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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Milton's two new summer camps open registration to the public.

Courtesy Maggie West; The Examiner

The City of Milton has two new summer day camps this year: Camp Bethwell and Camp Joyful Soles.

Registration for Camp Bethwell is now open to the public as of yesterday. Non-residents can register during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) at the Milton City Hall located at 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 107G. Space is limited, however, to 30 campers. So, time is of the essence.

The cost for non-Milton residents is $165 per week. Guardians may register for eight weeks or for a week at a time. Although there is a $50 per week, non-refundable, non-transferable fee to hold spaces in future weeks. And the remainder of the balance is due prior to the week reserved.

Registration for Camp Joyful Soles also began for non-residents yesterday. This camp considers Alpharetta residents as Milton residents, however. So, the cost is the same for Alpharetta residents as Milton's.

Again, non-residents must register at the Milton City Hall on Deerfield Parkway during regular business hours. And there is only room for 20 campers.

The cost for non-residents who wish to apply for Camp Joyful Soles is $187.50 per week. And the same guidelines apply for by-the-week registrations.

ABOUT THE CAMPS

Camp Bethwell will be held in the newly renovated Bethwell Community Center located at 2695 Hopwell Road (30004) and is an eight-week camp for children ages 6 to 12. It will open on June 6 and run until Aug. 5 (with no session the week of July 4). The hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Participants can expect days filled with arts and crafts, drama, treasure hunts, games, fitness and more.

Camp Joyful Soles, held at Cogburn Woods Elementary School, is for campers with mild disabilities. It is held in conjunction with Alpharetta's Camp Happy Hearts and is for children ages 12 to 18. Camp Joyful Soles will also open on June 6 and run until Aug. 5 (with no session the week of July 4). The hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well.

In addition to arts and crafts and games, campers can also experience a therapeutic equestrian program and sports programs.

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