2015 Atlanta Summer Camp Directory
There are many excellent summer camps available to metro Atlantacampers, offering everything from traditional outdoor fun to academics and creative pursuits. The following profiles represent just a few of the exciting and inspiring options open to your child this summer. For additional information on the camps listed below, including location, age ranges, cost and more, turn to the “Beyond the Basics” chart here.
Country Brook Montessori And Covered Bridge Montessori
Summer programs at Country Brook (Norcross) and Covered Bridge (Smyrna) Montessori Schools are divided into fun and exciting two-week sessions, giving parents the opportunity to enroll their children into the sessions that best meet their scheduling needs. This flexible program allows for stress-free planning of vacations and holidays, while knowing that a space is being held in a familiar and fun Montessori program when you need it!
Themed sessions take place in a Montessori environment where the goal is to encourage development of the “whole” child. Academics, social and emotional development skills, physical activity and more are all part of the child’s balanced day at Country Brook and Covered Bridge Montessori Schools. For more information on Country Brook Montessori, please call 770-446-2397 or visit www.countrybrookmontessori.com. For information on Covered Bridge Montessori, please call 770-434-3181 or visit www.coveredbridgemontessori.com.
Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation
Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation offers a multitude of adventures this summer for kids ages 4 to 13. Top-notch facilities, super staff, and a low counselor-to-camper ratio provide safe, enriching environments. This summer’s camp themes are:
Behind the Mask: Bring your super powers and your super costumes, but remember: With great power comes great responsibility! Everyone’s a superhero this week!
Destination Imagination: Explore the world! Visit a different country each day with cultural games and projects—all without the hassle of a passport and jet lag!
Boom Fizz Bang! This is a week to mix and pour, to bubble and ooze, to trickle and drip, with the experiments you choose!
H2 -Oh! Water balloons, water slides, water games and races will keep kids splashing around for a week of H2O fun!
Into the Wild: An interactive week of exploring all that nature has to offer! Find adventure in every corner with scavenger hunts, hikes, tracking down wildlife and more!
Let the Games Begin! Get ready for a week of nonstop action as kids challenge each other to be the best that they can be. Ready, set, go!
Time Travelers: Celebrate a different era in time each and every day! Enjoy this blast from the past!
Day camps start at an affordable $125 per week. (Higher fees for non-Gwinnett resident may apply.) For more information, call 770-822-8840 or visit www.gwinnettparks.com.
High Meadows Camp
High Meadows Camp offers a traditional outdoor day program with unique facilities on more than 40 acres of meadow and woodland in Roswell, Ga. Campers ages 3 to 14 learn about themselves and the world around them, are encouraged to try new experiences, and build lifelong relationships.
High Meadows campers are arranged in groups by age level. Each group generally consists of 12 to 15 campers and two counselors. As campers’ age levels increase, so do their opportunities to exercise responsibility and decision-making skills.
Ants (preschoolers) participate in a half-day program that includes pony rides, nature, crafts, introductory swim and playground time. Grasshoppers (rising kindergarteners) enjoy a full day of camp featuring a variety of age- and skill-appropriate activities. Juniors (rising first- and second-graders) spend the majority of their day outdoors, while Super Seniors (rising third- and fourth-graders) make their home in rustic, outdoor shelters and participate in additional activities including archery and woodworking.
Seniors may choose to take part in the Knighthood program, which features challenges and activities that hone their skills as they work to attain the elusive level of Knight
High Meadows Camp offers an exciting and challenging experience that will stay with your child for a lifetime. For more information, call 770-993-7975 or visit www.highmeadowscamp.org.
Midtown International School Steam Camps
Come enjoy the weeks of summer at Midtown International School’s weekly STEAM camps. Campers explore real-world scenarios with a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) focus. Weekly camps offered include Rocketry 101, Garden Greens, Egyptology, Science Engineering, Brain Science, Biodiversity, Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics, and Artificial Intelligence: Robots Unplugged. For more information, or to register for a weekly camp, please visit www.midtowninternationalschool.com.
Smart And Smarter Girls Summer Camp At Atlanta Girls’ School
Girls enrolled in SMART Girls Camp (grades 3 through 6) learn to be curious and confident young mathematicians, scientists and artists. Students learn important math, science, technology and/or creative writing skills through eye-opening experiments and hands-on research. Campers also participate in art, drama and/or puppetry workshops, designed to inspire creative thinking and build confidence.
Girls enrolled in SMARTER Girls Camp (for grades 7 through 9) cross the bridge from simple talk about STEAM programs to actual steps toward pre-engineering fun! Campers will truly turn their minds on through interactive work, and will also learn leadership skills.
SMART Girls Summer Camp offers two one-week sessions, June 1-5 and June 8-12. SMARTER Girls is offered the week of June 8-12. For more information or to register, visit www.atlantagirlsschool.org/summercamp.
Squirrel Hollow Camp
Squirrel Hollow Camp, a remedial summer program of The Bedford School, serves children with academic needs due to learning differences, or any students who need an academic boost. Between 40 and 50 students, ages 6 to 15, attend the two two-week day camps, held on The Bedford School’s beautiful 46-acre campus in Fairburn, Ga. Campers participate in an individualized academic program as well as recreational activities. Students receive instruction in reading, reading comprehension, writing skills and math through a variety of structured, multisensory techniques and materials. Tuition is $1,300 for one week and $2,500 for two, with a $100 discount per week if registered by April 15. For more information, call 770-774-8001 or visit www.thebedfordschool.org.
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