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Science & Technology Summer Camps 2015 with Georgia Tech Savannah @ various schools in Chatham, Effingham, Liberty counties

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Georgia Tech Summer Camps in Savannah 2015

Give your kids a unique summer camp experience focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math @ Georgia Tech Savannah Science & Technology Summer Camps 2015.

Registration is open. Details here. 

Full STEAM Ahead
Savannah Summer Camp enriches and encourages STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) learning for your child. Geared toward rising pre-kindergartners in a special week as well as kindergardeners to middle school students, STEAM supports learning high-level science concepts in unique ways. By combining creativity with hands-on experiences and explorations, children learn more fully and deeply.

All students are welcome at Savannah Summer Camp, including underrepresented groups, girls, and students with learning differences.

Camps will begin June 1, 2015 and end July 31, 2015. A variety of themes are offered, with each week being a special and exclusive program.Full STEAM Ahead also provides opportunities for high school students to earn service hour credits through volunteer experiences as well as paid summer internships. High school and college students compete for these opportunities and will gain valuable leadership and learning experiences.

2015 SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS

Maker Camp – Marshpoint Elementary, Savannah
Starts: 06/01/2015

Mad Science 2.0 – Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Savannah
Starts: 06/08/2015

Geek Week – STEM Academy, Savannah
Starts: 06/15/2015

Save The Planet! – Marshpoint Elementary, Savannah
Starts: 06/15/2015

Wild Blue Yonder – Windsor Forest Elementary, Savannah
Starts: 06/22/2015

Mad Science Week – Blanford Elementary, Rincon
Starts: 07/06/2015

Full STEAM Ahead – St. Andrews School, Wilmington Is.
Starts: 07/13/2015

Full STEAM Ahead Little Edition – St. Andrews School, Wilmington Is.
Starts: 07/13/2015

Wild Blue Yonder – Liberty Elementary, Midway
Starts: 07/20/2015

Mad Scientist Week – Liberty Elementary, Midway
Starts: 07/27/2015

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE DETAILS AND REGISTER FOR CAMPS

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STEM, Art, Cheer, Cooking, LEGO Summer Camps 2015 @ Hancock Day School, Savannah

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Summer Camps 2015 Hancock Day School

Hancock Day School Summer Camps 2015

Hancock Day School  – a private school in Savannah – offers a variety of sports & specialty camps for Summer 2015.

Hancock Day School Summer Camps are open to the public. Your child does not need to be an HDS student to attend.

Registration forms & more details below & at: HDS Summer Camp 2015

American Girl Camp 2015 @ Hancock Day School, Savannah. For rising 2nd-rising 4th graders.

Art: Jewelry, Mask Making & Painting Camp @ Hancock Day School, Savannah. For rising 3rd-rising 8th graders.

Athletic & other specialty camps @ Hancock Day School, Savannah

Ballet I Camp @ Hancock Day School, Savannah. For rising 3rd to rising 6th graders.

Basketball Camp @ Hancock Day School, Savannah. For rising 4th-6th graders.

Cheer Camp 2015 @ Hancock Day School, Savannah. For rising kindergarteners-5th graders.

Cooking Camp @ Hancock Day School, Savannah. For rising 2nd-5th graders.

Jewelry, Mask Making & Painting Camp @ Hancock Day School, Savannah. For rising 3rd-rising 8th graders.

LEGO Camp @ Hancock Day School, Savannah for rising pre-K to rising 3rd graders.

Sports Camp 2015 @ Hancock Day School, Savannah. For rising 2nd-rising 5th graders.

STEM Camps 2015 @ Hancock Day School, Savannah. For rising 2nd-6th graders.

Hancock Day School, www.hancockdayschool.org, 6600 Howard Foss Drive, Savannah, 31406 tel. 912-351-4500 email: kodom@hancockdayschool.org On Facebook here. On Twitter here. Hancock Day School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

FOR MORE SAVANNAH SUMMER CAMPS, VISIT OUR SUMMER CAMPS 2015 GUIDE HERE. 

Tybee Beach Bum Parade

Monday, March 30th, 2015

FREE BEACH BUM PARADE

May 15, 2015, 6:30PM, Tybee Is.
Join in the all-out water fight among fun-loving beach bums of all ages.

Daytrips/Weekend Getaways: Things To Do With Kids on Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

free kids' activities Hilton Head

SouthernMamas.com regularly spotlights our favorite nearby daytrip spots to visit with kids outside of Savannah.

One of our favorite family daytrips from Savannah is Hilton Head Is.

Things to do with kids on Hilton Head Is. include:

1. Bicycling on Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island offers over 50 scenic miles of public bicycle pathways and nature trails. The hard-packed beaches are also popular for bicycling at low tide.

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2. Free family-friendly outdoor Gregg Russell concerts at Harbour Town, Sea Pines

A classic on Hilton Head Is. for almost four decades, Gregg Russell Concerts under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town happen regularly during summer (weather permitting) & periodically during spring. Details here. 

During Summer 2015, Gregg Russell will perform his free kid-friendly outdoor concerts:
8PM-9:30PM
May 22-24
May 27-29
May 31-August 28 (every night except Saturdays)
September 3-6

This family-oriented singer/storyteller performs sing-a-longs, ballads & silly songs with audience participation. Kids in the audience try to get Gregg to pick them to sing a song to the crowd, often using creative pick-me posters etc. Concerts are free; there’s a $6 gate fee per auto.

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3. Free petting farm at Lawton Stables in Sea Pines

The free animal farm includes a deer named Callie, goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits, turtles, cows and rabbits.  Kids can also pet a friendly retired Clydesdale, Harley, at the stables. Pony rides and horseback riding available for a fee. The animal farm is free; there’s a $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto. More info here. 190 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island, 29928

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4. The wildflower garden & hiking trails in the free Sea Pines Forest Preserve

The 605-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve includes easy trails to various points of interest including the 4,000-year-old Indian Shell Ring, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and a wildflower garden that’s amazing when in bloom. The walks range from 25 minutes to one hour. Bicycles are not permitted on the nature trails, so please park your bicycles at the locations provided. Open from sunrise to sunset. The Forest Preserve is free; there’s a $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto. More info here.

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free hilton head kids activities 5. Free Sea Pines Trolley

Take the free Sea Pines Trolley to all your favorite Sea Pines locations during summer months & some holiday periods. This is a great way to entertain kids who are still thrilled by “bus rides etc”. The trolley offers an easy way to get around Sea Pines while giving you a scenic tour of a favorite family vacation resort. Schedule info here. Trolley rides are free; there’s a $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto. *Perfect rainy day activity

For Summer 2015, the free trolleys will run May 22 – Sept 6.

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6. The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum

18A Pope Ave
(843) 842-7645
Located just off Pope Avenue on the south end of the Island, this interactive museum provides a unique place for educational play between children and their parents, grandparents or caregivers. Little ones from infant to age 8 will be captivated by the fun filled play centers and engaging activities.

Summer 2015 Hours: The Sandbox be open Mon-Sat.: 10-5 June thru August, Sunday: Closed. For hours, click here.

May 2015
05/21/15 | Imagination Hour
05/25/15 | The Sandbox at Lawton Stables
05/28/15 | Imagination Hour
June 2015
06/04/15 | Imagination Hour
06/11/15 | Imagination Hour
06/17/15 | Parents Night Out (W)
06/18/15 | Parents Night Out (Th)
06/18/15 | Imagination Hour
06/24/15 | Parents Night Out (W)
06/25/15 | Parents Night Out (Th)
06/25/15 | Imagination Hour

July 2015
07/01/15 | Parents Night Out (W)
07/02/15 | Parents Night Out (Th)
07/02/15 | Imagination Hour
07/08/15 | Parents Night Out (W)
07/09/15 | Parents Night Out (Th)
07/09/15 | Imagination Hour
07/15/15 | Parents Night Out (W)
07/16/15 | Parents Night Out (Th)
07/16/15 | Imagination Hour
07/22/15 | Parents Night Out (W)
07/23/15 | Parents Night Out (Th)
07/23/15 | Imagination Hour
07/29/15 | Parents Night Out (W)
07/30/15 | Parents Night Out (Th)
07/30/15 | Imagination Hour

August 2015
08/05/15 | Parents Night Out (W)
08/06/15 | Parents Night Out (Th)
08/06/15 | Imagination Hour
08/13/15 | Imagination Hour
08/20/15 | Imagination Hour
08/27/15 | Imagination Hour

Details here. *Perfect rainy day activity

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7. Coastal Discovery Museum

70 Honey Horn Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Educational natural history and animal programs at a venue that includes salt marsh board walks, open fields, gardens, trails and a 1200 square foot butterfly habitat that is home to some 13 species of native butterflies to the Lowcountry. *Perfect rainy day activity.
More info here.

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8. Go to the beach at the newly redone Sea Pines Beach Club. 

Convenient access to the Surf Shop, restrooms, shower facilities & Surfside Market featuring to-go sandwiches, salads, snacks &  cold beverages. Details here. 87 North Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928. The beach club is free; there’s a $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto.

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9. Gregg Russell Playground at Harbour Town, Sea Pines

The Gregg Russell Playground at Harbour Town is one of the top playgrounds in our area. Fenced, somewhat shaded playground that includes a treehouse; swings; numerous slides; lots of climbing bars, jungle gym bars, monkey bars. Just outside the fenced-playground is a water fountain; picnic tables; bathrooms; and plenty of spots for lunch, drinks or coffee and of course, the famous Harbour Town lighthouse which is open to climb for a fee plus $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto.  Harbour Town, Hilton Head, SC 29928

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10. FREE historical Stoney-Baynard Ruins, Sea Pines

The ruins of the old Baynard estate, the main house as well as attendant slave quarters, are permanently preserved within six-acre Baynard Ruins Park. The home was raided during the Civil War and Union forces made it their headquarters. Details here. The ruins are free; there’s a $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto.

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For more kid-friendly daytrips/weekend getaways from Savannah, click here. 

Science & Archaeology/Palentology/Geology Camps at Savannah Children’s Museum

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Countdown to Summer 2015 is on. In celebration, we’ll spotlight a Savannah area summer camp every week from our Summer Camps 2015 Directory.

Summer Camps 2015 hosted by Savannah Children’s Museum include the following: 

Science Camp at Savannah Children's Museum 2015

Top Secret Science Camp @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Jump into the top secret world of being a scientist and explore incredible experiments in this week of mad scientist fun. Campers will engage in loads of hands-on, exciting, and educational experiments that will blow their minds.

June 15-19 (ages 7-10)
Register here.

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Archaeology Camp Savannah Children's Museum 2015

Dig It! Camp @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Dig into the past and explore the sciences deep inside the earth!
Campers will engage in activities that delve into the fascinating worlds of archaeology, paleontology, and geology during this action packed, dirt filled week of summer fun!

June 22-26 (ages 7-10)
Register here.

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Science Camp at Savannah Children's Museum 2015

Jr. Scientist Camp @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Put on your lab coats and goggles and dive into the wonderful world of science! Campers will become botanists, chemists, paleontologists, entomologists, and explore other fascinating science fields during this week of summer fun!

June 29-July 3 (ages 4-6). Register here. 
July 6-10 (ages 4-6). Register here.

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Camp Basics

All 2015 Summer Camps will be held from 9:00am-2:00pm Monday through Friday. After-care is available from 2:00pm-5:30pm each day.*

All 2015 Summer Camps* will be housed at Esther F. Garrison School of Performing Arts, the K-8 school located directly behind our museums. This will provide campers with a well-equipped and climate-controlled home-base for the week. However, this will not decrease the amount of time they spend in the museums; It will only maximize the learning space.

All of 2015 Summer Camps have been designed and will be taught by a team of highly-trained and experienced educators.

*Jr. Engineer Train Camp for ages 7-10 (July 13-17) will be housed at Georgia State Railroad Museum and after-care is not available during this week of camp.

Contact Liz Stratford at childrensevents@chsgeorgia.org

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA 31401 912.651.6823 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

FOR MORE SAVANNAH SUMMER CAMPS, VISIT OUR CAMPS DIRECTORY BY CLICKING HERE. 

U-Pick Strawberry & Blueberry Season 2015 @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

U-pick strawberry season & limited u-pick blueberry season is underway @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah.

Picking hours will be Monday-Thursday and Saturday from 9 am to 12 noon (Note there’s no berry picking on Fridays or Sundays).

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm offers fresh berry fruits for picking from the fields when in season. The harvest season is heavily weather dependent.

Call 912-921-5460 to learn the status of the field prior to arriving, as poor weather or large crowds may pick the field clean well before the 12 noon scheduled closing. The best time to pick is first thing in the morning at 9 am (as it is cooler, too).

No pets allowed in the fruit picking fields during your harvest. Children must be supervised to prevent plant trampling. You are responsible to pay for all fruits (ripe or unripe) picked during a visit.

More details here. 

COST: $2.50 per pound. Containers provided. Bring cash.

The gardens have picnic tables scattered around the grounds if you want to make a picnic out of your strawberry picking.

CGBG does NOT offer a picking service.

Stay updated about u-pick fields status by liking Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens on Facebook here. 

 

Fruit Season Time Pricing Active Season
Strawberries late March – May $2.50/lb. began April 6
Blackberries mid-May – late June $3.00/lb. 2015 season not yet started
Blueberries April – late June $3.00/lb. limited picking; began April 27

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419 (912) 921-5460, E-mail: coastal@uga.edu, www.coastalgeorgiabg.org

Kindermusik Savannah Parent & Me classes for ages 0-5 begin April 6

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Kindermusik Savannah Early Music Classes Toddlers All new themes for Kindermusik in Savannah begin in April.

Join 88 Keys Piano on Mondays beginning April 6.

Babies ages 0-1 will begin “Music Makes My Day” at 9:20am. Toddlers ages 2-3 begin “Family and Friends” at 10:15am. Children ages 4-5 begin “All Keyed Up” at 3:50pm.

To enroll, or visit a free trial class, call 912-988-5397, email music@88keysga.com, or visit our website at www.88keysga.com.

Also, make plans to join us for the Kindermusik monthly musical play date for ages 0-7. April’s theme is “April Showers, Playdate’s Ours!” Play date will be held on Wednesday, April 22 at 10am and is open to ages 0-7.

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

Contact 88 Keys Piano at 912-988-KEYS (5397) or email music@88keysga.com.

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397), www.88keysga.com . Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Enjoy a child-free night while your kids enjoy a movie & craft, Savannah & Pooler

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Savannah Kids Night Out, Parents Night Out Savannah Pooler

Pooler Kids Night Out Savannah Scribble Art Studio

Give yourself a well-deserved kid-free night.

Sign up the kids for Savannah or Pooler Kid’s Club held on various Saturday nights in April 2015 @ Scribble Art Studio in Pooler or Savannah.

Kids will do an art project & enjoy movies, pizza, and arts & crafts PLUS you will get a kid-free night. Sounds a lot better than sitter, right?

Sign up here.

Savannah location: 212 E 37th St, Savannah, 31401

Pooler location: 115 Canal St, Pooler, GA 31322

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Spring Break Cooking Camp in Savannah plus kids’ cooking classes, Pooler playdates

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Spring Break Cooking Camp Savannah April 2015

Spring Break Kids Cooking Camp
April 6-8, Ampersand (36 MLK Blvd., Savannah)
The Tummy Time Foods “Kids Can Cook” Camp is a 3-day camp that teaches kids ages 8-11 how to select and prepare healthier food options from scratch! Kids will learn basic cooking skills, knife skills, kitchen safety and more! Each day will focus on a different lesson and menu, and kids will dine on their own culinary creations! The cost is only $125 per child. To register, click here.

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Tummy Time Foods Playdates Savannah Pooler Weekly Tiny Tots Play Dates

Tuesdays at 10:15-11:15am, Tom Triplett Park (Pooler) (NO POOLER PLAYDATE ON TUES. APRIL 7)
Thursdays at 11AM-Noon and 1-2pm, Savannah Children’s Museum (Savannah)

Join Tummy Time Foods for the most creative play date in town! Kids ages 5 and younger enjoy learning, singing and story time while making two seasonal food crafts—one to eat and one to keep. Cost is $10 per child.

Advanced tickets are required and may be purchased individually or in a 4-session bundle by clicking here.

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After-School Kids’ Cooking Classes on Whitemarsh Is.

UPDATE: No Cooking Class Thurs. April 9

Thursdays at 4:15-5:45pm, Frank Murray Community Center (160 Whitemarsh Island Road, Savannah)
Each class features a special theme or ingredient and includes an interactive nutrition lesson or game. With each theme, Tummy Time Foods takes the kids on a new culinary adventure, different flavors, cuisines and seasonal produce. They incorporate nutrition and emphasize healthy eating in every class. Parents/caregivers are welcome to drop-off or stay and watch. Classes are for ages 8 & older and advanced tickets for each class are required. Cost is $25 per class or purchase a Discounted 3-Class Bundle for $65.

For list of themes and to purchase tickets, click here.

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Mr Peabody showing in Pooler tummy Time Foods Tiny Tots: Snacks… And A Movie!

Saturday, April 4, 12:00-2:00pm (Tater Bugs, 309 Hwy 80, Pooler)
Kids ages 5 and under will make delicious snacks while watching Mr. Peabody and Sherman! The cost is $12 per child and parents are free! Seating is limited. Advanced tickets are required and available here. 

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Make Ahead Freezer Meals Savannah Tummy Time Foods Family Freezer Meal Workshop
Saturday, April 25, 11am-1:30pm
Savannah State Farmer’s Market (701 Hwy 80, Savannah)
Get your family together (kids included!!) to make 5 delicious freezer-ready meals together! We provide the recipes, food, disposable bakeware… everything you need to leave with 5 meals ready for the freezer, oven, stove or crockpot! Participants will also assist in making an additional set of meals to donate to the Mommy Is In Treatment organization to benefit families going through Breast Cancer treatments.

April’s Menu:
Spicy Peach Chicken Sliders
Spinach-Filled Lasagna Rolls
Homemade Calzones with Assorted Fillings
Dessert: Mixed Berry Crisp
Breakfast: Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets with Assorted Add-ins
*Each meal serves 4-6 people.

The cost is $45 per family of 4 and includes 5 meals (3 meals, 1 breakfast and 1 dessert), recipes and cooking/reheating instructions and complete sets of disposable cookware for meals.

Advanced tickets are required and available here.  

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Kids Cooking Birthday Parties Savannah PoolerKids Can Cook!
Tummy Time Foods provides hands-on cooking and nutrition events for kids of all ages! Our signature Kids Cooking Parties are the tastiest way to learn and play! In addition to these deliciously amazing events, we also provide Birthday Cooking Parties, At-Home Cooking Parties, Cooking Classes, Cooking Camps and Family Nutrition Coaching.

Looking for a creative idea for your child’s birthday? Looking for a creative activity for your kids during winter break? Book your Kids Cooking Party today at www.tummytimefoods.com.

Tummy Time Foods, www.tummytimefoods.com, (912) 996-7120 email info@tummytimefoods.com. On Facebook here.  Tummy Time Foods is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Registration opens April 6 for Art Summer Camps 2015 @ City of Savannah studios

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Kids Spring Art Classes & Art Camp City of Savannah

Summer Break Art Camp at the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs studio

Registration Begins April 6. Details here. 

June 1 – July 31, 2015
Full Day Camp @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios, 9 W. Henry St.

Ages: 6 – 12 years old (Has completed Kindergarten)
Times: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Fee: per child per session $150/$140 city resident

Session 1 – June 1 – 5 – Ages 6-12
Session 2 – June 9 – 13 – Ages 6-8
Session 3 – June 16 – 20 – Ages 9-12
Session 4 – June 23 – 27 – Ages 6-8
(No camp the week of June 30 – July 4)
Session 5 – July 7 – 11 – Ages 9-12
Session 6 – July 14 – 18 – Ages 6-8
Session 7 – July 21 – 25 – Ages 9-12
Session 8 – July 27 – 31 – Ages 6-8

Daily Schedule
8:30am – 9:00am – Arrival
9:00am – 9:30 am – Meet and Greet / Art Centers
9:30am – 12:30pm – Rotation between classes
12:30pm – 1:00pm – Lunch
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Gym
2:00pm – 5:00pm – Rotation between classes
5:00pm – 5:30pm – Pickup

General Information
Drop Off:  Please drop off your children no earlier than 8:30am, unless prior arrangements have been made. Adults/guardians must sign in all camp participants. Students arriving after the 9:15am bell must enter camp through the Henry Street entrance and be signed in at the front desk by an adult.

Pick Up: Adults/guardians must sign out all camp participants at the back door. Late fees of $25 will be imposed for pickups between 5:30pm and 5:45pm. Students will ONLY be released to the individuals listed on the registration sheet.

Parents must sign students in and out each time the student is picked up or dropped off. In order to maintain the privacy of our students, we ask that parents refrain from entering the camp during camp hours. Please see the front desk if you need to speak with your child.

Appropriate Attire Reminders: For safety reasons, we suggest tennis shoes. Aprons are provided but we advise dressing your child in clothing appropriate for art making.

Supervised Outdoor Activity Weather Policy: Daily outings are planned to historic Forsyth Park or St. Paul’s gym. Activities will be held in the Cultural Affairs facility in the event of rain or excessive temperatures.

Please send simple, non-spoiling sandwiches, fruit, or vegetables in packaging that your child can open. Make sure that the paper bag/lunch box has your child’s name clearly marked on the front. There is NO access to a refrigerator or a microwave. NO food will be provided without prior parental approval.

Registration details here. 

Art classes & workshops @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios. 9 W. Henry St. (912) 651-6783 On Facebook here. On Twitter here. Savannah Dept. of Cultural Affairs is a SouthernMamas.com advertise

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah Fitness Classes in Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah

Stroller Strong Moms offers stroller workout classes in Savannah, Richmond Hill,  Pooler where you can get a rigorous workout with your child in tow.

Newcomers are welcome & first class is free!

See the complete class schedule here. 

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah also offers a (well-deserved) Moms & Dads’ Night Out & race of the month.

Weekly classes

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah at Forsyth Park, Savannah
9:30AM Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
1st visit free. From $7 per visit with 10 Class Pass pass

Stroller Strong Moms class at JF Gregory Park, Richmond Hill.
9:30AM Tuesdays & Thursdays
1st visit free. From $7 per visit with 10 Class Pass pass

Stroller Strong Moms class at Tom Triplett Park, Pooler.
9:30AM Tuesdays & Thursdays
1st visit free. From $7 per visit with 10 Class Pass pass

For more information, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com

Stroller Strong Moms, 12 East Park Ave. Savannah, 31401, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com On Facebook here. On Twitter herewww.strollerstrongmoms.com/wp/  Stroller Strong Moms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Save the date: 2015 FREE Fit Kids Fest, Savannah, April 18

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Junior League of Savannah KidsFest 2015 Free Family Events Savannah Junior League of Savannah to Host Fit Kids Fest free interactive health and fitness event for area kids and their parents Saturday, April 18, 2015, 3-5 PM at Optimist Field in Daffin Park.

Since the mid 1980’s obesity has increased so that not only is it considered an epidemic, but it has become one of the most serious public health problems facing the United States. One in three children in Chatham County is considered obese. Studies show that overweight kids are more likely to become overweight and obese adults. If obesity among kids continues to increase at this rate, our current generation could become the first in history to live shorter and sicker lives than their parents.

To aid in curbing this growing epidemic, the Junior League of Savannah will host their third annual Fit Kids Fest on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 from 3-5PM at Optimist Field in Daffin Park.

The first 250 kids will receive free tickets to that evening’s Sand Gnats game and a free t-shirt.

Fit Kids Fest is a free community event, focused on increasing awareness and prevention of childhood obesity by providing children and their parents with resources and tools to help them make more educated choices and live active, healthy lifestyles.

Tummy Time Foods will be this year’s event,  hosting a healthy cooking demonstration for children and their families.

Questions? Contact Kristen Peterson at 912-713-5440 or kristenpshelton@hotmail.com

Spring 2015 Savannah Art Workshops for Kids include Parent & Child Kite Making & more

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Kids Art Classes & Art Summer Camp with City of Savannah

Parent and Child Kite Making. Fused Glass Checkers.

Those are just a few of the fun kids art workshops offered in Spring 2015 @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios at 9 W. Henry St.

Register now for or children, teens, and adults in all skill levels.

Sessions begin April 20 through May 15. Four week classes are available, as well as one-day workshops..

New workshop offerings this session include Ceramic Oil Burner Workshop & Garden Tile Workshop

Class fees include instruction, use of studio space, use of equipment and all materials and tools required. Space is limited and advance registration is required.  Credit cards are accepted.

Adult classes & workshops also available. For a full schedule of Spring 2015 class & workshop descriptions, click here. 

This will be your last chance to take classes before Summer Camp 2015 starts. Registration for Summer Art Camp begins April 6. For information on Summer Art Camp 2015 with the City of Savannah Cultural Affairs Department, click here. 

Register

To register online for Spring 2015 classes & workshops, click here. You’re welcome to register online, through email,  fax (651-3677), mail (9 West Henry Street, Savannah, GA 31401) or drop it by the office.

Questions? Call 912-651-6783.

Spring 2015 Youth & Adult Workshops

 

Garden Tile Workshop  (Class Is Full)
Instructor: Clair Buckner
All ages welcome with adult helper, Saturday, May 2, 10 am -12 pm
Give your garden personality and your plants a name. Join us for a morning making garden tiles. You will make six garden stakes and decorate them to your liking! All work will be fired and you will be notified when it is ready to pick up.
$15/ $10 city resident

Parent and Child: Kite Making
Instructor: Brian Antoine Woods
Ages 6+, Saturday May 2, 10am -1pm
Come join us for a parent and child kite making workshop! Students will learn how to design, construct and decorate their high flying kite!
$15/ $10 city resident

Art classes & workshops @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios. 9 W. Henry St. (912) 651-6783 On Facebook here. On Twitter here. Savannah Dept. of Cultural Affairs is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Brand New Disney Discount: Save up to 30% this summer

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

30% summer 2015 Disney Discount Two Sisters Travel

This will be the coolest summer ever at Walt Disney World, and for a limited time save up to 30% on your room at select resort hotels.

From “Frozen” Summer Fun LIVE and Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® to new restaurants and shopping at Downtown Disney® and thrills and chills at four theme parks and two water parks, there’s something cool happening all summer long during “Coolest Summer Ever” at Walt Disney World Resort.

Package with tickets & dining to make the most of the magic!! But don’t wait availability for this promotion is limited. Get a no-obligation quote now or call 843-284-3241, and start planning your summer getaway!

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Summer 2015 Soccer Camps with Savannah United in Savannah, Wilmington Is. , Richmond Hill, Bloomingdale

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Savannah United Soccer Summer Camps 2015

Savannah United – a Southern Soccer Academy Club – has an amazing selection of Summer 2015 Soccer camps for a variety of ages including these below for younger kids.

Micro Skills Camps – June 22-26 2015. Register here. 
This program is designed to provide extra training opportunities for Micro players U4 to U8 with a focus on ball mastery & technique.
Micro Skills Camp Director
Matt Pritchard
– SSA Savannah United Program Director
– NSCAA National Diploma
Summer Skills Training Details
Days: Monday through Friday
Date: June 22 to 26
Time: 9am – 11am
Location: Ambuc Park on Sallie Mood Drive in Savannah
Ages: Players born between 8/1/2006 and 7/31/2011
Cost: $100
– Includes a Skills Camp Jersey

Register here. 

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Micro Mini Camps 7 different dates. Register here.
This program is designed to provide extra training opportunities for Micro players U4 to U8 with a focus on ball mastery & technique.
Micro Skills Camp Director
Matt Pritchard
– SSA Savannah United Program Director
– NSCAA National Diploma
Summer Skills Training Details
Days: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings
Dates: See schedule below
Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
Locations: See schedule below
Ages: Players born between 8/1/2006 and 7/31/2011
Cost: $40
– Includes a Skills Camp Jersey

Richmond Hill Mini Camp
Date: June 15, 16, 18
Location: New Life Church on HWY 144

Bloomingdale Mini Camp
Date: June 15, 16, 18
Location: Ottawa Farms on Bloomingdale Road

Wilmington Island Mini Camp
Date: June 15, 16, 18
Location: Concorde Road

Savannah Mini Camp
Date: July 20, 21, 23
Location: Ambuc Park on Sallie Mood Drive

Wilmington Island Mini Camp
Date: August 3, 4, 6
Location: Concorde Road

Bloomingdale Mini Camp
Date: August 3, 4, 6
Location: Ottawa Farms on Bloomingdale Road

Savannah United,  www.savannahunited.com,  On Facebook here.  On Twitter here. Savannah United is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser, 

Cooking Camps, Classes, Parties & Playdates for Kids in Savannah, Pooler

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

 

Tummy Time Foods Playdates Savannah Pooler Weekly Tiny Tots Play Dates

Tuesdays at 10:15-11:15am, Tom Triplett Park (Pooler)
Thursdays at 11AM-Noon and 1-2pm, Savannah Children’s Museum (Savannah)

Join Tummy Time Foods for the most creative play date in town! Kids ages 5 and younger enjoy learning, singing and story time while making two seasonal food crafts—one to eat and one to keep. Cost is $10 per child.

Advanced tickets are required and may be purchased individually or in a 4-session bundle by clicking here.

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After-School Kids’ Cooking Classes on Whitemarsh Is.

Thursdays at 4:15-5:45pm, Frank Murray Community Center (160 Whitemarsh Island Road, Savannah)
Each class features a special theme or ingredient and includes an interactive nutrition lesson or game. With each theme, Tummy Time Foods takes the kids on a new culinary adventure, different flavors, cuisines and seasonal produce. They incorporate nutrition and emphasize healthy eating in every class. Parents/caregivers are welcome to drop-off or stay and watch. Classes are for ages 8 & older and advanced tickets for each class are required. Cost is $25 per class or purchase a Discounted 3-Class Bundle for $65.

For list of themes and to purchase tickets, click here.

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Mr Peabody showing in Pooler tummy Time Foods Tiny Tots: Snacks… And A Movie!

Saturday, April 4, 12:00-2:00pm (Tater Bugs, 309 Hwy 80, Pooler)
Kids ages 5 and under will make delicious snacks while watching Mr. Peabody and Sherman! The cost is $12 per child and parents are free! Seating is limited. Advanced tickets are required and available here. 

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Make Ahead Freezer Meals Savannah Tummy Time Foods Family Freezer Meal Workshop
Saturday, April 25, 11am-1:30pm
Savannah State Farmer’s Market (701 Hwy 80, Savannah)
Get your family together (kids included!!) to make 5 delicious freezer-ready meals together! We provide the recipes, food, disposable bakeware… everything you need to leave with 5 meals ready for the freezer, oven, stove or crockpot! Participants will also assist in making an additional set of meals to donate to the Mommy Is In Treatment organization to benefit families going through Breast Cancer treatments.

April’s Menu:
Spicy Peach Chicken Sliders
Spinach-Filled Lasagna Rolls
Homemade Calzones with Assorted Fillings
Dessert: Mixed Berry Crisp
Breakfast: Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets with Assorted Add-ins
*Each meal serves 4-6 people.

The cost is $45 per family of 4 and includes 5 meals (3 meals, 1 breakfast and 1 dessert), recipes and cooking/reheating instructions and complete sets of disposable cookware for meals.

Advanced tickets are required and available here.  

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Kids Cooking Birthday Parties Savannah PoolerKids Can Cook!
Tummy Time Foods provides hands-on cooking and nutrition events for kids of all ages! Our signature Kids Cooking Parties are the tastiest way to learn and play! In addition to these deliciously amazing events, we also provide Birthday Cooking Parties, At-Home Cooking Parties, Cooking Classes, Cooking Camps and Family Nutrition Coaching.

Looking for a creative idea for your child’s birthday? Looking for a creative activity for your kids during winter break? Book your Kids Cooking Party today at www.tummytimefoods.com.

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Spring Break Cooking Camp Savannah April 2015

Spring Break Kids Cooking Camp
April 6-8, Ampersand (36 MLK Blvd., Savannah)
The Tummy Time Foods “Kids Can Cook” Camp is a 3-day camp that teaches kids ages 8-11 how to select and prepare healthier food options from scratch! Kids will learn basic cooking skills, knife skills, kitchen safety and more! Each day will focus on a different lesson and menu, and kids will dine on their own culinary creations! The cost is only $125 per child. To register, click here.

 

Tummy Time Foods, www.tummytimefoods.com, (912) 996-7120 email info@tummytimefoods.com. On Facebook here.  Tummy Time Foods is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Urge our Ga. state representatives to vote NO on State School Takeover

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

No on Georgia School Privatization and School Takeover

(UPDATE: Stay connected with this issue by clicking here. )

ALERT – Please urge our State representatives to vote NO on State School Takeover

The Georgia State Legislature is voting on a proposed amendment to our state constitution that will allow the Governor to take over “failing” public schools and hand them over to private for-profit corporations to run without any local oversight.

The State Senate has already voted in favor of the bill and the House could vote as early as today and definitely by April 2nd. Because it is a constitutional amendment, it will require a 2/3 majority to pass. This means that every vote matters, and reaching out to our legislators can make a real difference.

Please call or email today and ask your friends to do the same:

Savannah’s Members of the State House:
Rep. J. Craig Gordon: craig.gordon@house.ga.gov
Rep. Ron Stephens: ron.stephens@house.ga.gov
Rep. Mickey Stephens: mickey.stephens@gmail.com
Rep. Jesse Petrea: jesse.petrea@house.ga.gov

Not in Savannah? Find your state representative here:
http://openstates.org/ga/legislators/

The proposed amendment would create an “Opportunity School District” of up to 100 schools that would be run by State government using local taxpayer dollars but with no oversight from local school boards. The amendment would allow the State to turn those schools over to for-profit corporations to run.

The folks who support the takeover bill often point to the success of particular charter schools and suggest that what they are proposing is just lots of great charter schools. This is not the case. The charter schools Savannah currently has are non-profit, community-run schools chartered by our local school board. State takeover and privatization is something entirely different.

As an active member of my PTA who speaks regularly to my School Board representative and School Board President, I believe that our local elected officials are responsive to parents, care deeply about our children, and are working hard to close the gap between our low-income and middle-income students. Our low-income students definitely need more help, but I don’t believe that state takeover and privatization is the answer.

You can read more about the plan on the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s education blog: http://getschooled.blog.ajc.com/

Here are a few recent news articles:
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-education/deals-school-takeover-plan-survives-house-committe/nkc4h/
http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2015/03/18/the-gop-discomfort-over-nathan-deals-school-rescue-plan/

The plan is based on what happened in New Orleans. The Tulane University report claiming that was a success had to be retracted because the data was so bad:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/10/16/oops-never-mind-why-a-major-university-retracted-report-on-charter-schools/

This policy also created an absolute mess in Tennessee:
http://getschooled.blog.ajc.com/2015/03/20/former-tennessee-teacher-on-state-takeover-plan-dont-do-it-kids-and-schools-lose/

Please help us avoid this mess in Georgia by reaching out to our state representatives TODAY and spreading the word to your friends.

THANK YOU!

This is a guest post by Michelle Solomon, mom to Oliver, 8, and in public school

Quiet time & free photo with Easter Bunny for children with autism or other disabilities, sensory issues, 3/28, Savannah Mall

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Sensory Friendly Easter Bunny Savannah Mall

This Saturday March 28, the Caring Bunny will greet families at the lower level of Center Court in the Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn St.

With an atmosphere free from bright, flashing lights, or high-energy music, all children with different abilities are invited to meet Caring Bunny at this free event from 8-10 AM March 28 2015.

Children with autism have senses that can be oversensitive or under-developed, which affects how they experience different environments, making background noises unbearably loud or confusing. This can cause anxiety or even physical pain.

Savannah Mall’s Caring Bunny greets children in a calm environment, in an effort to make the Easter Bunny experience enjoyable for everyone. In addition, families will be given a 5 x 7 photograph from the visit and a complimentary ride on the children’s train.

March is Autistic Awareness Month. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention most recent data suggests an average of one in 110 children have an autism spectrum disorder. Autistic children’s senses can be oversensitive or under-developed, which affects how they experience different environments, making background noises unbearably loud or confusing. This can cause anxiety or even physical pain.

For more local Easter 2015 events including Easter Egg hunts in Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head Is., click here.

Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street, www.savannahmall.com , 912-927-7467. The Savannah Mall is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Prom Night @ The Melting Pot of Savannah

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Melting Pot Savannah

Prom at The Melting Pot
The Melting Pot of Savannah is the perfect restaurant to begin the perfect prom night out. Hundreds of students enjoy the annual tradition with us. The Melting Pot prides itself on providing outstanding service and treatment of their prom clientele. Parents can rest assured that alcohol will not be served at any prom table. See the prom menu here.

More details here.

The Melting Pot, 232 E. Broughton St. Savannah, Ga 31401 tel: 912-349-5676 for reservations, www.meltingpot.com/savannah  The Melting Pot of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Savannah Math Competition for Kids: FREE Mathmania for all Savannah-Chatham public schools K-12 students, March 28

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Math Mania Savannah State March 28 kids

MATHMANIA @ SAVANNAH STATE UNIVERSITY OPEN CAMPUS DAY, March 28

Come to this free, family-friendly, community-wide event for all Savannah-Chatham public school K-12 students.

Participate in exciting, active and fun-filled math competitions, sessions and games this Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Savannah State University from 9AM -2PM

Kids can participate in Jeopardy-style competitions, build small robots and help with outdoor events including rocket launching.

Students have been encouraged to sign up via their individual schools in order to get a head count. If they would like to participate, contact your child’s teacher or front office. Or contact email Dr. Marlyn Westbrook, SCCPSS Mathematics Program Manager, at Marlyn.Westbrook@sccpss.com or 912-395-1161.

(Registration:8:00-8:45 in the Wiley Wilcox Gym)

Competitions include:
· Math Art
· Math Writing
· STEM Projects (Math & Technology Designs)

1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize winners for each category.
Grand Prize winners for the best elementary, middle, and high school entered in the competitions.

Math Mania and it is being held in conjunction with SCCPPS, SSU’s STEM 360, and Board of Education.

Cards from The Creative Hearts Network benefit Children’s Hospital @ Memorial Health, Savannah

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
cards Creative Hearts Network Memorial Savannah

Examples of Creative Hearts Network cards

Creative Hearts Network cards Memorial Health Scribble Art Studio Savannah

Examples of Creative Hearts Network cards

Creative Hearts Memorial Health Savannah

To purchase cards and peruse images of cards available, click here. 

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah homeschoolers: Showcase your artwork @ The Independent Learning Network, Savannah

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Savannah homeschools can submit art work Attention Savannah area home-school students who are aspiring artists.

The Independent Learning Network, Inc. (ILN) in Savannah wants your art.

ILN needs exceptional artwork to liven up its new resource center and to inspire learning. They’re inviting homeschoolers ages 9-21 to enhance their portfolio and showcase their creative talents by producing art that can be hung on a wall.

Artworks should communicate the joys of homeschooling and may include field trip experiences, academic successes, and overall homeschool ideas.

Each homeschooler may submit up to two (2) artworks. Artworks may be in any medium and size, and should not be framed or mounted. Selected artworks will be on permanent display in the center and will become the property of ILN.

Recognition for the selected artworks will include three (3) gift cards each ($50, $75, $100) for primary (ages 8-10), intermediate (ages 11-13), and secondary (ages 14-21) academic levels.

Submission Deadline and Location
Friday, April 3, 2015 by 12 noon
Independent Learning Network, Inc.
7160 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite 101
(participation forms available at www.iln-ga.org)

Exhibition & Open House
Monday, April 13, 2015
3 p.m.-7 p.m.

This event is supported by a Junior League “Done in a Day” project grant

The Independent Learning Network, Inc. (ILN) in Savannah is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the academic excellence of home-based and other non-conventional learners.

ILN offers individualized educational plans for homeschoolers – academic levels 3-12, tutoring, monthly field trips and summer programs.

The ILN resource center is located at 7160 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite #101. Hours are by appointment.

Independent Learning Network, 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Suite 101, 912-355-7557, www.iln-ga.org On Facebook here. Savannah Independent Learning Network is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Ignorance is No Defense, A Teenager’s Guide to Georgia Law

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Private schools in Savannah

You’re invited to this event in Savannah for parents & teenages.

Speaker – Mr. J. Tom Morgan
St. Andrew’s School , Savannah

Thursday, April 2
7 p.m.
J.Tom Morgan, author of Ignorance is No Defense, A Teenager’s Guide to Georgia Law, has spoken to tens of thousands of teenagers and parents regarding Georgia laws that impact young people. With an engaging presentation that generates open and frank discussion with his audience, J.Tom is a dynamic speaker. Free and open to the public. Call 897.4941 for more info.

For more information on St. Andrew’s School – a private Pre-K 3 through 12th Grade school on Wilmington Is. in Savannah – visit www.saintschool.com  or call 897.4941.

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

Shop Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah for fun Common Core DVDs that help kids learn

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Barnett Educational Supplies Savannah Common Core Comics

Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah is your go-to spot for learning DVDs correlated to Common Core state standards.

Shop Barnett online here or stop by the store on West DeRenne Avenue.

Like Barnett on Facebook here to stay informed about their sales & new products.

Store hours: Mon – Fri: 9 AM-7 PM; Sat: 10 AM-5 PM; Sun: 1- 5 PM.

Barnett Educational Supplies, 38 W De Renne Ave., Savannah, 31405-6742, tel: 912-356-1878, email barneduc@bellsouth.net   www.barnetteducationalsupplies.com , Barnett Educational Supplies is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.