Everyone is familiar with traditional summer programs like YMCA camps. You know, summer camp the way it was depicted in The Parent Trap. Kids spend their days playing sports, reading in their bunks, jumping in the lake…
Well, summer camp has come a long way since we were kids! Now there are camps that specialize in everything from music to art, and from horses to LEGOs.
If you’re in Atlanta…think outside the box this summer…and check out these specialized camps your kids are sure to love.
Performing Art Camps
Act3 Productions offers year-round classes and productions, but during summer they step it up a notch. All the classes are taught by industry professionals with advanced degrees in theatre and tons of experience with kids.
Your kids love superheroes? Students 4-15 yo will adore time at Shakespeare Superheroes camp in three Atlanta Metro locations. There is also recess, arts and crafts, a pizza party, and more.
General Art Camps
High Museum Art Camp offers kids 6-14 a creative experience exploring the galleries of the High Museum and creating their own artwork using various mediums. After-care is available.
Kids 5-18 who want to explore various visual and studio arts will want to pick a class (or three!) at Spruill Center for the Arts Summer Camps. From cartooning to photography, there is something for everyone.
Does your kiddo need a math or science boot camp this summer? Maybe an intensive on how to write that college essay? Tutoring Solution of Atlanta can help!
campMODA teaches kids that STEM is not just about science experiments and lab coats. STEM is also a great way to think about design. Half-day and full-day sessions get kids thinking creatively about solving problems.
For even more STEM and science camps, look at Science Camp Atlanta Edition.
Imagine That! offers a number of different camps, including robotics and programming. Kids 8-14 will build and program their own robots!
Head over to one of many locations with Club SciKidz. Again, with a number of offerings, you can’t go wrong. Programming camps include everything from WaterBotics to JAVA programming to mobile game design.
Pinecrest Academy summer camps include basketball, baseball, fencing, soccer, archery and more. Camps are available for kids as young as pre-K, and up through high school. Before and after care are available.
Camp Eagle’s Landing offers the familiar setting of a country club, with activities like swimming, tennis, golf and more. Before and after care available.
Wealthy Habits Personal Finance Camp is the ideal way to get your kids excited about saving. Middle and highschoolers. It’s personal finance – made fun!
If your kids want to learn more about farming, planting, composting, caring for chickens, and cooking with real food, then sign them up for fun with Camp Truly Living Well. There are two multi-week sessions available, each with a different topic.
Margaret Mitchell Writing Camp helps youth fine tune their writing techniques. A low head count ensures everyone gets attention. The program includes tools like journaling, poetry, stream-of- consciousness writing and more.
If your kiddo dreams of flying a plane one day, then head over to the Centennial Aviation Academy Summer Camps. They’ll get a private tour of a Boeing aircraft, learn ATV lingo, take the Epps Tour, and even take a real flight!
At Go With It Farm campers learn the basics of horsemanship, and have a fun-filled week of horses and riding! Activities include grooming, horsemanship, crafts, nature walks, arena races, tons of horseback riding, games, barn activities, a Friday pizza party, and much more.
Have a middle or highschooler with advanced singing or musical skills? Atlanta Rock ‘n Blues Camp allows kids to create a band and hone in on their specialties.
Your children get to participate in real circus activities at Circus Camp – Trapeze, tightrope, juggling, magic, even throw a pie in a clown’s face! It’s the ‘Greatest Camp On Earth!’
Summer Family Adventure at Callaway allows you to enjoy a four- to seven-night vacation that connects your loved ones and offers countless options for fun in a beautiful natural environment. Florida State University Flying High Circus leads guests as young as 3 yo on awesome adventures, while adults tackle their own adventures. In the evening, families rejoin for beach parties and competitions, bingo and trivia games, educational shows and outings, and much more.
Camps For Young Ones
Campers at the Haverty Hollow Preschool Camp (ages 3-5 yo) choose from a variety of activities throughout the day such as arts and crafts, cooking, tumbling, outside games, drama, music, and an optional swim time.
Christian Overnight Camp
Established in 1985 in Mt. Berry, Ga., Camp WinShape provides a camp experience that enables campers to sharpen their character, deepen their Christian faith and grow in their relationships with others.
Will your kids be going to camps this summer?