Summer camp options abound in Lee County

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By Savannah Vicker
For the Opelika Observer

Chilren and teens throughout Lee County have several summer camp opportunities during the rest of July and August.
• July 14
Sponsored by City of Auburn Parks and Recreation, the Dean Road Ceramics Studio will host the 9th Annual Day in Clay. Suitable for all ages, visitors will have the chance to watch demonstrations by studio members, enjoy snacks and beverages and, for $10 per person, create clay masterpieces. All projects are led by DRCS instructors and will be taught at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Visit the Harris Center at 425 Perry Street by July 12 to reserve a spot to work with clay.
• July 16-20
The Art Studio in Auburn will host a children’s art course from 9 a.m. – noon. The camp will focus on an array of art mediums from painting, drawing and printmaking. Children will have the opportunity to create unique projects while discovering the ins and outs of a variety of techniques.
•July 17- July 20
Hosted and led by the Saugahatchee Country Club, the children’s Discovery Camp will be from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Children ages 6-12 are invited to participate in a variety of physical and academic challenges such as golf and tennis instructions, cooking class, Incredible Insects Show, music lessons, painting instruction, dining etiquette and much more. Discovery Camp is $250 for club members and $275 for non-club members. For more information call 334-749-3441.
• July 17-19, July 31- Aug. 2
J&M Bookstore in Auburn will host two children’s art camps in the months of July and August. The first session will focus on Pablo Picasso’s cubism style with paint and paper collage. The second session will feature abstract approach employed by Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky. For more information call 334-887-7007. The store is located at 115 S College St.
• July 18-22, July 23-27
The Spicer’s Music store will host the second session week-long summer music camp that encourages children ages 6-7 to explore musical instruments and music. At Rock Band Camp Jr., the staff will introduce the children to guitar, ukulele, drums, bass, keyboard and vocals. Children will choose their favorite instrument, and campers will begin working on basic musical skills. Together the campers will practice their skills and collaborate on a positive rock song. At the end of camp the campers will host a concert where they will showcase and perform for their friends and families. For more information call 334-329-7529 or visit www. spicersmusic.com/camps
• July 31- Aug. 2
The Saugahatchee Country Club will host the second part, Advanced Junior Golf Camp. Beginning at 10 a.m. the junior golfers ages 10-15 will develop their golf etiquette, practice putting, chipping, full swing, learn rules and receive on-course instruction. The camp is $129 and ends at 2 p.m. each day. Golfers are expected to bring their own equipment. Lunch will be provided. For more information, visit www.saugahatcheecountryclub.com.

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