engage our older campers in all types of water sports including kayaking, logrolling, canoeing, paddle boating, and tubing. We will even be offering archery camp for the warrior in all of us. Spring break camp will be out of this world with the theme of Star Wars!
Location: Frank Liske Park and Camp Spencer Park
Our traditional summer and preschool camps encourage kids to explore new adventures through hands-on learning. Youth can find out who they are in Teen and Leaders in Training (LIT) Camps. Cannon Y Summer Camp is a safe and engaging place!
Locations include Kannapolis, West Cabarrus, and Harrisburg.
Their Summer Program operates from June to August during the months when children are out of school for summer break. The program is for rising 1st through rising 9th graders, and is open from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm Monday through Friday. Registration begins each year in February and continues until the program reaches capacity.
Breakfast, lunch, prepared fresh daily, and an afternoon snack are included in the program at no extra cost. Each day children participate in a variety of activities such as arts & crafts, computers, game room, life skills, performing arts, and physical fitness.
The Summer Program schedule includes weekly field trips to a variety of fun places like the Gem Theater, Starlight Theater, Kannapolis Rec Park, Fries Skating Rink, and many more. Each group also gets to spend a few weeks at Camp Spencer, where they have the opportunity to swim in the pool, canoe, fish, and participate in other special programs.
Bricks for Kidz
4100 Main St. Harrisburg NC 28075
$140 per child per camp
Ages 5-10 ; 8 min. / 20 max.
The Bricks 4 Kidz program provides a fun and exciting, hands-on approach to learning through the use of LEGO® Bricks and our proprietary battery operated, motorized models. Your child’s imagination and creativity will soar during our unique and educational sessions. This unparalleled program incorporates one of the best-selling toys of all time, LEGO bricks, with interesting and dynamic models for students to enjoy. Children will be exposed to important Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematical concepts while having fun!
LEGO Movie Camp
June 24th - 28th
9:00 - Noon
Based on the original LEGO Movie and LEGO Movie 2. Join Emmet, Lucy, Unicorn Kitty and Benny on a journey to stop Bad Cop and Lord Business from super-gluing the world! Campers will put their engineering skills to work as they build motorized models, 3D figure models and mosaics. They will love playing fun games and doing cool crafts based on The LEGO® Movie and its sequel.
Mining & Crafting
July 8th – 12th
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Minecraft® is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine. Experience the world of Minecraft with LEGO® bricks in this fun session! Campers will start by crafting their shelters and some of the mobs, critters and tools using LEGO bricks. Children will face new challenges each day, building motorized Bricks 4 Kidz models, and crafting key elements from the popular Minecraft game.
Engineering in Motion: Planes, Trains and Cars
July 15th - 19th
9:00 – Noon
Making it move is the name of the game in this exciting camp! Campers will build motorized cars, trucks, dragsters, trains, planes and more. As they enjoy the fun of building, campers will understand the basic working principles of the vehicles that are a part of our everyday lives. Campers will also make crafts and play games.
July 22nd – 26th
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Join us on a movie mash-up adventure! This camp is filled with a variety of awesome model builds from your favorite movies. LEGO® enthusiasts will build characters and scenes from this year’s blockbuster hits Toy Story 4 and How to Train Your Dragon-The Hidden World as well as past favorites such as Minions, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, etc. Each day will offer something new including characters from the original movies and the sequels! Campers will explore concepts of engineering and architecture through building specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz motorized models, mosaics, and 3D figure build.
July 29th – August 2nd
9:00 – Noon
Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? You are about to enter Jurassic Brick Land! Campers will build a world that comes to life with 3D LEGO models of Brontosauruses, Velociraptors, T-Rexes, and more. We’ll learn about amazing dinosaurs that lived during the Jurassic period, and other extinct, prehistoric animals that roamed the Earth and swam the seas during that era and millions of years later. Show us your building skills using our Bricks 4 Kidz motorized project and Brick kits.
Beginner/Intermediate Players Ages 6-18
Any of our Summer Camp Series, Skills and Scrimmages or Girls Just Want to Have Fun Camps are perfect for the athletes that are looking to push themselves to the next level. These camps include skills sessions, scrimmages, drills to encourage athletes to reach their fullest potential on and off of the court.
Advanced Players Ages 6-18
Any of our Summer Camp Series, Skills and Scrimmages, or Advanced Players Camps are sure to enhance your skills in the off season. Use these camps to hone in on your skills before the fall ball season comes back around. Coaches will expand on the skills and ideas taught in the regular season so that each player gets a full understanding of the game, ultimately increasing their basketball IQ.
*For each camp, athletes will be broken up by age and skill so that each athlete receives the proper instruction for where they are at athletically.
Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Players Ages 6-11: Our All Skills Camps are perfect for the athletes that are looking to push themselves to the next level. These camps include skills sessions, scrimmages, drills to encourage athletes to reach their fullest potential on and off of the court.
Beginner/Intermediate Players Ages 12-18: Any of our All Skills Camps are sure to push each athlete to reach their fullest potential.
Intermediate/Advanced Players Ages 11-18: Any of our All Skills and Boot Camps are sure to enhance your skills in the off season. Use these camps to hone in on your skills before the fall ball season comes back around. Coaches will expand on the skills and ideas taught in the regular season so that each player gets a full understanding of the game, ultimately increasing their volleyball IQ.
Athletes Looking to Make their Middle/High School Team: The Boot Camps are geared towards athletes looking to make their school team. Coaches will run drills and focus on skills that are necessary for a successful school team tryout. The coaches will work with the athletes to ensure that they are aware of the mentality of the school coaches when choosing athletes for their team, and how to use that to their advantage.
For more information visit: www.carolinacourts.com
June 24-28 - 1 week
August (July 29-Aug 9)
Concert on Final Day of Camp*
Looking for something fun and different this summer? Join our Rock Summer Camp with 6 or 10 days of awesome activities including*:
Playing in a band
For more information visit www.rockucharlotte.com
At Camp Cannon, we specialize in weekly enrichment sessions focused on The Arts & Academics, College Prep, SciTech, and Sports for students from ages 3 to 18. Campers learn while having fun on our 65-acre campus which includes state-of-the-art classroom facilities and performing arts center, two gymnasiums, a dance studio, a strength and conditioning center, athletic fields, track, tennis courts, and wooded wetlands.
If you have any questions, please contact us at CampCannon@cannonschool.org, or call 704-721-7198.
July 29-Aug 2
$149 half day program
Please note that there will be a $10 late fee for campers registering within 10 days of the camp start date. Many camps will fill up and be closed prior to this date – please register early to avoid disappointment.
The leading soccer camp company in North America, is combining the most popular elements of their two existing industry-leading camp programs, British Soccer and TetraBrazil, integrating them into a collection of the most effective soccer practices used by youth teams around the world.
Challenger International Soccer Camp
This new camp reflects the truly global nature of the sport today and provides young players with a wide variety of coaching styles, practices, and influences that will help them develop a well-rounded skill set.
We have taken the best coaching methodologies and practices from England, Brazil, Spain, USA and France and have woven them together in a multi-faceted on and off-field coaching experience.
Most camps will include a free soccer ball, T-shirt, Poster and Certificate, but please check your individual sessions on the next page to confirm this.
Any camp or clinic participant will receive the iChallenge App and 20 free skill-building videos!
For more information visit https://www.challengersports.com