Savannah Offers Summer Activities

Now that school's out for the summer, students have a lot of free time on their hands. For those between the ages of four and 14, Savannah's Cultural Affairs Commission has lots of things for them to do. At the Cultural Affairs Summer Arts Camp, children are learning batik, the ancient art of putting different colors on fabric using melted wax. This class is one of many the city is offering in its summer camp program.

"Luckily we were able to get on board some local artists and teachers with lots of experience who love children, and they're actually doing fine arts activities," said cultural arts coordinator Lawrence Carson.

Some children are getting a lesson in creative dramatization. There is also a jewelry making class and a pottery class. A new session starts each week between now and August 1. The cost is $100 to cover supplies, but the fee is negotiable for families with special circumstances.

The city is also offering a variety of other camps and programs, enough to keep the kids busy for the entire summer. For a list of all the summer programs, stop by the Department of Leisure Services in Daffin Park. For more information or to register call 651-4248 or visit and click on "Cultural Affairs."

Reported by: Ron Wallace,