The camp is open to children ages 5-17 who are either in the shelter or the Follow-up/After Care Program. Each week, campers jump into action, participating in exciting sports programs, exploring nature and becoming involved in performing and creative arts. The camp also offers an educational component with a Chatham County Board of Education teacher coming in several days a week to provide individual and group tutorials.
Starting June 5, here is a sample of the activities the children will be involved in:
• Working in the garden;
• Movie days at a local cinema;
• Swimming at the Aquatic Center;
• AMF bowling;
• A tour of Savannah’s City Hall with lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings;
• A field trip to the Tybee Island Marine Center;
• A field trip to the Jacksonville Zoo;
• Splash in the Boro
Other activities include a tour of the Mighty Eighth Museum, going on Derek’s Dolphin Tour and visiting the Civil Rights Museum. As you can see, the children will be exposed to local history, nature and the arts, such as the trip to the Children’s Theater. Camp also means a shelter bursting at the seams with a wonderful controlled chaos, laughter and smiling faces!