Cabarrus Magazine's 2018 Summer Camps Guide Presented by Code Ninjas
Mar 23, 2018 03:27AM
By Melanie Heisinger
Courtesy of the Code Ninjas Facebook page.
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.
Don't see one that should be included? Let us know in the comments and we will add it!
Game Builder’s Club June 25-29, Aug 6-10
Code Drones June 18-22, July 30-Aug 3
Minecraft Create June 11-15, July 23-27
Roblox Create July 16-20, Aug 20-24
Location: 8905 Christenbury Parkway, Concord, NC
Culinary CampJune 18th- 21st
Instructor: Neil Pifer
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
Advanced Coding Camp (Open to Salisbury Community Schools)Eligible schools: Knox, Overton, Isenberg, Koontz
June 25th- 28th
Instructors: Kyle Whisenant, Erik Barton, Becca Glenn and Jamesha Thomas
Learn how to create computer programs, dive deep into the language that your cell phone and computer uses every day. During this coding camp, you will work with drones, robots and game design. Transportation can be provided to and from camp if needed.
Ages. Rising 5th -7th graders
Price: $10.00 T-Shirt Fee
K-2 Kids Coding CampDeveloped and presented by Rowan-Salisbury AIG Nurturing
8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Instructors: Nancy Goodnight and Amy Vedeikis
If you love robots and trying to figure out how they work, this camp is for you! Our young campers will start each day learning the basics of coding before working with a variety of robots in design and team challenges. Ozobots, beebots, nanobots and lego robotics are just a few of the different robots our campers will be coding! In conjunction with the NOVANT STEM Scholars Program, our campers will have the added bonus of middle school students mentoring them through several challenges.
Ages: Rising 1st-3rd graders
Price: $100.00 camp fee
Novant STEM ScholarsEligible Schools: Rowan-Salisbury Schools Middle School Students Rising 6th-8th
Instructors: Neil Pifer and Kyle Whisenant
Campers who attend this camp will participate in a broad variety of digital experiences including coding, robotics, 3D printing/design, and immersive virtual reality. Each day of camp will provide an exploration of how each of these technologies is used in careers that require skilled technicians and specialist to develop their computational thinking.
Price: Application Required/$10.00 T-Shirt Fee
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. Horizons Unlimited will be hosting Camp Invention again for two weeks (same offering both weeks) in July. Please register through http://campinvention.org. For more information, contact Neil Pifer at (704) 639-3004 or [email protected]
Horizons Unlimited - Camp Invention - Fast Forward
Age: For children entering grades K through 6
Location: 1636 Parkview Circle, Salisbury, NC
Learn more about the program by visiting www.rssed.org.
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 1st-9th 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 here in Concord.
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.
At WinShape Camps, we are in relentless pursuit of the ultimate camp experience; one that challenges campers to sharpen their character, grow in their relationships, and deepen their Christian faith.
Camp registrations began March 4. Check them out on Facebook at WinShape Camps (Concord) to stay tuned to camp incentives and events.
Ages: 1st-9th graders
Location: 3101 Davidson Hwy, Concord, NC
Get your kids outdoors in these completely outdoor half-day camps. Campers will interact and discover the natural world around them, complete with multiple animal encounters in Critter Camps.
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.
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.
Learn more here: http://www.bgclubcab.org/
Each day, they plan a well-paced line up of projects, involving a wide variety of materials, subjects, and art principles. Throughout the week, students could have the chance to explore decoupage, painting, drawing, chalk pastel, oil pastel, sculpture, papier mache, collage, or printmaking!
Session runs 9am-12pm: $125 includes all materials & snacks & drinks.
Session One July 17-19: 5-8 year olds
Session two July 24-26: 5-8 year olds
Session Three July 31- Aug 2: 8-12 year olds
Location: 3 Union Street North, Concord, NC
Learn more by visiting hiveandco.com.
We have been planning since January and have an action packed agenda to keep any kid (age 5-12) happy!!! All of our camp weeks are themed and are curriculum-based so kids actually learn while having fun. Each week we will paint on canvas, work with clay and pottery wheel, paint pottery, paint on wood, create a recycled/up-cycled masterpiece, fuse glass and much more. We never repeat the same activity twice!
"We understand that camp can get costly and have kept our camp prices the same as last year."
Full day: Drop-off 9am, Pick up 4pm
Half day: Drop-off 9am, Pick up Noon OR Drop-off 1pm, Pick up 4pm
Location: 5226 Highway 49 S, Harrisburg, NC
Join in on all of the fun at The Pottery Cottage this summer!
Art Exploration CampAugust 6th-9th
Instructor: Kyle Whisenant
This year’s exploration will focus on encouraging students to explore painting, sculpting and mixed media. They will learn various techniques for painting and new ways to create images. A field trip to one of our North Carolina art galleries will be included in the cost of camp. Come let your imagination take the wheel!
Ages: Rising 6th-8th graders
Creative Arts in the Community
Developed and presented by Rowan-Salisbury AIG NurturingJune 25th-28th
8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Instructors: Nancy Goodnight and Michelle Allen
Join us as we explore the community through the lens of the creative arts. Visual arts and writing will go hand in hand as we take daily field trips to explore our local community. Campers will learn the basics of photography and a variety of related art forms to compliment original writing projects while creating a keepsake scrapbook.
Ages: Rising 4th – 6th graders
Price: $100.00 camp fee
Location: 1636 Parkview Circle, Salisbury, NC
"We focus on planning the overall composition and explore unique painting techniques in the acrylic media on stretched canvas. I offer camps to persons kindergarten age and up.
Those interested in more information can contact:
Art Box Studio
52 Union Street South, Suite 36
Actors of Tomorrow is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing quality children's theatre in Cabarrus County. Their Mission is to create and enrich the lives of young people by providing meaningful opportunities to explore the field of Performing Arts.
Join us as we bring to life the enchanting tale of the beautiful, gentle Snow White and her jealous stepmother, the Queen. Sent on a perilous journey into the woods, Snow White befriends the forest animals and the delightful seven dwarfs in this classic tale adaption of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Final Camp Performance-Friday, June 29th at 5:30pm
Final Camp Performances-Friday, July 12th at 5:30pm
Jim Hawkin's fantasy has come to life when pirate Billy Bones steps right into his bedroom! Billy Bones leaves Jim a treasure map and we're off sailing on the Hispaniola to Skeleton Island! The ship's crew is a rowdy bunch, who is whipped into mutiny by the one-legged man -- Long John Silver. Suddenly we're swept into the action of high seas adventure! When the Captain and his loyal sailors are captured, only our boy hero -- Jim Hawkins can save the day!
Final Camp Performance-Friday, July 20th at 5:30pm
Final Camp Performance-Friday July 27th at 5:30pm
July 30th-Aug. 3
Final Camp Performance-Friday, August 3rd at 5:30pm
To learn more about all the great programs they have this summer, visit their website dramakids.com.
Location: 426 Church Street N. Concord, NC
Looking for a great summer camp experience for your children this summer? Cabarrus County Gymnastics has just the camp for you! They have half day and full day summer camps for elementary aged children and a half day camp for your pre-schoolers. Early drop-off and late pick-up are available.
Full Day Camp Flip Flop - Rising K - 5th grade
The full day Camp Flip Flop is from 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. Activities include gymnastics, games, crafts, and more!
Snacks will be provided but campers will need to bring a bag lunch. The cost of the camp includes all field trips - however campers may want to bring extra spending money.
Available every week from June 11th - August 24th. We will be closed June 30th - July 8th.
Half day School Age Camp Flip Flop - Rising K - 5th gradeCost: $115/week
The half day school age Camp Flip Flop is from 9am to 12pm or 12:30 - 4pm, Monday through Friday. Activities include gymnastics, games, crafts, and snacks!
Available every week from June 11th - August 24th. We will be closed June 30th - July 8th
Half day Pre-School Camp Flip Flop - Ages 3-5Cost: $115/week
The half day pre-school Camp Flip Flop is for children 3-5 years of age and is from 9am to 12pm Monday through Friday. Activities include gymnastics, games, crafts, story time, and snacks! All campers must be toilet trained.
Available July 23rd - July 27th