Archive for April, 2015

Geology walk examines role of rivers

April 29, 2015 Leave a comment

Find out how the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries etched the North Georgia landscape in a walk and lecture presented by geologist Bill Witherspoon, May 7, 2015.

Witherspoon, a retired science educator and one of the authors of Roadside Geology in Georgia, will lead an evening walk along Rottenwood Creek in Marietta, highlighting how rushing waters carved the area’s gorges. A lecture and slideshow will follow.

The event is free, but registration is requested via the Georgia Rocks web site.

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Summer camp lets kids create an online magazine

April 28, 2015 1 comment

Rising 4th to 6th graders will become magazine writers and creative directors in a one-week camp at Georgia Tech run by Katori Education Company.

Campers will choose their stories, write them, and lay out the look of their online magazine, which will be finished at week’s end.

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Sketch comedy summer camp for teens

April 22, 2015 Leave a comment

highwireHighwire Comedy Co. invites teens to its acting and writing workshop, a two-week summer program in which kids will write, rehearse and perform an original, live sketch comedy show — like creating their very own “Saturday Night Live.”

Students ages 13 and up will learn both improv and sketch comedy from an experienced faculty that includes a former instructor at Chicago’s Second City theater.

Highwire is located near Decatur.



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Introductory programming camp in DeKalb

April 17, 2015 Leave a comment

CougarBotsThe CougarBots, a robotics team made up of students at DeKalb County’s Henderson Middle School and Lakeside High School, will run a one-week programming camp this summer for rising 3rd-6th graders.

The camp will be led by the students and their coaches, who will introduce children to the simple Scratch programming language and LEGO NXT robotics programming. No prior experience is necessary.

The CougarBots camp will take place June 29 to July 3, 2015, on the campus of Henderson Middle School. Cost is $180.

To register or for more information, download the PDF flyer.

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Open auditions for Spivey Hall Children’s Choir

April 15, 2015 Leave a comment

spivey hall CCThe Spivey Hall Children’s Choir will hold auditions for young singers on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Auditions are open for girls and boys ages 10 to 13. Students selected for the program may remain in the choir until they complete high school.

Founded in 1994 and affiliated with Clayton State University, the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir consists of three groups: the Young Artists Choir, where most new singers are placed; the Children’s Choir, a larger ensemble that includes children through age 18; and the Tour Choir, a traveling group that has performed in locations across America and overseas.

To audition, complete an online application.

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Robotics camps at Walton High School

April 14, 2015 Leave a comment

Walton Robotics, the Walton High School robotics team, will host three summer camps for kids entering 6th to 9th grades.

Camp topics are:

  • LEGO NXT, an introductory class in basic robotics for rising 6th to 8th graders
  • VEX Advanced, using robotics to study basic principles of engineering, for rising 7th to 9th graders
  • Java programming, for rising 7th to 9th graders

Each camp runs Monday through Thursday, June 1-4, 2015.

* NOTE: The online information says applications are due April 3, but I’ve been told by the organizers that they will continue to accept registrations until all spots are filled.

Categories: Summer programs