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Atlantis reveals 2012 summer camp roster

New to the summer events line-up are Audition Star, Cartoon Network Studios Fantasy Camp, StoryTellers Scrapbooking Camp and Cheerleading Camp hosted by United States Cheerleading Association. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

From American Idol alum Kimberley Locke and Scott MacIntyre to members of Cartoon Network Studios, Atlantis Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas has assembled a long list of talent to entertain and educate during this years summer season.

Running June 25–August 17, 2012, the four-night/five-day 2012 Atlantis summer camps invite attendees aged 6 and above, to pursue their dreams with a variety of different camp programmes starting from $495 per person, not inclusive of room cost.

In addition to the daily camp activities, participants will have access to various Atlantis offerings including the state-of-the-art 8,000 sq ft kids club AKA (Atlantis Kids Adventures), the $11-million teen club Crush, as well as the world’s largest open-air marine habitat featuring more than 50,000 marine animals.

Audition Star: Make The Most Of Your Singing Talent summer campFans of American Idol, The Voice and The X Factor ages 14–28 will have a chance to work with behind-the-scenes experts during the musical competition experience Audition Star: Make The Most Of Your Singing Talent summer camp June 25–30.

Kimberley Locke and Scott MacIntyreFeaturing special guests American Idol finalists Kimberley Locke and Scott MacIntyre (left), the camp will offer attendees advice from various industry mentors including vocal lessons from American Idol coach Peisha McPhee, music direction from American Idol’s associate music director Michael Orland and style tips from celebrity stylist Miles Siggins.

The workshop, facilitated by music journalist Fred Bronson, will include a finale performance in the Atlantis Theater featuring all camp participants. After auditioning for the mentors, one singer will be named the winner and will receive a prize package.

Cartoon Network Studios Fantasy CampAt Cartoon Network Studios Fantasy Camp, aspiring cartoonists ages 6–14 are invited to learn the fundamentals of animation August 6–10. Campers will immerse themselves in animation technology, basic hand drawing techniques, flip book basics, creating characters, voice-acting, and more, all guided by experts from Cartoon Network’s Emmy Award-winning animation studios.

Atlantis Cheerleading CampAugust 6–10, Atlantis Cheerleading Camp hosted by the United States Cheerleading Association (USCA), will teach campers dynamic stunts, cheers and choreography. The camp is open to 6–18 year olds.

StoryTellers Scrapbooking Camp: Imagine~Design~CreateAnother new camp to the 2012 roster is the StoryTellers Scrapbooking Camp: Imagine~Design~Create. The camp includes workshops for both traditional and digital scrapbookers wishing to learn new techniques, work with the latest products and get inspired. Minimum age requirement is 13, and the camp runs July 30–August 3.

LEGO Master Builder Academy Fantasy CampThe LEGO Master Builder Academy Fantasy Camp offers children the opportunity to work alongside a LEGO Master builder to learn various building tips to develop their building skills with epic LEGO masterpieces. The LEGO Master Builder Academy Fantasy Camp runs July 23–26 and is for children ages 6–12.

Atlantis Marine Adventure CampAdditional to the new camps, the Atlantis Marine Adventure Camp is back for another year with four sessions: July 2–6; July 16–20; July 30–August 3; and August 13–17. Campers will gain behind-the-scenes access with the seakeeper and marine mammal teams to learn how to prepare food, participate in feedings and care for marine life, with tips from professionals. Junior aquarists will also participate in a guided “shark walk” on a Stuarts Cove’s and Blue Adventure snorkel trip to observe and learn how to protect the underwater natural habitats.

Miss Teen USA Fantasy Camp at AtlantisThe fourth annual Miss Teen USA Fantasy Camp at Atlantis is a pageant preparation programme endorsed by the Miss Universe Organization and running July 24–29. The camp provides prospective pageant competitors with an unparalleled, behind-the-scenes look at the components necessary to become a national titleholder or even Miss Teen USA. The 6-day/5-night Miss Teen USA Fantasy Camp is $1,250 per person, providing the campers with accommodation, various activities, three meals a day, a meet and greet with the current Miss Teen USA, and VIP access to the presentation and pageant.

For more information on the 2012 Atlantis Camps or to make a reservation, visit www.atlantis.com/summercamps

Next month will see the return of the Islands of the World Fashion Showcase, presenting some of the top designers from The Bahamas and the wider Caribbean region. The event will take place in Nassau May 11-12.

Bahamas Telecommunications Company launches the latest in a raft of new stores opening throughout the archipelago. The new outlet in George Town boasts interactive stations for downloads, games, music and data, as well as a range of other services.

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