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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Milton's two new summer camps take form.

Courtesy Appen Newspapers

City hiring camp directors, counselors; Registration opens March 16 and 17


Milton, Ga. - Planning for Milton's two new summer day camps – Camp Bethwell and Camp Joyful Soles – is in full swing, with the city hiring staff and opening registration for residents March 16 and 17.

The Milton Parks and Recreation Department is hiring nine part-time, seasonal positions – directors, lead counselors and counselors – to run and staff Camp Bethwell and Camp Joyful Soles. Interested applicants need to have graduated high school by June 1, 2011. a

Complete information on job qualifications, pay and more is available at the city of Milton's online Career Center at www.cityofmiltonga.us. Click "careers" at the bottom left of the home page or choose "Apply for a job" from the "I want to" drop down menu located at the top left of the home page.

Applications are due March 28.

Camp registration

Resident registration for the two camps will open March 16-17. Registration for Camp Bethwell will begin Wednesday, March 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Suite 107G of Milton City Hall, located at 13000 Deerfield Parkway. It will continue during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) after that date. Non-residents must wait until March 28 to register, and can do so during regular business hours at Suite 107G of Milton City Hall.

The cost is $110 for Milton residents and $165 for non-Milton residents (a 50 percent increase) per week. Guardians may register for all eight weeks or for a week at a time. There is a $50 per-week, non-refundable, non-transferable fee to hold spaces in future weeks. The remainder of the balance is due prior to the week reserved.

Registration for Camp Joyful Soles will be Thursday, March 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., also in Suite 107G of Milton City Hall and is open to Alpharetta residents as well. It will continue during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) after that date. Non-Milton and non-Alpharetta residents must wait until March 28 to register, and can do so during regular business hours at Suite 107G of Milton City Hall.

The cost is $125 for Milton and Alpharetta residents and $187.50 for non-residents (a 50 percent increase) per week. Guardians may register for all eight weeks or for a week at a time. As with Bethwell, 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.

Camp Bethwell will be held in the newly renovated Bethwell Community Center. It is an eight-week camp for ages 6 to 12 open June 6 to Aug. 5 (with no session the week of July 4) from 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 be open June 6 to Aug. 5 (with no session the week of July 4) from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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

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