This summer, ALM Sports will team up with Launch Trampoline Park to provide a STEAM summer camp for Dawson County students, with an option for free or reduced rates for underserved youth.
The camp will be 10 weeks long beginning on June 1 and ending on July 30, although children who register won’t be required to attend all 10 weeks. The camp will be open for kids aged 5 to 14 years old.
The camp will be a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) camp, so it will mix education opportunities with fun, hands-on activities.
According to Camp Director Lois Chisholm, each week will have a theme that the activities and games will center around.
“The first week will be Team Spirit, so there will be a lot of team sports and activities that require teamwork,” Chisholm said. “And then we’ll have Wacky Water Week where we’ll go tubing, a Harry Potter Hogwarts Week, Mad Scientist Week, Party in the U.S.A. Week, Enchanted Kingdom Week, Adventure Week, Superhero Week, Around the World Week and Rock and Rodeo Week.”
Those interested in attending the camp can pre-register on the ALM Sports website for $120 a week per camper, with a $10 sibling discount. There will be a free or reduced-cost option for those who need a little extra assistance through Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS).
“If your kids qualified at school in recent years for reduced lunch or free lunch, most likely they will qualify for some portion of CAPS to cover their camp for them,” Chisholm said. “So especially if you’ve suffered a financial setback in these recent years because of Covid, you should definitely look into the CAPS program.”
Chisholm said that the goal of the camp is to provide a fun environment for local children to spend their time during the summer break.
“We really wanted to make it really fun cause we’ve all been locked up for the last year and a half, so it’s time for them to get out,” Chisholm said.
For more information or to register, go to https://www.almsports.com/pages/summer-camp-dawsonville-ga or contact camp director Lois Chisholm at (678) 462-0535.