Schools out for summer this Friday, but there’s still lots for students to do by way of summer camps.

Madison Parks and Recreation is one of several local entities that host summer camps for local children. This year’s offerings include a number of sports-based camps, like outdoor volleyball, football camp, Camp AJ soccer, junior all sports and more, as well as art in nature, Lego camp, game camp and engineering camp. For the littlest campers, there’s Toddler Time and Toddler Art. Camps range in price from $25 to $125. A complete listing of camp offerings along with pricing and registration information can be found at www.hooverridge.com.

For the art minded children, Mad Arts will be offering two camps this summer. Inspired by Masters will be offered June 27-29 for children ages 5-8 and 9-13. Younger campers will learn from Barbara Hawley, who will introduce them to different styles of drawing with various tools. Drawings will then be used in preparation for painting with campers viewing the styles of many artists for inspiration. Older campers will learn from Debbie Villemaire and continue to develop drawing and painting skills using methods of the old masters as well as new, creative ideas. Campers will explore various mediums and learn to recognize the artistic signatures of the masters while developing their own style.

The following month, Mad Arts will host Camp Fantastic July 18-20 for ages 5-8 and 9-13. Younger children will again be paired with Hawley and will make creatures, draw, make a mural and create little gardens for fantastic creatures. Older children will be paired with Villemaire and crate a magic dragon egg, build a fairy garden, design a map of a fantasy world and draw and paint creatures from their imaginations.

In addition to the multi-day camps, Mad Arts will also host a series of one-day classes on everything from painting to collage building. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/madartsx.

Those interested in baking may find their ideal summer camp through Cake Krums. The local bakery business is hosting three weeks of summer baking camp with sessions July 10-17, July 24-28 and July 31-Aug. 4. Campers will learn basic baking skills, tricks and tips in the kitchen as well as how to use edible mediums such as fondant and chocolate. Camp will be held 8 a.m. to noon for ages 8-12 and 4-6 p.m. for ages 13-17. For more information, email cakekrums@comcast.net.

While various camps are listed, these in no way reflect all of what Madison County has to offer this summer. Check out the coming events section in the Madison County Eagle for information about additional summer camp opportunities as they become available.

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