Savannah Summer Camps 2023

Archive for May, 2022

Mayfair summer swim team in Savannah open to ages 4-18

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Mayfair Marlins summer swim team 2022 in Savannah open to ages 4-18

Here’s a chance for your child to have a Savannah swim team experience in a laid-back summer atmosphere.

The Mayfair Marlins summer swim team in Savannah is open to ages 4-18. No swim team experience necessary. First practice is May 23 2022 @ Chatham County Aquatic Center. Practices eventually move to Mayfair neighborhood pool. Pool membership is NOT required to join the team.

Summer swim teams have meets with other members of the Savannah Coastal Summer League (such as Isle of Hope;  Wilmington Park; Savannah Golf Club; Savannah Quarters; Savannah Yacht Club.

No swim team experience necessary (Ages 4-18)
• Morning/Evening practices
• One meet per week (June) | Final Meets June 29-30
• For those unable to swim 25 yards – our team offers pre-swimmer clinics ($75) Saturdays in June
• All swimmers receive a t-shirt, latex cap, and award
• Team suits are available for purchase/pre-order
• Member of the Savannah Coastal Summer League


Register online here.

Blessing of the Fleet 2022, Thunderbolt

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Free admission: festival, parade, entertainment @ Blessing of the Fleet

The 2022 Thunderbolt Blessing of the Fleet festival on the waterfront – presented by the Town of Thunderbolt along with community sponsors and partners – pays tribute to Thunderbolt’s local shrimping and fishing industry, offering live music, a morning parade, vendors, food trucks, a beer garden, free activities, raffle prizes and the fleet blessing by Bishop Parkes from St. John The Baptist Church.

Sat. May 28, 2022 • 10AM – 6PM
River Drive • Thunderbolt, GA
Admission is free but ticket required. Register here.

• Parade: 10AM
• Start of the Festival: 11AM
• Festival: 11AM–6PM
• Blessing w/ Bishop Parkes (St John the Baptist): 4 pm
• Stage Entertainment: 12–5PM
• Raffle Grand Prize Giveaway: 5PM
• End of Festival: 6PM

Motors for Moms Charity Car Show, Richmond Hill

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

MOTORS FOR MOMS Charity Car Show, May 21 2022, 11AM-2PM

Shelter From the Rain Inc. announces “Motors For Moms” Charity Car Show to raise funds for single mothers on Saturday, May 21, 2022, 11 AM-2 PM.

The car, truck and bike show is open to the public with a $5 suggested donation.

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2022 @ 11 AM

The Motors For Moms Car Show benefits single mothers. Enjoy cars, food trucks, music and fun all for a great cause.

The vision at Shelter From the Rain is to create a community of strong, economically independent single mothers through education, mentorship, personal & professional development, home ownership, health and wellness. 

Help move single moms towards economic mobility by supporting this event today. Your participation will allow Shelter From the Rain to set single moms up for success. 

Learn more here.

(Savannah Summer Camps 2022) Sports, Robotics, Mini-Cheerleading camps @ Benedictine Military School

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

The Habersham School, Savannah

School searching in Savannah? Come see all that The Habersham School – a private classical Christian PreK-12th grade school – has to offer by attending an open house to learn more about how your child could benefit from a Classical Christian education.

Two upcoming open houses @ The Habersham School:

Patriot Preview, PreK-8th grade, 9AM Fri. Oct. 21 2022. RSVP here.

Patriot Preview, PreK-8th grade, 9AM Thurs Nov. 2 2022. RSVP here.


Learn more about The Habersham School here.


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(Summer 2022) Thing for kids to do in Savannah

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

Things for kids to do in Savannah in Weekly E-letter, May 19

Summer 2022 ready?

Find help to give your kids a fun summer in Savannah & the Lowcountry in today’s SouthernMamas Weekly E-letter.

Read it here.

Free Saturday morning storytime & art activities @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

FREE Saturday morning art program @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center, May 21

Free arts mornings are back at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center! Imagination Mornings are free, engaging mornings of crafts, stories and movement geared toward children up to 7 years old.

Free, family registration required due to capacity limitations. Register online here.

Saturday, May 21 2022, 10AM

Author Olivia Beaumont will read an engaging storytelling of the book she also illustrated, Tales from the Beautiful Mountain. After the story we will lead families in a creative movement exercise and whimsical craft!

About the book: A beautifully illustrated collection of short stories and fables. Unlikely animal heroes come to life when they meet impossible giant radishes, and a fantastical Cloud Palace. Olivia Beaumont gives an Old World flourish to her luminous paintings and her stories.

Registration and more information here.


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Fairytale Week in Savannah open for ages 4-6 in June

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

Join Savannah Cultural Arts Center for a week of magical movement and discovery

Children ages 4-6 are invited to the Savannah Cultural Arts Center to make the most famous fairytales come to life. Children will explore their stories through beginning ballet, playing imaginative games, making crafts, and reading their thrilling tales.

Put on a crown and let our imaginations create magic on the dance floor.

Students also will learn a royal ballet dance and perform on the last day for family and friends.

Register online here.

Fairytale Week Details
June 6 – 10, 2022
Ages: 4-6 years
Instructors: Kristin Mueller and MiKeshia McPhaul
Price: $50 / $40 City of Savannah Resident Rate
On Friday, June 10, students will perform a final showcase for family & friends.
Fairytale week will take place at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center at 201 Montgomery St.
Questions? Call (912) 651-3677 or email


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Summer Pool Passes available @ YMCA of Coastal Georgia branches

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Summer Pool Pass Membership @ YMCA of Coastal Georgia branches

Yes, YMCA of Coastal Georgia will offer the Summer Pool Pass membership this summer.

Beginning today May 2, the Summer Pool Pass is available. Pass-holders will gain access to all 10 YMCA of Coastal Georgia branches including those with pools and splash pads, with free group exercise classes and Child Watch while you work out or take a dip.

Outdoor pools open this Sat. May 7, which is also Healthy Kids Day.


The Summer Pool Pass is $249 for families (two adults and 2 dependents under the age of 23), or $175 for an individual. Summer Pool Pass memberships expire Sept 7 2022.

Learn more & sign up online here.

Educator discount 

Attention teachers & school staff. YMCA of Coastal Georgia is offering an Educator Appreciation special this summer: educators and staff with a valid ID or proof of payment are eligible for a special rate of $69 for an individual, $75 for a single adult household (with two dependents under 23), or $93 for a two-adult household (with two dependents under 23), covering May 2-Sept. 7.

Like the pool pass, this limited summer membership covers access to the pools and facilities as well as group fitness classes and Child Watch. As limited memberships, they both expire Sept. 7 and do not provide member discount rates on programming (like summer camp or child care).

The Educator Appreciation rate is also available to students home from the summer with a valid student ID. Registration must be completed by May 31.

Learn more & sign up online here.


Nine YMCA of Coastal Georgia branches: 
Effingham YMCA
Golden Isles & McIntosh YMCA
Habersham YMCA
Islands YMCA
Liberty County/ Armed Services YMCA
Richmond Hill YMCA
Tybee Island YMCA
West Chatham YMCA


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(Savannah Summer Camps 2022) Soccer Camps in Savannah, Effingham, Pooler, Hilton Head/Bluffton

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Summer Soccer Camps with Tormenta FC Academy

Tormenta FC Academy summer camps are fantastic experiences for both veteran and new soccer players. Tormenta’s dynamic coaches will provide fun games that will promote soccer development, learning, character building, and exercise. 

Numerous locations available throughout the summer to work with your family members between the ages of 4 and 13. Register online here.

Soccer specialty camps include opportunities for goalkeepers and players between the ages of 13 and 19 preparing for their fall season.

Questions? Contact Brad at 912-257-3989 or


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Free month for toddlers in June @ Kindermusik Savannah

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Free month of Kindermusik Savannah classes for only eight toddlers in June 2022

Attention all families with children ages 2-3:  Kindermusik with 88 Keys Piano in Savannah is offering an ENTIRE MONTH of free classes for the first eight families to respond!

Classes will be Wednesdays June 1, 8, 15, and 22 2022 at 11AM. This class is open to 2-3 year olds who have NOT been enrolled in the Kindermusik program in 2022.

Hurry and save your child’s spot today:  text “FREE JUNE” to 912-432-5885, or email today.  Only 8 families will be accepted.

Kindermusik…music now, skills for life.  Kindermusikwith88Keys.Com


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SouthCoast Health: Habits That May Be Damaging Your Vision

Sunday, May 1st, 2022
 SouthCoast Health optometrist, Edward D. Sammons, O.D.

SouthCoast Health offers tips on how to make healthy choices that impact the smaller, often-overlooked organs, such as your eyes, as well as what habits might be harming your vision.

“We know that interactions with screens are nearly unavoidable in our current culture,” says SouthCoast Health optometrist, Edward D. Sammons, O.D., (pictured) “but excessive use can be harmful to more than your eyes. Moderation and management is definitely key.”

“Take regular breaks using the ‘20-20-20’ rule: every 20 minutes,” recommends the American Academy of Ophthalmology. “Shift your eyes to look at an object at least 20 feet away, for at least 20 seconds.”

Learn more about other habits that may be damaging your vision here.


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Playgrounds in Savannah, Tybee, Hilton Head, Beaufort

Sunday, May 1st, 2022
Forsyth Park Playground

Spend the day “playground hopping,” visiting some of our top picks for playgrounds in the Greater Savannah, Ga. area & Hilton Head Is./Beaufort, S.C. area or just picking one and spending the day there.

Here are some of the best playgrounds in Savannah, Hilton Head Is., Beaufort, S.C.

Forsyth Park Savannah playground, 700 Drayton Street, Savannah 31401

Thanks to the Rotary Club of Savannah, we have a fun, all accessible playground in Forsyth Park.

The $342,000 park was funded by the club through internal sponsorship, a grant from the Alan S. Gaynor Fund and AMBUCS, the Herb Traub Fund and support from the City of Savannah and Chatham County. It is accessible to all children, including those who have wheelchair limitations and other specialized conditions.

The design includes nine slides, 16 climbers, and eight swings. The equipment can support a capacity up to 300 children. The ground is covered with rubber matting and mulch.

Oh & that’s just one of the two Forsyth Park playgrounds. Yes, two. The second one for older kids is also popular (just not newly redone) and includes swings, climbing wall, slides.

The two Forsyth Park playgrounds include restrooms, café, spray pool, paved sidewalk for walking, biking. Pack a lunch (or eat at the café) & spend the day in this landmark, historic park. Check out the gated fragrant garden if it’s unlocked & the park fountains. Kids can dance to their heart’s content on the bandshell’s canopied stage.


Mother Mathilda Beasley Park:
Two playgrounds with new equipment, large grass-covered field, a baseball field, multi-purpose trail and dog park, picnic tables. Drawbacks include lack of shade & the beautiful new pavilion with restrooms is often locked & inaccessible.
500 E. Broad Street Savannah, 31401

Small playground behind Colonial Cemetery in Savannah. Picnic tables. No restrooms
Lincoln St. / E Perry Lane Savannah, 31401

Baldwin Park
Small fenced playground in residential area. Drawbacks: No restrooms.
E. 41st St. / Atlantic Ave., Savannah 31401

Daffin Park
Two playgrounds, lake, walking trail, picnic area, tennis courts, fields.
1500 E Victory Drive, Savannah 31404

Hull Park
Playground, sheltered picnic area, spray pool, baseball field. A great, popular neighborhood playground perfect for playdates. Drawback: no restrooms and not a lot of shade.
55th St./Atlantic Avenue, Savannah 31405

Newly renovated Lake Mayer playground three new climbing structures complete with climbing walls, tunnels; plus new swing sets, new baby swing sets, new mulch, new swivel seat, new twirling toy & oh-so-modern sleek see-saw!

Lake Mayer
Playground includes three climbing structures complete with climbing walls, tunnels; swing sets, baby swing sets, swivel seat, twirling toy, see-saw, mulch; picnic tables, two pavilions available for rent, tennis courts, lighted basketball courts, 1.5 jogging/bike paved trail with fitness course, lake, boat ramps, restrooms, baseball field, lighted hockey rink, dog exercise area.
1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads Savannah, 31406

Isle of Hope
Playground, basketball court
Cornus Dr Savannah, 31406

Skidaway Island State Park playground in Savannah.
Playground, Picnic Tables. Free admission. $5 parking fee.
52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah. 31411

Wilmington Island playground
Shaded playground, covered pavilion, restrooms
Cohen Ave at Walthour Rd Savannah, 31410

Memorial Park Playground, behind Tybee Is. Library, Tybee Is.
Fenced playground, bath rooms, covered picnic area, faux pirate ship, see-saw whale rocker, climbing wall, swings.
405 Butler Ave., Tybee Island 31328

Jaycee Park Playground
Fenced, partially-shaded updated playground, within walking distance to the beach. See updates here.
27 Van Home Ave., Tybee Island, 31328.

Scott Stell Playground
Playground, restrooms, three pavilions available for rent, tennis courts, lighted basketball courts, jogging/bike paved trail w/ fitness course, baseball fields, dog exercise area, volleyball play areas, archery range
195 Scott Stell Community Park Savannah, 31419

J.F. Gregory, Richmond Hill
Fenced playground, picnic tables, restrooms, covered pavilions available for rent, 335 acre multi-use recreational area with a lake, walking trail, birding tower, and two restored Henry Ford era homes.
521 Cedar St, Richmond Hill, 31324

Tom Triplett Park, Pooler
Playground, two Pavilions available for rent, conference room available for rent, tennis courts, lake, 1.5 jogging/bike paved track with fitness course, restrooms, dog exercise, disc golf course
Tom Triplett Rd Pooler, 31322

West Chatham YMCA playground
Chatham County’s first play facility compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and features a music station, a tractor, a climbing wall and therapeutic swings for special-needs kids.
off Pooler Parkway between the YMCA and Pooler’s new municipal recreation complex

Pigeon Point Park playground, Beaufort, S.C.

Hilton Head Is/Beaufort, S.C.

Adventure Playground @ Lowcountry Celebration Park, Hilton Head Is. 

The spacious Adventure Playground features a giant ship complete with mist cannons. located off Pope Avenue near the Coligny Beach parking lot. Adventure Playground is open from sunrise to sunset. Restroom facilities at the park close at 10PM. Parking is available in the Coligny Beach Parking Lot, the parking lot off Nassau Street or onstreet parking on Nassau Street. Details here. 

Gregg Russell Playground in Harbour Town, Hilton Head Is.
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 free plus $6 Sea Pines gate fee.
Harbour Town, Hilton Head, SC 29928

Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Playground, Beaufort, S.C.
Playground with hardwood mulch, restrooms a stage for performances, a pavilion for displays and a grassed amphitheater for picnicking, frisbee or simple relaxing. Kids can watch fishermen showing their skills on the dock in front of the playground
1010 Bay Street, Beaufort, S.C. 29902

Pigeon Point Park playground, Beaufort, S.C.
Age appropriate playground equipment that includes merry-go-around, restrooms, picnic tables, water fountains, age appropriate playground equipment, large oak trees that provide shade
Pigeon Point Road Beaufort, SC 29902


SouthCoast Health:  Tips & body changes women should discuss with their health care providers

Sunday, May 1st, 2022

SouthCoast Health women’s health experts on when to schedule your colonoscopy, mammogram & more

To celebrate National Women’s Health Month, SouthCoast Health is sharing some tips and body changes women should discuss with their health care providers for each decade of their lives.

While no two women are exactly the same, it’s important to be aware of how the body changes for each stage of a woman’s life.

See the tips and body changes here.


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