A community activist is seeking the help of local business owners to develop summer camps for kids.

“I need your help,” Jimmy Warren said. “I’m putting these camps together through sponsors, partners and my own budget.”

Warren has organized three children’s camps for July: Say Cheese, a mini digital photography camp; Let’s Experiment, a mini science camp; and Stove Top Kids, a mini cooking camp.

“I’m seeking out partnerships to help sponsor supplies, food and other expenses. In return, you will have your logo digitally displayed on social media and printed on the back of the camp T-shirts,” he said. “If you have any coupons or pamphlets, those will also be placed in the goody bags.”

Warren plans to launch a Creative Arts mini camp and a Spanish mini camp in the coming weeks.

“I truly believe in the power of community building to bring ongoing educational activities to our youth,” he said. “That’s why this summer, I’m putting on a series of summer camps to provide cultural, creative and educational enrichment to children.”

To become a sponsor or for more information on tax-deductible donations, contact Warren at jdwarren2@icloud.com or 501-499-2200.

About the camps

Say Cheese will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 6 at Fat Daddy’s BBQ. The camp is open to children ages 8-14. Instructor Grace Brown will teach students how to maximize available light, adjust the exposure settings and more. Attendees are asked to bring a cell phone or camera but some will be some on hand for students without one. The camp is $12 and includes lunch. Visit Bit.ly/JDWsnaps for more on Say Cheese.

Let’s Experiment will be from 9 a.m. to noon July 16 at Country Inn & Suites by Radisson in Conway.

The camp is open to children ages 7-12 and will include an interactive science lab. Children under 7 can attend if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration is $10 and includes food. Visit Bit.ly/JDWscience for more on Let’s Experiment. 

Stove Top Kids will be from 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 20 at New Hope Baptist Church. The suggested age of the camp is 6-12 years old, and parent partnership is encouraged for young participants. Instructor Tiffany Block will be leading the children as they make their own pizza — creating their own crust and personalizing their toppings with fresh ingredients. Registration is $10. Visit Bit.ly/JDWcooks for more on Stove Top Kids.