2023 Atlanta Mom Summer Camp Guide
Summer is almost here! And don’t we all deserve a little bit of fun after the year we have had? Moms, no need to play the role of “cruise director” this summer with your littles – summer camps are back and better than ever this year!
To help you find the perfect summer camp for your little (or big!) ones, we’ve compiled a list of some amazing camps in and around the Atlanta area. Whether you’re searching for an academic camp to prevent mid-summer brain drain or an athletic camp to help get some wiggles out, we’ve got you covered.
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Founded by Grammy-award winning musician Zac Brown, Camp Southern Ground is where goodness grows. It’s a place where campers learn kindness, community, and respect for differences. At CSG, kids get outside in a fun, inclusive, tech-free environment.
From day one, campers harvest, prepare and eat food from our on-site organic garden. They will learn and develop life skills like bike riding, swimming, cooking, archery, and more. They’ll make a mess eating s’mores around the campfire, create projects in our art and STEM classes, and push themselves out of their comfort zones on our amazing 1200 ft. zip line and multi-level ropes course. This is a place where young people can explore over 400 acres of nature, build relationships with their peers and counselors, and make memories that last a lifetime.
Steve and Kate’s Camp
Since 1980, Steve & Kate’s has put kids in charge of their own learning experience. Kids ages 4–12 choose from a variety of activities in real-time including, sewing, coding, building, baking, sports, and more!
Families can buy any number of days, and use at any time–no weekly reservations required. Or, buy a Summer Pass, which covers the whole season. Either way, all unused Passes are automatically refunded at summer’s end. Lunch, snacks & all hours (8am–6pm) included.
Goldfish Swim School
Experience the Difference with Goldfish Swim School! We are a premier learn-to-swim facility for kids ages 4 months to 12 years. Our children’s swimming lessons are specifically designed to make learning and swimming fun!
Summer is coming which means Goldfish Jumpstart Clinics are too! Goldfish Swim School’s unique Jumpstart Clinics are designed for families looking to get their kids water-ready in a hurry. They’re a great way to introduce kids to the fundamentals of water safety, get peace-of-mind before a water-centric vacation, or even start the journey to an Olympic gold medal.
This summer, our Jumpstart Clinics will begin the week of May 30th and run through the week of July 28th. Jumpstarts run Tuesday through Friday and your swimmer will attend every day during the week at the same time with the same teacher.
Camp Juliette Low celebrates outdoor living and recreation through fun programs like archery, horseback riding, canoeing, rock-climbing, fire building, and hiking. CJL campers live in platform tents, where they can enjoy the outdoors, grow in confidence, and form life-long friendships. Counselors provide a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment for girls to grow and thrive.
One-week, two-week and mini-sessions available for girls ages 8-15. Sessions run from June 4 – July 30. For additional information, visit the links below.
Club SciKidz is the best place under the sun for STEM based science and technology camps. Our 70+ offerings include topics such as Veterinary Medicine, Lego Robotics, Minecraft, American Doll, Pokemon Professors, and Environmental Sciences such as Climate Change and Rescuing the Rainforest! These are camps you won’t want to miss!
ITC is a place where kids and tweens form lifelong friendships, create memories, go on adventures, overcome fears, and for many, where love for Judaism takes root. At Kids Camp (entering K – 5th), campers choose activities DAILY—basketball, magic, water park play, art, dance, hockey, cooking, nature, soccer, talent shows, and much more!
In partnership with The Weber School, Tween Academy Camps (entering 6th – 8th) are an experiential way for middle schoolers to explore areas of interest (from sports to arts to innovation) in a state-of-the-art high school with excellent athletic facilities. For details and to register, visit inthecitycamps.org
Pace Academy is excited to offer full, half-day, and weekly summer day camps; from June 5-July 21. Pace’s unique camps for K-12th grade students provide a personalized experience for Pace students and students from other schools –in a convenient and welcoming environment. This summer there are MORE camp options than ever in academic, athletic, STEAM, visual/ performing arts and specialty programs! Drivers Education, SSAT, ACT, and SAT camps and workshops are available for older students. Pace values that some of life’s greatest lessons are learned outside the classroom – register now, because The Adventure Begins Here!
For more information, visit paceacademy.org/programs/summer-programs
Atlanta Shakespeare Academy
The Atlanta Shakespeare Company has something for every creative camper this year! Our Pre-K and 1st grade “Sidekicks” camp allows your junior performer to play and put voice to their active imaginations. Our “Superheroes” camps for rising 2nd-rising 8th explores not only acting skills, but also musical theatre, stage combat, and improv while we play with the soaring themes and poetry of Shakespeare. And for the more seasoned camper, our Shakespeare Intensive for Teens will be auditioning in March for June and July sessions that culminate in the performance of a full play. Don’t let your imaginative child miss the opportunity to take to the stage this summer.
Spark your child’s curiosity and creativity with our all-new Camp Invention® program, Wonder! Campers in grades K-6 will collaborate with friends to take on fun, hands-on STEM challenges. From building a mini skate park to launching a pop-up shop to transforming a robot into a stuffie, each experience adds up to an imagination-stretching, confidence-boosting summer. Visit invent.org/local to secure your spot! Use promo code SUM25 by 3/30 to save $25
Trinity School Summer Camp
Trinity School Summer Camp offers a large variety of academic, specialty, and sports camps for children ages 4 to 13. From wizards to painting, Legos to science, choose your child’s summer adventure from Trinity’s half-day and full-day camps that will run Monday–Friday from June 5–30 with limited offerings available from July 31- August 4. We know that you will find something your child will love!
For additional information and to register, visit www.trinityatl.org/summercamp. Please contact Kayleen Whitmer, Director of Extended Programs, at [email protected] or 404-231-8117 with any questions.
Zone of Light Studio
For over ten years Zone of Light Studio has kept children creative, engaged and active indoors and out through the most amazing summer art programs in the southeast!
This upbeat, imaginative art center is located in a large renovated warehouse space near Emory University in Atlanta. Zone of Light Studio offers eleven weeks of summer programs are for those who love to be creative, get outdoors, make friends and have fun! Kids enjoy unique hands-on art projects and exploring the great outdoors at the newly restored Zonolite Park’s wooded trails, meadows, pond and creek. And every Friday they’ll have have snow cones and a party in the Black Light Room!
Instructors are experienced, enthusiastic, and love art and creativity as much as they love teaching kids. Programs are for ages 5-12, from 8am-5pm daily (Extended Care is available).
Girl Talk Camp
Girl Talk Camp will be at Holy Innocents Episcopal School, on June 5-9th, 2022. Camp will begin at about 9 am and end at around 3 pm each day. Camp is for rising 4th through 8th graders, with high schoolers able to apply to be counselors. This is a week-long, summer day camp where each lesson, speaker, and activity is carefully selected to help the campers become strong leaders. Our high school counselors provide leadership, mentorship, and encouragement to the campers. Through our leadership training and hands-on camp experience, each counselor learns how to be a more effective leader in their Girl Talk Chapter, school, and community.
Ages 6.5 yrs-10 yrs
Paris, London, Atlanta Fashion Week-themed Summer Dance
Come and travel with us to Paris. London and Atlanta walk and dance the runway in a fun fashion show. We will craft some fun attire to wear on our runway. There will be ballet, lyrical, and jazz classes.
9 am-1 pm Monday-Thursday
June 19-22, July 17-20, and July 24-27
Grades 1-4 Ages 6.5-10yrs
Butterfly Colors and Whimsical Colors Week-themed Summer Dance
9 am-12 pm Monday-Thursday
June 19-22, July 17-20 and July 24-27
Tiny ballerinas will dance and flutter with whimsical colors. Dancers will focus on ballet basics, creative movement, acrobatics, and jazz as well as fun + fancy, imaginative activities.
Preschool-Kindergarten Ages 3-6 yrs
To sign up, fill out the form here.
Summer fun starts at The Galloway School! From June 5 – July 28, campers in grades PreK through 10th grade can choose from art, academics, science, technology, enrichment camps – and more! Half and full-day options available; located in Chastain Park.
Getting hands-on with the latest tech. Finding like-minded friends and expert mentors. Exploring a university campus and igniting a love for future learning. There’s so much to look forward to at iD Tech! Guarantee an unforgettable experience for your child. Coding, game dev, robotics, and more.