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Still Need A Summer Camp? We Can Help

May 24, 2012 - 08:11 AM
Still Need A Summer Camp? We Can Help

Summer is a great time for kids to explore new worlds. Why not try a day camp? We made a flurry of calls and these organizations still had openings as of Wednesday, May 23rd.



— Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center • 385-6440

2012 Summer Theatre Camp: June 25-29, July 9-13, July 23-27. Half-day camp for grades 2-8. Themes include Sleeping Beauty, Pinocchio, and The Little Mermaid. Cost: $125/week.


— Dance Scholars Inc. • 301-3262 • 25th Annual Summer Camp: A Chance to Dance.

July 5-31. • Full-day camp for juniors (ages 7-12) on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Full day camp for seniors (ages 10+) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Dance classes include jazz, hip hop, creative & ballet, modern. Cost: $350/Juniors, $500/Seniors. Scholarships available.


— Germantown Community Theatre • 937-3024


June 11-15 • For ages 6-12. The Lion King Safari Adventure. Students test their improvisation, acting, and movement skills while learning about African safari adventure.

June 18-22 • For ages 7-14. Down the Rabbit Hole. Students travel through Lewis Carroll's Wonderland to learn storytelling, puppeteering, and acting skills.

June 25-29 • For ages 10+. Broadway Review. Teaches the techniques of musical theatre performance and shows how to create original pieces of visual art.

July 16-20 • For ages 6-12. Fractured Fairy Tales and Silly Stories. Students learn to adapt and perform favorite tales using sounds, improvisation, and character-building skills.

Cost: $190/session. Before-care: $25/ After-care: $25. Lunch options available.


July 9-13 • For preK-1st grade • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and other tales. Explore Laura Numeroff's tales with little ones creating silly scenes with nonsensical props and costumes. Cost: $100

July 9-13 • For ages 10+ • Suddenly Shakespeare. Young actors develop their skills using classical monologues and short scenes from Shakespeare's comedies and dramas. Cost: $135.


— Germantown Performing Arts Centre • 751-7665

June 25-29 • Half-day camp for ages 6-8. All Tangled Up. Learn ballet techniques, explore ballet stories, make crafts, and finish with a short performance.

June 9-13 • Half-day camp for ages 6-10. Pirates and Pixies. Explore Peter Pan through acting, improvisations, and movement activities. Cost: $150/camp


— Memphis Black Arts Alliance • 948-9522

May 29-July 27 • Full-day camps for ages 9-17. Themes include cultural heritage, community building, arts, field trips, and swimming. Cost: $90/week or $648 for 8 wks. Before- and after-care available.


— New Ballet Ensemble • 726-9225

May 29-June 1 & June 25-29. Half-day camps for ages 4-6. Students learn about characters, create costumes, and perform on the last day of camp. Cost: $100. Before-care available.


— Playhouse on the Square • 728-5631

July 9-13 • Half-day camp (morning/afternoon) for ages 5-6. Explore a piece of children's literature through drama, dance, and song. Cost: $160/week.

May 28-June 8, June 18-29 • Full-day camp for ages 7-11. Classes in acting, voice, and movement. Cost: $325/2-wk. program. After-care: $100.

July 9-27 • Full-day camp for ages 12-17. Instructional core classes in voice, acting, and movement. Cost: $525/3 wk. program.


Rock-n-Romp Camp at Rozelle Elementary School

June 11-15. Full-day camp for grades 1-8. Campers will receive instruction on guitar, bass, percussion, and vocals. Kids will then form a band and perform original songs for parents at a talent showcase on Sunday, June 17th at the Hi-Tone Club. Cost: $200. Email: memphisrocknromp@gmail.com


— Tennessee Shakespeare Company • 759-0620

June 11-15 • Full-day camp for grades 6-12. Leap into the world of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Cost: $250, $7/lunch.

June 18-29. Full-day camp for grades 6-12. Sessions include stage combat, Elizabethan dance and movement, voice, & screen play.


— Theatre Memphis • 682-5261

July 16-20 • Full-day camp for grades 6-8. Explore the world of American Tall Tales through music, dance, and acting.

July 16-27 • Full-day camp for grades 9-12. Explore Ray Bradbury's classic Something Wicked This Way Comes through narrative theatre, circus skills, movement, and ensemble work. $Cost: $350


— University of Memphis Community Music School • 678-4244

June 10-15 • Full-day camp for ages 3+. Semi-private and group lessons in Suzuki piano, violin, viola, and cello, ensemble classes, and performances. Cost: $405 (includes $65 registration fee)

June 18-22 • Full-day camp for middle and high school band and string students. Cost: $350 (includes $50 registration fee.) House and meal plans available.



— Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County • 937-3900

June 25-29 & July 16-20 • Half-day camps for ages 7-12. Pet Cadets learn how to speak up for animals through projects and interaction with animals. Cost: $200/week, includes T-shirt, snack, and beverage.


— Memphis Botanic Garden • 636-4126

June 4-8, June 18-22, and July 16-20 • Half-day Caterpillar Club camp for ages 4 & 5. Themes include How Does Your Garden Grow, Jeepers Creepers, and Your Big Backyard. Cost: $125/week, or $28/day.

July 9-13 • Full-day Backyard Adventure Camp for ages 10-12. Games, activities, and nature play. Cost $175/week.


— Memphis Zoo333-6576

Weekly full-day camps run from June 4-August 3.

For Prek-K, themes include Big & Small, Short & Tall, Classy Critters, and Growing Up is Fun to Do. For grades 1 & 2, Animal Appetites, Journey to the Top of the World, and ZOOlympics, for grades 3-5, Leader of the Pack & Nocturnal Adventures, for grades 6-8, Dinosaurs Rock! and Dr. Zoolittle.

Cost: $195/week, after-care: $95/week


— Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park 876-5215

June 4-7 & June 18-21 • Ages 6-12, Junior Ranger Camp. Learn about nature, animals, and how to be a good environmental citizen. Held at the park's Nature Center. Cost: $20.



— FunQuest • 850-1124

JULY 23-27 • Half-day camps for grades 1-5. Skate lessons, games, and activities in the indoor playground. Make five pieces of frameable art to take home.



— Germantown Performing Arts Centre • 751-7665

July 9-13 • Half-day camp for ages 8-12. Poetry camp helps students look for inspiration in unusual places.

July 16-20 • Half-day camp for ages 5-7 (morning) and ages 8-12 (afternoon). Campers draw still life and gestures using models, portrait, landscape, composition, abstract, and other drawing exercises.

July 23-27 • Half-day camp for ages 5-8. In Music to My Ears, campers explore songwriting and learn how to make musical instruments out of everyday objects.

— Sew Memphis • 688 South Cox, 244-6224

June 4-8 • Half-day camp for ages 8+. Children learn sewing basics and work on cool projects. Cost: $160.

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Jun 18, 2012 10:12 am
 Posted by  MemphisJCC

The Memphis JCC still has room in their camps! Sessions III and IV haven't started yet so there is still plenty of time to sign up. We have camps for preschoolers through 7th grade. We have general camp, sports specialty camps, and even a video game/move making camp during session three. You don't have to be a member to enjoy camp! Call 901-761-0810 or visit www.jccmemphis.org for more information.

Jun 21, 2012 11:18 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Thanks for the tip, Memphis JCC!

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