All Roads Lead to Rome, June 13 to Aug. 12
Master’s Academy Classical Club in Matthews will introduce area 8-to-12-year-olds to the language, art and culture of ancient Rome. This fun, high energy, hands-on enrichment program will focus on conversational Latin and vocabulary, mythological stories, and the clothing, food, art and architecture of ancient times. Some Greek will even be included. Highlights include mosaic making, a toga fashion show, a Roman feast featuring roasted dormice (made out of marshmallows and chocolate kisses!) and an Olympic competition.
Cost is $175 per student for a week-long session.
For more information or to register, e-mail Sherri Madden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aviation Career Education Academies
Teens entering seventh to 12th grades can turn a fascination with flying into a lifelong passion at the Monroe Airport, where they’ll tour aviation companies and Air Traffic Control facilities, do mini courses on aviation topics, hear guest speakers, take field trips and learn career opportunities. Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport, 3900 Paul J. Helms Drive, Monroe. Camp dates are being finalized.
For more information and a list of prices, visit www.ncaviationeducation.aero.
Camp Invention, June 20-July 28
Area schools, including Mint Hill’s Bain and Lebanon Road elementary schools, Mint Hill Middle School and Matthews’ Crown Point and Elizabeth Lane elementary schools, each will offer a weeklong session of Camp Invention sponsored by Invent Now Kids. The camps, held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., reinforce school-year learning through hands-on fun featuring problem-solving through real-world challenges that foster creativity, science literacy and teamwork.
Cost: $215 per session
For more information or to register, visit www.invent.org/camp/default.aspx.
Charlotte Academy of Music camps, June 20-Aug. 12
The Charlotte Academy of Music, 15040 Idlewild Road, suite C, near Matthews will host a variety of camps for ages 4 to 18, Campers can experience the song and dance style of the hit TV series “Glee,” piano, art, musical theatre and more.
Costs range from $170-230.
For more information, call 704-545-7400
or visit www.charlotteacademyofmusic.com.
Court Camp, June 13 to July 22
The 26th Judicial District of North Carolina, in partnership with Justice Initiatives, Inc., will host Court Camp for teens ages 14 to 18. Court Camp is an educational program offered each summer for students who are interested in learning more about the law and the North Carolina Judicial System and who are possibly considering a career in law. The weeklong camps take place at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse.
Participants will learn about the North Carolina Judicial System, meet judges, clerks, deputy sheriffs, attorneys, court reporters, interpreters, and other court personnel, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Mecklenburg County Courthouse, take a tour of the Mecklenburg County Jail, The Charlotte School of Law, a large law firm, observe live criminal and civil trials and participate in a mock trial and role playing. Coursework consists of classroom lecture, videos, hands-on activities and guest speakers. A graduation ceremony is held on the last day of the camp at which parents are invited to attend.
For more information or to register visit www.justiceinitiatives.org/courtcamp.php.
Get crafty at Mint Hill Arts, June 14-Aug. 18
Campers ages 5 and older can sign up for weeklong, half-day instruction in drawing, painting, clay, photography, drama and more.
7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill
Cost: $50-$90 per session.
For more information or to register, visit www.minthillarts.org.
Grand Slam USA
Matthews’ Grand Slam USA will host multiple instructional baseball camp sessions for ages 5-12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Campers will receive individual instruction from professional group leaders, high school coaches and collegiate players and practice drills designed to develop personal skills.
Campers also will scrimmage against each other.
Matthews Athletic Recreation Association, 1200 S. Trade St., Matthews
To register or for more information, visit www.grandslamusa.org or call 704-847-5333.
Matthews’ FunShine Day Camps, June 13-Aug. 12
Camp FunShine campers ages 6-11, can enjoy swimming, games, field trips, sports, weekly themes and more.
For more information on all camps offered and prices, visit www.matthewsfun.com.
Socrates Academy summer camps, June 20-Aug. 5
Socrates Academy, a charter school in Matthews, will host half-day summer camps for area students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Campers can learn about the Greek language and culture; explore math through hands-on exercises; learn about fitness, dance, music and more.
For more information or to register, call 704-321-1711 or visit www.socratesacademy.com.
YMCA camps, June 13-Aug. 19
Matthews’ Siskey YMCA will host adventure day camps for 3-year-olds through rising-10th-graders, featuring theme weeks with outdoor sports and activities.
3127 Weddington Road, Matthews
For more information or to register, call 704-716-4200 or visit www.ymcacharlotte.org.
Medical/special needs Camp Carolina Trails, June 12-18
The American Diabetes Association-Central Carolinas will host diabetic children at residential Camp Carolina Trails at YMCA Camp Hanes in King, N.C., near Hanging Rock; it’s the only diabetes camp in the state. Children entering grades 3-11 will have fun swimming, hiking, canoeing and making arts and crafts, all supervised and monitored by counselors and a complete medical staff experienced in diabetes care. Campers can discover new ways to manage their diabetes and connect with other children like them.
Cost: $600, scholarships are available.
For more information and an application, call Emily Wilson at 704-373-9111, ext. 3262 or e-mail email@example.com.
Fun for campers with autism, June 27-July 22
Siskey YMCA in Matthews will host Camp Boomerang, a summer day camp for children ages 5-15 with autism. An older teen version of the camp, which includes field sports, nature, a low-ropes course, fishing, swimming and more, will be offered July 5-9 for ages 15-18. The camp pairs typical children with those with autism for buddy fun.
For more information or to register, visit www.ymca charlotte.org/siskey.