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(Savannah Summer Camps 2020) Camp In Place @ Savannah Country Day School

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

Savannah Country Day School summer camp in place 2020

Camp In Place at Savannah Country Day School

Learn more & register online here. (spots limited)

Camp In Place at SCDS is the answer to your summer camp needs for 2020. Your child(ren) will love getting out of the house and having tons of fun with friends and their spectacular CIP staff.

CIP will have no more than 16 campers in a group.

Grades: rising K-5th graders

Dates/Time: June 15 – July 24th, Monday – Friday, 8:30-4:30 (No Camp on July 3rd)

Tuition: $210/week/camper + 1 time $35 non-refundable summer registration fee

Featuring: fantastic indoor/outdoor games, creative arts and crafts, wacky competitions, talent shows, game shows, lip sync contests, nature explorations, camper-led play and much more!

Extended Care: $65 weekly, includes morning wait 7:30-8:30 AM & after care 4:30-5:30 PM

ACA camper/staff ratios-

Rising K – 1st graders – 1:6 ratio

Rising 2nd – 5th graders – 1:8 ratio

Camp In Place at SCDS will be following the protocols required by Gov. Kemp’s Executive Order, Reviving A Healthy Georgia, issued on May 12, 2020, which itemizes 32 measures (pages 23-26) for all camps to follow, and the CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President’s Plan for Opening America Up Again issued on May 17, 2020 (please see pages 44-48 for camps). The SCDS safety policy incorporates those measures as follows.

As guidelines or restrictions change, Camp In Place will adjust accordingly.

Drop-off and Pick-up
Parents and guardians will be required to remain in their vehicles, and you will not be permitted to visit camp. Siblings who are not attending camp will also need to remain in the vehicle.

Contactless Sign In and Sign Out
Camp Staff will sign your child in and out each day.

Health Screening
Campers and staff will be screened daily at drop-off, preventing anyone from entering with a temperature greater than 100 degrees, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, other respiratory symptoms, chills, shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss or taste or smell.

Staff Training
CIP summer staff will be trained on how to identify symptoms of illness in campers and other staff members, the proper processes for removing a potentially ill person, and the infection mitigation procedures to perform in such an event.

Mid-day Screening
Campers and Staff will have a second temperature screening during the day. Any person with a temperature greater than 100 degrees or cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, other respiratory symptoms, chills, shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss or taste or smell at any time while at camp shall be separated from the group immediately and must leave the camp facility as soon as practicable.

Suspicion of COVID-19
CIP will provide an isolation area for sick staff members or campers.

Hand Sanitizer and Handwashing
Camp staff will provide hand sanitizer to campers as soon as practicable upon drop-off and throughout the camp day. Campers will also be instructed to properly wash their hands during each restroom break, snack break, and meal break as well as throughout the day.

Limited, Static Groups
CIP will ensure that no group size will exceed 20 people including campers and staff in a space. To the extent possible, SCDS Camps will keep the same staff and campers in the same group for the duration of the camp session.

Social Distancing Between Groups
CIP will enforce social distancing between groups, prohibit all-camp gatherings, and prohibit congregating among campers belonging to different groups. When offered, in the case of extended care, campers will socially distance by group.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
PPE will be available to CIP campers and staff. Staff will be instructed to wear face masks when feasible and appropriate

Personal Belongings
CIP will provide a separate designated space for each camper to store personal belongings throughout the duration of the camp. Campers first and last name must be clearly written in black permanent marker on all personal belongings.

Lunch and Snack
CIP Campers will be required to bring their own lunch and snack(s) with them to camp each day in a soft-sided cooler with an ice pack. Campers first and last name must be clearly written in black permanent marker on the cooler and on all non-disposable items in the cooler.

Gloves
Staff will wear gloves if and when they are helping campers open items from meals and snacks, and they will be required to change gloves in between each camper.

Transportation
CIP will not be transporting campers this summer.

Visitors
SCDS will be prohibiting unnecessary visitors to campus. Campus tours will be given in cars for the most part; any building tours that may occur will be kept away from summer camp operations and guests and staff on the tours will be given face coverings.

Sanitizing Bathrooms
SCDS Staff will clean and sanitize bathrooms and all frequently touched surfaces regularly throughout the opening hours in addition to the regular cleaning schedule. Shared restrooms will be sanitized no less than twice per day.

Nursing Support
An SCDS nurse will be on-site during all times that Campers are present at the camp facility to the extent practicable.

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Summer reading tutoring/intervention @ Savannah Educational Consultants

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Summer tutoring Savannah Educational Consultants

At Savannah Educational Consultants, highly trained, experienced, and certified reading specialists provide individualized instruction utilizing best practices in the field.

Effective interventions target the development of lagging skills and promote the abilities and knowledge critical to reading growth.

If you are interested in tutoring or other services, or for more information, please call 912-238-9552.

Savannah Educational Consultants
130 Tibet Ave., Suite 103
Savannah, GA 31406

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2020) Athletics, Robotics camps @ Benedictine Military School

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Benedictine Summer Camps 2020 Savannah

Benedictine Summer Camps 2020

Because of safety concerns regarding COVID-19, Benedictine Military School in Savannah is offering sport-specific camps with limited enrollment, as well as two academic camps: Robotics and Study Skills. The Study Skills workshop is offered to incoming BC freshmen.

Register online here. 

BASKETBALL CAMP (JUNE 15-19, 12 P.M.-3 P.M.; Limit is 25 participants maximum) COST: $100
Boys and girls who are rising 3rd through 8th grade students are invited to attend. (Limit is 25 participants maximum). BC Varsity Basketball Head Coach Frank Williams and Assistant Coach Cyrus Hunter will teach campers fundamentals, strategy and help them develop dribbling, passing, shooting, and defensive techniques.

ROBOTICS CAMP (JUNE 15-19, 9 A.M.-12 P.M.; Limit is 12 participants maximum) COST: $300
Robotics camp is geared toward middle school and rising ninth-grade students. (Limit is 12 participants maximum). Students will spend the time at camp building and programming their Vex robotics kits during the week to culminate in a demonstration at the end of camp. For more information, please email Mr. Drew Schwalbe ’90 at andrew.schwalbe@bcsav.net or Ms. Adell Sheahan at adell.sheahan@bcsav.net. Snacks provided.

QUARTERBACK TRAINING CAMP (JUNE 18-19, 9 A.M.-12 P.M.; Limit is 25 participants maximum) COST: $100
Boys and girls who are rising 3rd through 8th students are invited to attend. (Limit is 25 participants maximum). Coach A.J. DeFilippis will provide individual instruction to help campers with their footwork and passing mechanics. For more information, contact Coach DeFilippis at (912) 663-6132 or aj.defilippis@bcsav.net. Camp includes T-shirt. Bring sneakers and cleats.

CHEER CAMP (JUNE 24-26, 9 A.M.-12 P.M.; Limit is 35 participants maximum) COST: $100
Girls age 4 through rising eighth grade students are invited to attend. (Limit is 35 participants maximum). Campers will learn cheers, stunts, dances, tumbling, and more. For more information, contact Ms. Anne Holland at AHolland1088@gmail.com.

LINEBACKER CAMP (JUNE 24-26, 9 A.M.-12 P.M.; Limit is 20 participants maximum) COST: $100
Boys and girls who are rising 3rd through 8th students will learn coverage skills as well as safe techniques for tackling receivers and ball-carriers. (Limit is 20 participants maximum). For more information, contact Coach Galen Houston at galen.houston@bcsav.net.

SOCCER CAMP (JULY 6-10, 9 A.M.-12 P.M.; Limit is 25 participants maximum) COST: $160
Boys and girls who are rising 3rd through 8th grade students will learn ball-handling, shooting, passing, and defensive skills. (Limit is 25 participants maximum). For more information, contact BC Soccer Head Coach Charlie Moore at (912) 224-5253 or charlie.moore@bcsav.net or charlesmoore6796@gmail.com

BASEBALL CAMP (JULY 13-17, 9 A.M.-12 P.M.; Limit is XX participants maximum) COST: $100
Registration is not available at this time for Baseball Camp.

STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOP FOR INCOMING BC FRESHMEN (JULY 21-23, 2 P.M.-4:30 P.M.) COST: $100
For incoming BC freshmen. Taught by BC Assistant Principal Mr. Kevin Farmer ’92 and BC Director of Admissions Mr. Brennan Lemieux ’01, this course is designed to equip students with the study skills and motivation needed to be successful at BC. For more information, contact Mr. Lemieux at (912) 644-6532 or brennan.lemieux@bcsav.net, or contact Mr. Kevin Farmer at (912) 644-7003 or kevin.farmer@bcsav.net.

MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL CAMP (JULY 22-24, 9 A.M.-12 P.M.; Limit is 50 participants maximum) COST: $100
Boys and girls who are rising 6th through 8th graders are invited to attend. (Limit is 50 participants maximum). Individual attention will be given with an emphasis on safely learning strong fundamentals encompassing areas like passing, catching, route-running, kicking, blocking, tackling, offensive strategies and defensive coverages. Contact BC Football Head Coach Danny Britt at danny.britt@bcsav.net for more information.

Benedictine Military School, 6502 Seawright Dr. Savannah, GA 31406, tel: (912) 644-7000, On Facebook here. Follow Benedictine on twitter here.  Benedictine Military School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Pin Point Heritage Museum in Savannah Reopening

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Pin Point Heritage Museum Savannah

Pin Point Heritage Museum in Savannah will now be open Thursday through Saturday from 9AM-5PM, beginning this Thursday, May 28 2020.

The museum is an open-air historic site with plenty of space for safe social distancing. For the safety of all staff and guests, the museum will be observing:
*Social distancing protocols
*Implementing enhanced sanitizing procedures.
*Changes to the exhibit flow and daily programming for guest safety.

Guests are encouraged to wear masks and adhere to public health safety notices.

Capacity will be limited to 10 guests at a time every half an hour, first come, first served, so please call ahead to check availability. Abbreviated guided tours will be offered every half hour. Guests can then explore and examine exhibits more closely. Visitors can purchase tickets on-site at Pin Point Heritage Museum.

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In-Studio Kindermusik Savannah classes are back

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Kindermusik Savannah toddlers preschoolers

Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano invites you to choose your preferred format for the month of June- virtual classes will still continue, and limited in-studio options will also be offered.

Classes available weekday mornings, afternoons and weekends for ages 0-7!

Text MUSIC to 912-432-5885 to try your first class for free.

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SouthCoast Health: Why You Should Always Reach for Water & The Dangers of Sugary Drinks

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
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SouthCoast Health’s Dr. Leland R. Dampier, III

Georgia is one of the top five states with the highest sugar consumption, with about one in three Georgian adults drinking soda a day.

“About half of the United States adult population drinks a soda a day,” SouthCoast Health Family Physician Leland Dampier, MD said.

“…But I’m sure if that more adults knew what they were doing to their bodies, they would work hard to never drink soda again.”

Learn about why you should not drink soda & the benefits of water here.

If you have any more questions about the negatives of soda or the benefits of water, click here to schedule an appointment with any of SouthCoast Health’s general physicians.

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Phased reopening of areas near Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

https://www.exploregeorgia.org/savannah/outdoors-nature/trails-tours/mcqueens-island-trailHistoric Fort Pulaski and Cockspur Island near Savannah remain closed due to the COVID-19 shutdown. A reopening date has not released.

Fort Pulaski National Monument is working closely with the National park Service Office of Public Health officials on implementing an adaptive recovery plan to increase access to park areas. The goal is to ensure public areas and work spaces are safe and clean for visitors, employees, partners, and volunteers.

While Cockspur Island is currently closed, The Lazaretto Creek and the McQueen’s Islands areas of the park are currently accessible to the public.

Details and updates on park operations will continue to be posted at www.nps.gov/FortPulaski and social media.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah reopens

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

 

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens Savannah gardens

 

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah has reopened to the public.

Hours are 10AM-4PM Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Cost: $5 for adults; $3 for kids.

Learn more here. 

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm
2 Canebrake Rd.
Savannah, GA 31419

(Savannah photographers) Summertime portrait deal with Memory Lane Photography

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Savannah photographers portraits Bluffton SC pooler Memory Lane Photography

Memory Lane Photography Savannah photographers portraits

Memory Lane Photography is offering a sweet summertime discount on portraits: $25 off any session between now and the end of July 2020.

Sessions must be booked with deposit by last day in June 2020. Book online here. 

Portraits by Savannah professional photographer Candice Kallam, owner of Memory Lane Photography, are in high demand by parents in Savannah & the Lowcountry.  Areas covered include Statesboro, Effingham County, Savannah, Tybee Is., Pooler,  Brunswick, Bluffton SC as well as these Florida spots: Jacksonville, St. Augustine & Palm Coast

Memory Lane Photography offers natural light, lifestyle photography. Events covered include prom, family, small weddings, elopement, engagement, mini portrait sessions as well as mommy & me, daddy & me, senior portraits.

Stay connected & updated about portrait sessions by following Memory Lane Photography on Instagram here and on Facebook here. 

Memory Lane Photography
Candice Kallam
912-346-7791
email: memorylanephotos.events@gmail.com

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(Therapists, Counselors, Savannah) Low Country Counseling

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Savannah therapists Low Country Counseling

Low Country Counseling in Savannah

Madeleine Shaver @ Low Country Counseling in Savannah works in a private practice setting specializing in eating disorders and chemical dependency.

Treatment focus also includes resolving underlying trauma and subsequent codependency issues. She provides psychotherapy for those seeking a new way to live in recovery in these identified areas.

General therapeutic services are also addressed- primarily coping strategies for mood disorders, anxiety or OCD, stress management, unwanted chaos, or building supportive relationships.

Her practice offers group therapy for women with problematic over-eating patterns. She has a passion for helping others understand themselves, their relationships with loved ones, and finding freedom through recovery.

Learn more about Savannah therapist Madeline Shaver here. 

If you or a loved one is in need of support, Low Country Counseling offers specialized therapy for individuals, moms, couples, families, and teens. Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions or to schedule an appointment. Help is available.

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JK Rowling releases The Ickabog, her first non-Harry Potter children’s book, in free online installments

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

J.K Rowling The Ickabog free online children's book

J.K. Rowling’s new children’s chapter book – The Ickabog – will be published for free online here, in installments, over the next seven weeks, a chapter (or two, or three), at a time.

Rowling writes “It isn’t Harry Potter and it doesn’t include magic. This is an entirely different story.” The first two chapters, which went online on Tues. May 26, introduced King Fred the Fearless, ruler of Cornucopia, and five-year-old Bert Beamish.

Read it here.

The Ickabog book will be published in November 2020. Rowling writes: “I’m going to donate all my royalties to help people who have been affected by the coronavirus.”

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Illustration Competition

J.K. Rowling is inviting children ages 7-12 to help illustrate The Ickabog. Every day when chapters of the story are uploaded, she will offer suggestions for what to draw or paint to illustrate the story, then kids can enter drawings or paintings into the official competition being run by J.K. Rowling’s publishers, for a once in a lifetime chance to be featured in The Ickabog book, which is published in November.

Find details on how to enter here. 

(Savannah online summer camps 2020) Reading, Math, Writing & STEM: Coding Camps @ Sylvan

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Summer Camps Sylvan Savannah online

Stuck at Home this Summer…. Let Sylvan Learning of Savannah come to the rescue!

Sylvan Learning of Savannah is now offering online summer camps. Don’t let the summer slide happen for your students! Sylvan offers online Reading, Math, Writing and STEM: Coding Camps. Space is limited, so make sure that you sign up soon.

Please call 912.355.2267 for more information.

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Tutoring In-Center or Online with Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

sylvan tutoring savannah

Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah is excited to announce their safe new ONLINE and IN-CENTER tutoring options for your kids and teens this summer.

Online offerings are ready to go and in-center instruction will resume June 15 2020. Sylvan has a ton of space and multiple entry points, so it will be easier for Sylvan to follow all CDC recommendations, including, but not limited to, keeping students 6 feet apart, keeping fresh air circulated, sanitizing all work areas, wearing of masks, etc.

So now you can have the same quality Sylvan experience families have trusted for over 40 years, but with more options.

Sylvan also will have STEM Camps that can be done online, too.

Be sure your kiddos don’t fall any further behind their national or local peers by giving Sylvan a call, or clicking here to learn more. (After all, we know how being thrust into homeschooling went for y’all)

Sylvan is here to help. 912.355.2267. Learn more here.

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Savannah Educational Consultants offers tutoring for all ages, grade levels in all subjects.

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Summer Reading Savannah Educational Consultants tutoring

Savannah Educational Consultants offers tutoring for all ages and grade levels and in all subjects.

One-to-one weekly instruction with a dedicated SEC tutor may be targeted to summer assignments while addressing long term goals!

Small group tutoring sessions available upon request. Virtual sessions are available.

Savannah Educational Consultants also offers tutoring for the SAT and ACT.

If you are interested in tutoring or other services, or for more information, please call 912-238-9552.

Savannah Educational Consultants
130 Tibet Ave., Suite 103
Savannah, GA 31406

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New Kindermusik Savannah classes in June

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Kindermusik Savannah classes toddlers kids

Join Kindermusik Savannah  with 88 Keys Piano for brand new themes in June.
Cuddle and Bounce, Ages 0-2: “Peekaboo!”
Wiggle and Grow Family, Ages 0-7: “Rhyme Around Town”
Move and Groove, Ages 4-7: “Rhythms of the Land”

Classes offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays – first class is free! Text “MUSIC” to 912-432-5885 or visit kindermusikwith88keys.com for more info.

Scholarship

Deadline is May 31 to apply for Kindermusik Savannah June Special Needs Scholarship. Free tuition for the entire month will be awarded to one child in need. If you have a child or know a child ages 0-7 who may qualify, contact Kindermusik Savannah at info@kindermusikwith88keys.com.

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2020) Tybee Island SeaCamp for ages 6-11

Sunday, May 24th, 2020

SeaCamp Summer Camp, June 1-July 31 2020, Tybee Marine Science Center

SeaCamp is at the NEW center on Tybee Island’s North Beach!

Kids ages six to 12 years old
Nine week-long sessions of Sea Camp throughout June and July.
A weekly session goes from Monday to Friday, from 9:30AM-4PM
Curbside Drop-Off and Pick-Up

The health and safety of your child is of the utmost importance to SeaCamp and the camp has implemented procedures that meet the guidelines of the CDC, American Camp Association, and the directives issued by the State of Georgia’s Executive Order.

Download 2020 SeaCamp Information Sheet for the full scoop.

Register online here. 

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