Through July 20 Dance Camp ~ Academy Dance Center will offer various skill levels, including a June Dance Class Series, a Beauty and the Beast camp, and a July Dance Intensive. Ages 3 & up. Full-day and half-day options. Costs vary. Info: 706.561.8085
Through July 28 Columbus Museum Art Camps ~ Learn about art through lessons in the studio, hands-on projects, and tours of the Museum’s galleries. Each camp culminates in an exhibition of camper work for family and friends. Each camp is hosted 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F. Cost: $145 for members, $165 for future members. Info: 706.748.2562 ext. 652 or ColumbusMuseum.com
Through July 29 Activ8 Summer Camps ~ CSU offers 10 weeks of award-winning STEAM enrichment programs and sports camps with 200 options for ages 8 & up. Weekly camps for younger children are also available, featuring arts, crafts, games and songs. Costs vary. Info: Activ8er.com
3, 10, 17, 24 Market Days ~ Locally grown produce, home-baked goods, fresh flowers, art and handcrafted items from local vendors, 9 a.m. – noon every Saturday in the 1000 block of Broadway. Info: 706.596.0111
7, 21 Kids Yoga ~ Yoga and storytelling come together in this interactive story time for children and caregivers. The combination of storytelling with creative movement, puppets, music and parachutes spark imagination and encourage new learning concepts. Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their children. Yoga mats are provided but participants may BYOYM. 11:30 a.m. at the Columbus Public Library. Cost: Free. Info: 706.243.2679
7, 14, 21, 28 Creative Crawlers ~ A drop-in social hour that encourages children to learn through play. Children will be able to play through musical instruments, puppets, flannels, coloring and more. 10:30 a.m. at the Columbus Public Library. Cost: Free. Info: 706.243.2679
9, 16, 23 Fantastic Friday ~ Fantastic Fridays bring a variety of musicians, storytellers, dancers, and puppeteers to the Columbus Museum. Each program relates to objects and themes found in the Museum’s Permanent Collection and temporary exhibitions. After the performance, create an art project in the Galleria, go on a museum gallery exploration, and get a temporary tattoo. 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Columbus Museum. Cost: Free. Info: 706.748.2562 or ColumbusMuseum.com
10 Daddy & Me Story Time ~ Children are invited to bring an extraordinary dad, grandpa or caregiver with a sweet tooth to this fun hour of listening to and reading stories, singing and crafting. 10:30 a.m. at Mildred L. Terry Public Library. Cost: Free. Info: 706.243.2782
12 –15, 26-29 Box City Summer Art Camp – Held at Wynnton Arts Academy from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., this 4-day camp offers hands on experience in architecture, designing buildings and communities, and building an appreciation for “Our Town.” Ages 7-12. Cost: $125 includes lunch, snacks, and t-shirt. Info: 706.322.0756
15, 22, 29 Family Craft Night ~ Bring the family together to craft, create, and play. There will be a different theme each week with crafts appropriate for all ages, as well as corresponding books for families to read together. 6:45 p.m. at the Columbus Public Library. Cost: Free. Info: 706.243.2679
19-23 NFL Football Camp ~ Participants between the ages of 11 and 18 will practice skills and drills in the morning and meet with the instructors after lunch. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fort Benning’s Doughboy Stadium. Cost: $75 includes lunch and t-shirts. Info: 706-545- 2079.
20 Family Fishing Night ~. Bring the whole family, your own pole or rent one; Outdoor Recreation supplies a limited number of poles and bait. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fort Benning’s Russ Park. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To register, call 706-545- 7978.
21-23, 28-30 Fun in the Summer ~ Have fun make special memories at The Rock Ranch. Enjoy all of the attractions, including zip lines, hayrides, a petting zoo and more. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cost: $12 per person (plus tax) over the age of two. Info: TheRockRanch.com
24 Fort Benning Independence Celebration ~ This event starts at 3 p.m. at York Field with games, inflatable bounce houses and children’s activities, military demonstrations, live music and more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The event culminates with the largest fireworks show in the Chattahoochee Valley. Cost: Free. Open to the public.
26 – 30 TAP 2017 ~ A weeklong art program for children ages 6-11. Through music, drama, dance, art and stories, TAP paves the way for a lifelong journey of peace. Children are recruited from diverse cultures and faiths and provided the opportunity to unify through art. 8:45 to noon at the Rankin Arts Center Uptown. More info and online application at cvemjubilee.org/tap