ACC Leisure Services Department
Camps

There is Still Room...


The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department continues online summer camp registration. Limited space remains in a variety of day camps and mini camps.
The Department offers the most diverse selection of award winning summer camps in Northeast Georgia, including traditional day camps and mini camps highlighting art, nature education, sports, and theater. Opportunities are available for children from ages 3-18. 

This year's selection includes teen camp options available at East Athens Community Center, Lay Park, Rocksprings Park, and Sandy Creek Nature Center. 

For more information, please call 706-613-3800.
 
Jobs

Need a Summer Job?


The Leisure Services Department is now hiring for approximately 100 summer positions. Applications are currently being accepted for camp counselors, lifeguards, and pool staff.

Applicants may apply online at: www.accgov.com/jobs 

For more information, please call 706-613-3090.
Volunteer Week

Volunteer!


Each year, hundreds of individuals give their energy, expertise, and time to enhance the programs and facilities of the Leisure Services Department.

In the past year, 1,331 individuals volunteered within the Leisure Services Department contributing 26,754 hours of service.  Thank you to all of our volunteers!

Celebrate National Volunteer Week by becoming an ACC Leisure Services volunteer!  Learn more at www.accgov.com/volunteer 

Show

Get Your Tickets!


The Morton Theatre will host the World Famous Popvich Pet Comedy Theatre on Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Voted Best Family Show in Vegas! The most beloved family show in the world, featuring European-style circus extravaganza including physical comedy, juggling, acrobats from the Moscow Circus, highly intelligent dogs and even house cats! All our pets are trained using positive reinforcement techniques and enhancing their natural abilities. 

Popovich, a fifth generation circus performer who learned early on how to develop strong bonds with animals, has rescued a majority of his performers from shelters all over the country, and has transformed them into Las Vegas stars. Do not miss this opportunity to see this unique family-friendly show featuring this legendary circus entertainer and his furry friends. Tickets are now on sale!   
For more information, please call 706-613-3771.
 
Grant

Show Me the Money!


The Leisure Services Department was recently notified that it is one of six 2018 recipients in the Georgia Wildlife Resources Wildlife Viewing Grants Program. 

Wildlife-viewing projects from Athens to Colquitt and Atlanta to Brunswick will receive grants to improve public opportunities to see and learn about animals, plants, and natural habitats considered conservation priorities in Georgia’s State Wildlife Action Plan.

Funded by the Georgia Nongame Wildlife Conservation Fund and the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation, the grants are aimed at helping develop and enhance viewing options that increase awareness of wildlife, with an emphasis on Wildlife Action Plan species and habitats. Georgia’s Wildlife Action Plan is a comprehensive strategy to conserve these creatures and places before they become rarer and costlier to conserve or restore.

The Leisure Services Department will use the $2,823 award for bat boxes and signage on the Oconee Rivers Greenway as part of larger bat-awareness project.

For more information, please call 706-613-3801
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