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Jekyll Island Summer Camps Now Open for Sign-ups

Spring has just sprung in the Golden Isles, but summertime plans for the kids are well underway. Wondering how to keep the little ones entertained during the summer school break? Jekyll Island has some programs that may be of interest.

Summer camps are being offered for seven weeks during June and July. While there are different camps to choose from, the basics are the same. All the camps run for five days, and registration covers a camp T-shirt, water bottle, daily lunches and a one-day visit to the island’s waterpark, Summer Waves.

Camp hours are Mondays-Fridays, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and aftercare is not currently being offered. For the complete list of the camp’s schedules, click here.

Parents can rest assured that their children will be properly cared for since the programs are all maintained by qualified counselors in charge of no more than six campers.

  • Cost: $280 per camper, per week
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (aftercare is not currently available)
  • 2018 Summer Camp Schedule: Download PDF

There are four different summer camps available.

Tennis Camp

This camp is designed for the most basic beginner or more intermediate players. Skill level divides the camp sessions, and each session will be split into personalized, one-on-one time with the instructor and games with drills.

All tennis camps provide 20 hours of instruction, a trip to the water park, lunch by Larry’s Giant Subs, a water bottle and a camp shirt.

Here is the summer session schedule:

STARters: Session One

Who: Beginner players, ages 6-10
When: June 18-22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

STARters: Session Two

Who: Slightly older beginners & intermediate players, ages 11-15
When: July 9-13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

STARters: Session Three

Who: Beginners of all ages
When: July 23-27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Jekyll Island Tennis Center
400 Captain Wylly Rd.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

The camp director is Mr. Stewart Atkins, the Director of Tennis within the Jekyll Island Authority. He has been a member of the Authority since 2016 and has over 20 years of experience within the tennis industry.

Time Travelers Camp

Kids joining this camp can expect a journey through history with daily field trips, games, and hands-on activities. Time periods range from Native American times, Colonial times, Golden Age of Piracy, the Gilded Era, the Roaring 20s and the 1950s.

Included in registration with this weekly camp option includes 25 hours of instruction, a trip to the water park, daily lunch by Larry’s Giant Subs, a camp shirt, and a commemorative pin.

The island’s website provides more details about this camp:

Who: Ages 8-12

When: July 9-13, 2018 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Villa Ospo is the summer camp clubhouse, departing from this location for daily adventures and returning for drop-off and pick-up times.
381 Riverview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

The camp director is Ms. Cheltsey Vann, a Brunswick native and lover of nature and history. Holding a formal background in education, Ms. Vann loves to incorporate hands-on experiences to make learning more fun and concrete for students. Since the Time Traveler’s Camp began in 2016, she has been the head camp counselor.

Sea Turtle Camp

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center invites all junior scientists, sea turtle lovers or upcoming conservationists to join in the week-long camp. Campers will participate in outdoor activities, field-based adventures and plenty of sea turtle interactions!

Each day, the camp will focus the variety of habits within the island, including the freshwater ponds, maritime forest, the beach and the tidal marshlands. Topics will cover turtle biology, conservation and threats faced by these animals.

This camp provides 20 hours of instruction, a trip to the island’s water park, lunch by Larry’s Giant Subs and a shirt and water bottle.

Here’s the schedule breakdown from the camp’s website:

Rising 1st-4th graders

Who: Rising 1st-4th graders
When: All camps meet Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aftercare is not available.

  • June 4-8
  • June 11-15
  • July 9-13
  • July 23-27

Rising 5th-7th graders

Who: Rising 5th-7th graders
When: All camps meet Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aftercare is not available.

  • June 18-22
  • June 25-29
  • July 16-20

Where: Georgia Sea Turtle Center Classroom
214 Stable Rd.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

The camp director is Nicki Thomas, Education Coordinator at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. She works closely with the staff to ensure each camp is fun, memorable and positively engages the campers and their families.

 

Golf Camp

This camp is broken into sessions by skill level and each camp features daily instruction, fun skill challenges and on-course play. Topics covered will be putting, chipping, full swing, pitching, etiquette and rules.

This camp includes 20 hours of instruction, a visit to the island’s water park, daily lunches by Larry’s Giant Subs, a water bottle and camp shirt.

Here’s the schedule for Golf Camp:

Level One FUNdamentals

Who: Beginning golfers, ages 6-12
When:

  • June 18-22, 9.a.m.-2 p.m.
  • July 9-13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Level Two Advanced

Who: Campers comfortable playing on the golf course, all ages
When: July 23-27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Jekyll Island Golf Club
322 Captain Wylly Rd.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

The Golf Camp director is Spencer Brookman. Mr. Brookman is the Director of Golf at the Jekyll Island Golf Club and is a U.S. Kids Certified instructor.

Making arrangements for kids’ summer breaks can be stressful, but Jekyll Island makes it a breeze. With interactive and hands-on activities, kids are sure to be entertained every week.

For more information, or to enroll, visit their website here.

Since 2008,Debra has enjoyed writing about travel and music for magazines and blogs. In 2013, she and her family moved to Coastal Georgia from SW Missouri. She is glad to have traded in cold winters for the sunny skies of the south. She loves to share news about upcoming events around Camden and Glynn counties, and enjoys the plentiful variety of scheduled activities throughout Southeast Georgia. When she isn't working, she and her daughter can be found enjoying one of the many local beaches, relaxing on St Simons Island, or traveling down one of the many hiking trails in the area. Debra can be reached at DebraPamplin@outlook.com

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