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2019 Summer Swim Teams in Savannah, Wilmington Is., Pooler

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Summer Children's Swim Teams Leagues Savannah Wilmington Island Richmond Hill

Sign up your little swimmer for a summer swim league for Summer 2019.

Savannah Coastal Swim League (SCSL) offers competitive youth swimming in Savannah/Chatham County, Wilmington Island and Pooler during early summer.

The league consists of eight teams, encompassing more than 800 swimmers, including: Grand Lake Sharks, Isle of Hope Sharks, Landings Lightning Bolts, Mayfair Marlins, Savannah Golf Club Stingrays, Savannah Quarters Sailfish, Savannah Yacht Club Commodores and Wilmington Park Barracudas.

Some of the teams do not require club membership to participate.

Swimmers of all levels are welcome.

The league includes regular practices as well as meets during which various teams compete against each other in late May, June & early July. The 2019 Meet Schedule is posted here.

For more information including a League Contact Directory, click here.  

Pool Party @ West Chatham YMCA, Pooler

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Pool Party YMCA Coastal Georgia Pooler West Chatham

Pool Party 2019
Sat. June 8, 2019, 5-7PM
YMCA of Coastal GA – West Chatham Branch

The West Chatham YMCA along with Thrivent Financial and Care Source will be hosting the LARGEST POOL PARTY EVER IN CHATHAM COUNTY on Sat. June 8 2019, 5-7PM. Come and enjoy a night of fun with music, pool games, pizza and more.

Dinner will be provided by Thrivent Financial
DJ provided by Care Source
Water Slide provided by Care Source
Pool party and games provided by West Chatham YMCA

Cost
$5 a person with a max of $20 per family

Contact
For more info or to donate your time and talents, contact Sarah Puente 912-748-9622 or by email at sarah.puente@ymcaofcoastalga.org

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(Free with admission) Drop-In Studio @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Drop-In Studio Telfair Museums Jepson Savannah 2019
Daily Drop-In Studio
Daily | 1–4PM
Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center
FREE with museum admission. Find museum admission cost & hours here. 

Unleash your creativity and join us in our studios every day for artmaking projects for all ages!

Work at your own pace and comfort level through an array of creative mediums such as watercolors, collage, calligraphy, origami, coloring books (for adults, too!), and much more. Each month features a special project designed to connect with a specific exhibition at the museum. A studio assistant is always on hand to answer questions and assist guests. Drop-In Studio is open year round and perfect for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Upcoming Drop-In Studio Projects
Each month, the Jepson Center offers fun new art projects @ the daily Drop-In Studio to relate back to the exhibitions on view in the museum.

July The Prints of Dame Laura Knight
August Suzanne Jackson: Five Decades

Jepson Center for the Arts
207 W York St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401

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Savannah autism resources: Sensory Soft Saturday @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Sensory Soft Sunday Savannah autism 2019

Make connections while enjoying our many exhibits in a sensory-friendly way.

Savannah Children’s Museum will open early from 9-10AM Sat. for families with special needs or children who have autism to enjoy the site with less crowds and tailored sensory friendly programming.

Tickets: $8 for all guests and FREE for members.

Attendees are welcome to stay after 10AM for regular museum hours.

Savannah Children’s Museum exhibits can be enjoyed by all ages but are designed for children 12 years old and younger.

Pre-registration is required for this event as space is limited. Please contact Elisabeth Chappell at echappell@chsgeorgia.org or (912) 441-9106 to reserve a spot.

Sat. June 1, 2019
9-10AM
Savannah Children’s Museum

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Savannah Schools: St. Andrew’s Announces New Girls Varsity Basketball Coach

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

St. Andrew’s School   in Savannah recently announced Alexus Parker will take over as the new Girls Varsity Basketball Coach for the independent school. Prior to joining the St. Andrew’s team, she taught and coached at other Savannah private schools. She will also join the Upper School science department.

A Savannah native, Parker received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Prairie View A&M University in Texas. While attending college, she played four years of Division I basketball. Parker was named Most Valuable Player, Player of the Year, BOXTOROW HBCU All American, and Best Female Athlete of the Year. She also led Prairie View in scoring and was second in rebounding.

Parker is creating a summer plan to include workouts, clinics, and camps. Conditioning for the Varsity team begins in October.

About St. Andrew’s 

St. Andrew’s School  is a private, independent International Baccalaureate World School in Savannah inspiring young people age 3 through grade 12. Find more information here.

Schedule a tour.

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St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, www.saintschool.com , email admission@saintschool.com  On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

(Savannah Summer Camps 2019) Specialty Camps @ JEA Camp Savannah

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Registration is open for the well-established JEA Camp Savannah

Their full-day camp runs from 9AM-5PM, but you can drop off as early as 8AM and stay as late as 6pm for NO ADDITIONAL FEE.

They are also offering new and exciting Specialty Camps such as Travel Camp where campers will travel to Tampa.

The Specialty Camp rate allows your camper to participate in the regular camp activities after the Specialty Camp program is done for the day, allowing your camper to be engaged the entire day.

Spaces are limited and all Specialty Camps are subject to cancellation dependent on minimum enrollment.

For more information or to register, visit their website by clicking here!

Specialty Camps include:
Potions with Professor C (Science)
Travel Camp: Tampa
Nature’s Pantry: Multi-Cultural Farm to Table (Cooking)
Day Trekkers Travel
Magic Camp

JEA Camp Savannah
5111 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31405
912-355-8111
Email: kids@savj.org

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Girls Golf of Savannah class for ages 7-17

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Girls Golf Savannah 2019

Girls Golf of Savannah’s next event is Sat. May 18 2019 at Mary Calder Golf Course in Savannah, 3-4:30PM.

May Activity: The girls will learn more about chipping and will create a “golf flower” for mom for Mother’s Day.

Open to girls ages 7-17.

Girls will play a 9-hole Putting Contest.

Find registration info here or email thegolfswingstudio@gmail.com or call 912-704-8902 & ask for Coach Paul.

Cost: $15 per girl member; $20 per girl non-member

Upcoming Girls Golf events

There will be a Girls Golf event each month plus an extra Girls Golf Summer Camp in July.
The next events are on the following dates:
May 18
June 22
July 22-25 Summer Camp
July 27

Each event will cost:
Member event pricing $15 per event
Non-member pricing $20 per event
Year membership fee $25 for 2019
Membership fee helps us with costs for running the program. Each membership is based on per family, not individual, so if you have three girls, just one membership fee. Membership fee will entitle the girl(s) a goodie bag with gifts from Girls Golf.

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(Savannah preschools, preK) The Matthew Reardon Early Learning Academy set to open August 2019

Monday, May 6th, 2019

New Savannah preschool Matthew Reardon Early Learning Academy Savannah 2019

The Matthew Reardon Early Learning Academy in Savannah is scheduled to open in August of 2019 and will serve children between the ages of 18 months and five years.

The program will be an autism inclusion preschool, utilizing the Walden School curriculum. Based on incidental learning through play, Walden creates a language rich environment that promotes social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development.

For more information about the Early Learning Academy, please plan to attend an informational session on May 14 2019 at 6:30PM or learn more online at matthewreardon.org/early-learning-academy.

Matthew Reardon Center for Autism, Inc.
11500 Middleground Road
Savannah, GA 31419
P: (912) 355-9098
matthewreardon.org

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2019) Irish Dance @ Legacy Irish Dance Academy

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Irish Dance Savannah Summer Camps 2019 Chatham County Legacy

Legacy Irish Dance Camps
Summer 2019 Savannah

Your child can learn Irish Dance this summer @ Legacy Irish Dance Camps in Savannah.

Seahorse Irish Dance Camps listed below are for beginner dancers who haven’t taken classes at Legacy as well as for current Legacy dancers.

Each day will have a different theme for the campers. Each day an award will be given to the dancer with the most creativity to encourage campers to join in the fun. Details here. 

Discounts/Incentives

*Receive $25 credit off your total price of camp when you refer another camper. There is no limit to how many referrals you make
* Family packages are available for those with multiple campers and those attending multiple camps. Please e-mail legacyofthelowcounry@gmail.com or call 912-484-7038 to find out what family discount is available for you.
* Campers will receive a 10% discount for registering for any additional camps.

Day passes

Can’t commit to an entire week? Day Passes are available for campers who can not make the full week of camp. Cost: $50 per camper per day.

Legacy Irish Dance Summer Camps in Savannah

Seahorse Irish Dance Camp, Savannah June 3-7 2019
9:30AM-1PM for boys & girls younger than 8; option of half day or full day (9:30AM-2:30PM) for ages 8 & older
Register online here. 

Seahorse Dance Camp, Savannah June 17-21 2019
9:30AM-1PM for boys & girls younger than 8; option of half day or full day (9:30AM-2:30PM) for ages 8 & older
Register online here

Summer Camps are @ Legacy Irish Dance Academy
7210 Skidaway Rd
Savannah GA 31406

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SouthCoast Health in Savannah celebrates nurses for National Nurses Week

Monday, May 6th, 2019

SouthCoast Health Savannah

In honor of National Nurses Week, SouthCoast Health in Savannah is celebrating all of their incredible nurses.

First up is Nurse Practitioner Dawn Mace. NP Dawn Mace started working at SouthCoast Health in 2008 as a part-time registered nurse for Dr. Richard Hightower. When she received the full-time position for this role, Dawn began to realize how much she loved being a nurse and also being a force of change in her patients’ lives.

Learn more here.

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Summer 2019: Water Parks near Savannah

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Water Parks Near Savannah

Ready for lazy river, spray pads & waterslides?

Water park season is here.

The Pooler water park – Surf Lagoon – is closed.

However, there are the following water parks in Statesboro, Jekyll Island & Charleston.

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Water Parks Near Savannah

Splash In The Boro opens for the 2019 summer season May 18 & 19
45 miles from Savannah in Statesboro, Ga.
Water Slides – 2 body slides and 1 inner tube slide wind around each other and finish with a plunge into a common wave pool. The park has a double flowrider , a 5-lane mat racer, a spray pad and slides for toddlers, 3 tube slides, a lazy river.

2019 Summer Season
Weekends only: May 18 & 19.
Open daily starting May 25. For hours click here.

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Summer Waves opening weekend May 11-12; opens daily for 2019 summer season Wed. May 15.
75 Miles from Savannah on Jekyll Island.

2019 Summer Season
Weekends only: May 11-12; Aug. 10-Sept. 15.
Daily: Wed. May 15-Aug. 7. Open Memorial Day & Labor Day.
For hours, click here.
Summer Waves Water Park located on Jekyll Island with 11 acres of splashing summertime fun for the whole family. Nine exciting attractions including six water slides, wave pool, lazy river, splash zone and kiddie area.

Opening dates & hours are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm Summer Waves is open.  912.635.2074

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Charleston, SC Water Parks

Splash Zone Waterpark
at James Island County Park
871 Riverland Drive
Charleston, SC 29412
79 Miles from Savannah in Charleston, SC
2019 Summer Season Schedule
10AM-6PM
Open Weekends May 11-12, May 18-19, May 25-26
Open Daily starting May 27
Weekends Only Aug. 17-Labor Day.
Schedule here.
200-foot tube slide – 200-foot open slide – Caribbean play structure with slides, wheels, and sprays – 500-foot lazy river with an adventure channel featuring sprays and a waterfall – Leisure pool – open seasonally

Whirlin Waters Adventure Waterpark
87 miles from Savannah in North Charleston, SC
2019 Summer Season
10AM-6PM
•Weekends Only: May 5-June 2. Open on Memorial Day May 27. Aug. 17-Labor Day
•Daily: Starting June 8.
Fun for all ages, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark is located within North Charleston Wannamaker County Park and offers seasonal, island-style water play packed into over 15-acres.
Rip Tide Run mat racer takes riders on an exciting head-to-head competition over gut wrenching bumps, accelerating riders towards the finish line. (minimum height of 42”)

Splash Island Waterpark
91 miles away in Mount Pleasant, SC
2019 Summer Season
10AM-6PM
•Weekends Only: May 5-June 2. Open on Memorial Day May 27. Aug. 17-Labor Day
•Daily: Starting June 8.
200-foot water slide – 16-foot otter slide – Sprays, geysers, and raindrop waterfalls – The Cyclone, a 10-minute swirling water ride – Recreational pool

Kindermusik Savannah classes including Saturday classes; first class is free

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Saturday Family Kindermusik Savannah classes 2019 toddlers

Join Kindermusik Savannah‘s Saturday family class.

Meeting every Saturday morning at 11AM for ages 0-7 with their caregivers, this class is exploding with music, movement, family bonding time, and excitement.

Your first class is TOTALLY FREE. Just text SATURDAY to 912-432-5885 or visit kindermusikwith88keys.com to set yours up!

Kindermusik Savannah, kindermusikwith88keys.com,  email music@kindermusikwith88keys.com or info@kindermusikwith88keys.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Juneteenth 2019 FREE Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

FREE Family Day 2019 Juneteenth Telfair Museums Jepson Center Savannah Save the Date
Juneteenth Free Family Day, Sat. June 8 2019, 1-4PM.

Juneteenth is the oldest public celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.

Telfair kicks off its 12th annual Juneteenth observance with a Free Family Day filled with storytelling and demonstrations highlighting African American history and Gullah culture on Sat. June 8 2019.

Included are storytelling programs by longtime presenters Jamal Toure and Queen Quet, hands-on activities for students, demonstrations of traditional crafts, a 3pm musical performance, and more. Join us for a free day of fun and learning!

Telfair’s celebration was founded by local historian and poet Vaughnette Goode-Walker, who remains the event’s creative force.

Details here. 

Jepson Center
207 W. York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

(Savannah Summer Camps 2019, Speech Therapy) Communication Camp @ GSU Armstrong Campus

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Summer Communication Camp in Savannah is a four-week program for children between the ages of 4 and 7 years to enhance communication skills.

Campers will be grouped by age to participate in fun, enriching activities with a focus on improving their communication and literacy skills. Camp sessions will include large group, small group and some individualized activities as needed. Graduate speech-language pathology clinicians, under the supervision of licensed and certified speech-language pathologists, will staff the camps.

Ages: 4-7 year old boys and girls

Summer Communication Camp Dates

Session 1: June 3-June 19, 2019 Monday/Wednesday 9-11:30AM
Session 2: June 24-July 10, 2019 Monday/Wednesday 9-11:30AM
Location: Camps will take place at Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus in Suite 25 of the Armstrong Center (13040 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31419 Suite 25).

Registration: Your camper may attend one or both four-week camp sessions. Please call 912-344-2788 to register. The registration fee for this camp is $175 per camper per four-week session. Payment in full is required with the completed registration form to hold a camper’s spot.

Learn more here. 

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2019) Summit Gymnastics Day Camps

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Summit Gymnastics Summer Fun Day Camps 2019

Summit Gymnastics in Savannah will offer weekly Summer Fun 2019 Day Camps for ages 3-10.

Camps are Monday-Friday, 9AM-1PM.

Discounts

Cost of 5-day camp: $180. Sign up for more than one week & receive a 15% discount on each additional week. Siblings will receive a 15% discount on camp fees.

Register  

To register online, click here. 

Or call at 912-921-1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com.

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(Savannah & Pooler Pediatricians) Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Pediatric Associates of Savannah pediatricians Chatham County Pooler

Summer means check up season.

Schedule your pediatrician appointment before slots fill up.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Pediatrics Associates of Savannah locations

Pediatric Associates in Savannah
4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100,
Savannah 31404
912.355.2462

Pediatric Associates of Savannah in Pooler
110 Medical Park Drive
Pooler 31322
912.330.5010

Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Whitemarsh Is.
1001 Memorial Dr
Savannah 31410
912.898.9800

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.com On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser