Come travel back through time at New Echota-Cherokee Capital State Historic Site on Saturday, October 19, 2013, 10 am to 5 pm when Friends of New Echota (FONE) hosts New Echota Days.
Come and experience the sights, sounds and smells of early 19th century life at New Echota. Listen to storytelling, take part in social dances, and see historic demonstrations of beading, weaving, chair caning, blacksmithing and weapons demonstration. The Cherokee middle-class farmstead will be the setting for demonstrations by visiting Cherokee craftsmen, artists and volunteers. Additional demonstrations will occur throughout the historic grounds and buildings.
The Cherokee Phoenix printing office will be open all day with demonstrations and a special printing occurring on the printing press after lunch. Visiting artists Jeff Marley and Frank Brannon from western North Carolina will print in Cherokee type on the New Echota printing press. Not since 1834, before the Trail of Tears, has newly cast Cherokee type been used at New Echota. In addition, a short talk/presentation on the history of the Phoenix printing operations will be given by Marley and Brannon at 1:00 and 3:00.
The 17-minute film, The Cherokee Nation: The Story of New Echota, will be shown in the theater throughout the day. Then at 4:00 pm bring your blanket or chair and listen to a concert of Native American songs. Come and join us for this special event and enjoy the beauty of the fall landscape. Authentic Cherokee foods will be available for purchase.
Admission: $7.50 adult, $6.50 senior, $5.50 child. Admission allows access to the Cherokee farmstead, museum, film, historic grounds and nature trail. New Echota State Historic Site attracts almost 10,000 visitors annually, including hundreds of students of all ages from area public and private schools. The site is located one mile east of 1-75, exit 317, on GA Hwy. 225N. Friends of New Echota State Historic Site is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization operating as a chapter of Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. For more information, call 706-624-1321 or visit www.gastateparks.org.
This list may not be comprehensive, but it is a great start on telling parents or grandparents about some of the many summer camps here in North Georgia. There is something for every age and a wide range of activities available, too!
Check back for more camp information, too!
Georgia Ensemble Theatre in Roswell Summer Drama Camps
(770) 641-1260 x232 or email@example.com
Dates: June 3 through 14, June 24 through 28, June 17 through 21,
July 8 through 12 and July 15 through 26
What can the kids expect? Classes on acting skills, musical theatre, creative drama, visual art and music and movement, exploring the works of Shel Silverstein, Fabulous Fables, Performance Camp and Teen Master Camp.
Cost: $150 to $465 (4 days to 2 weeks)
Marietta Cobb Museum of Art in Marietta
(770) 528-1444 or www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org
Dates: June 10 through 14, June 15 through 19, July 8 through 12, July 22 through 26
What can the kids can expect? Ceramics Camp (ages 7 to 10 and 11 to 15), Folk Art Safari Camp (ages 5 to 7 and 8 to 11), United States of Creativity Camp (ages 5 to7 and 8 to 11) and That’s Art?! Camp (ages 5 to 7 and 8 to 11)
Cost: See website for details
Cherokee Y Camp in Woodstock and Canton
(770)345-9622 or http://www.ymcaatlanta.org
Dates: June 3 through7, 10 through 14, 17 through 21, and 24 through 28
July 1 through 3, 8 through 12, 15 through 19, 22 through 26, 29 through Aug 2
What can the kids expect? Swim Camp, Splash Camp, Little Jedi Camp, Little Princess Camp. Jr. Outdoor Adventure Camp, Science Camp, Craft Camp, Fishing Camp, Jr. Cake Boss Camp, Baby Sitting Training, Horseback Camp and more. (Ages 5 to 15)
Cost:See website for details
Camp Imagine at the Cherokee Arts Center/Canton
Dates: June 17 through 2, June 24 through 28, July 8 through 1, July 15 through 1, and July 23 through 26
What can the kids expect? Art Camp or Drama Camp (Ages 5 to 8), Teen Photo Boot Camp (Ages 12 to 17),Art Camp and Drama Camp (Ages 8 through 13), Drama Camp or Art Camp (Ages 5 to 8), Art Camp or Drama Camp (Ages 8 to 13), Teen Photo Boot Camp (Ages 12 to 17)
Cost: $120 per week plus supply fee
National Training Center in Holly Springs
(770)704- 5578 or www.nationalgymnasticscenter.com
Dates: All Summer: Half day camp (9 am to 1 pm) and open gym (1 pm to 4 pm)
Campers must pre-register for open gym
What can the kids expect? Gymnastics, tumbling, crafts and games.
Cost: $30 per day or $135 per week (campers must bring their own lunch and snack)
East Cobb Stables in Marietta
(678) 560-9154 or www.eastcobbstables.com
Dates: One week classes though July 26 (Classes last one week; 8 am to 1 pm, Monday through Friday)
What can the kids expect? Learning about horses and riding. Each session concludes with a horse show from 11 am to noon on Friday. Please note: Children should be properly attired including a helmet (bicycle helmet is not n acceptable substitution). For more call or visit them online.
Cost: $350 per week, $500 for two weeks (need not be simultaneous weeks).
The Georgia Ballet in Marietta
(770) 528-0881 or www.georgiaballet.org
Dates: July 8 through 19 (SummerDance Mini-Intensive-age 8 and upM,W, Thurs: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm; and Mini-Camps- ages 4 to 5 and 6 to 7; 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm) July 22 through 26 (Drama Camp- all ages; 10 am until noon Monday through Friday))
What can the kids expect? In mini-camps, ballet, tap, mime, crafts, activities, music theory, dance history, nutrition, and fun! Dancers should bring water and a light snack each day.
Cost: Mini-Camp, ages 4 to 7: $75 per week; Mini Camp, ages 6 to 7; $105 per week. Mini-Intensive programs: $126 per week. Drama Camp: $185
Mount Paran North Summer Sports Camp in Marietta
(678) 285-3248 or http://mpnsports.mtparan.com
Dates: Weekly June 1 through August 2
What can the kids expect? Weekly camp activities including outdoor and indoor activities. Field trip on Wednesdays and Fridays are swim days. Parents can sign up for one week at a time or as many weeks as they would like.. Camp is open from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm. Campers are asked to bring their own lunch and snacks for two snack breaks, however, there is also a concession stand where the camp will sell pizza, hot dogs and PB&J sandwiches for lunch, plus snacks are available for purchase, too.
Cost: There is a one-time $50.00 activity fee and the camp is $110.00/week (Monday-Friday)
“Life along the Etowah” Day Camp at Funk Heritage in Waleska
(770)720-5969 or www.reinhardt.edu/funkheritage/
Dates: June 11 through 14(For ages 9 through 12)9:30 am to 3:30 pm
What can kids expect? The theme for the 2013 camp is “Life Along the Etowah” and kids can be ‘junior archeologists’ can dig for information and learn how historians determine the history of the area around the Etowah. Campers will play Native American and Pioneer games, enjoy nature hikes, and make arts and crafts. Campers should bring lunch and a snack.
Cost: $80 per camper
Clash Summer Challenger British Soccer Camp in Cartersville
(770) 434-5226 or www.clashsoccer.org
Dates: July 22 through 26
What can kids expect? Two mini-sessions, one and one half hour each for ages 3 to 5. (9 am to 10:30 am and 10:45 am to 12:15 pm) and half day camps, morning or afternoon, for ages 6 to 16. Participants will learn the technical, tactical, physical and psychological requirements of the game at every level.
Cost: Mini-camps: $104, morning or afternoon sessions: $135
Summer University at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw
For complete list visit: http://www.kennesaw.edu/coned/summeru/
Dates: June 3 through 28; July 8 through 26
What can kids expect? KSU offers a very wide range of activities including creative writing, comic book design, claymation, robotics, improv, computer skills, website design, crime scene investigation and much more.
Cost: Varies; please see website for details.
Tennis Camp in Cartersville
Quick Start Tennis Tots (ages 3 to 6) and Junior Beginner/Intermediate Camp (Ages 7 to 14)
Dates: June 3-6, June 10-13, June 17-20, July 8-11, July 15-18, or July 22-25
What can kids expect? Forehand, backhand, volley, overhead and serve, including proper grips are taught. Students also learn proper footwork, scoring, and general knowledge of the game of tennis. The instruction consists of dead ball (instructor feeding), live ball (students hitting with each other), on court demonstrations, match play (singles and doubles), games and fitness. Campers are grouped by age, fitness and ability. All junior campers will have a lunch and swimming break.
Cost: $80 per week for Tennis Tots; $130 per week for Junior Beginner and Intermediate
For more information on summer camps in North Georgia, check back here!
By Guest Blogger Farris Yawn
In “A Gift of Wit, Wisdom, and Modern Folklore,” published by Yawn’s Publishing and compiled by Jack Cashin, readers can find a collection of funny, thought provoking and touching emails, articles and minutiae that the author has collected over the years. Poems, cartoons, hilarious pictures and stories — there is something for everyone looking for a laugh.
The Rules by Men…
The Rules by Women…
You Know You’re Getting Old When…
Rules of Politics…
Things I’d Wish I’d Known…
Golf Humor… Plus much more!
A resident of Cherokee County, Jack Cashin is the oldest active polo player in the United States. He’s also the president of Chukkar Farm Polo Club in Alpharetta, Ga., publisher of DARE Magazine, an actor and model on TV and in industrial films, as well as founder of CASHIN’S PLACE, a Georgia restaurant chain. And, he was the 1996 libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate and 1998 libertarian candidate for Governor in Georgia. He’s been married for 64 years and is the father of six children, 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Cashin’s book is available in gift size hardback for $25 and in paperback for $12.99.
Although the Etowah River is small by some standards it is both ecologically important and beautiful, making it a popular sports river in North Georgia. It also passes through a number of cities in North Georgia, providing great access to those who would use it as well.
If canoeing or kayaking the Etowah River is something you plan on doing now or in the future you couldn’t find a better guide than this book. Published by the University of Georgia Press it is imminently packable, easy to use, and the pages are even waterproof! It is the perfect guide to carry with you as you paddle.
It is filled with detailed information on fishing, river gauges, points on interest, best spots to put in or take out, directions, distances and excellent descriptions.
There is also information on the flora and fauna you may see along the Etowah, too. All-in-all, this book is an excellent tool for anyone wishing a trip of any length along the Etowah.
March the 24th will be a busy day at the Chattahoochee Nature Center! For the whole family it is Farm Day and there will be opportunities all day long to see, touch, pet, and hove your picture made with Farm Animals!
Farm Day will be held for noon until 4 pm and it is a day to celebrate the animals you would find in farms all across Georgia. At Live Animals at the Art Barn there will be geese, goats, chickens, and bunnies, and touching and petting is encouraged! At the Unity Garden and Alapaca Outpost, Crafdal Farm will be bringing some of their alpacas so that you can see and pet these wonderful animals, too. Also, at the mini art barn you can even take your photo while you are holding the animals!
From 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm there will be special arts and crafts at the ArtBarn with fun treasures you can make to take home. From 3 pm to 4 pm Miss Julia’s Storytime will feature Big Chickens, a silly story that will have children clucking for more!
For more visit the Chattahoochee Nature Center here.