The Very Best Summer Camps in Georgia

Summer is right around the corner. It’s time to start planning for summer camps! We’ve scoured the web, interviewed parents, read in-depth reviews and more to find the VERY BEST summer camps in Georgia.

The Very Best Summer Camps in Georgia

From an incredible art camp in Dunwoody to a sensational boys-only overnight camp just over the border, and from a nationally recognized STEM camp with locations all over the city to a kiddo Shakespeare experience in Atlanta, we’ve got something for everyone!

Featured Summer Camps in GA

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Arts Camps | Family CampsTraditional Summer Camps | Overnight Camps | Tech & Ed Camps | Action & Sports Camp | Camps for Young Ones

Performing Arts Camps Atlanta

Arts Camps

Paint with a Twist (Alpharetta) Register the kids for this fun and artsy Summer Camp. Kids will enjoy games, music, snacks and creativity! Campers will work on a new piece of art each day and will take the art work home with them! It's a fun way to get some arts and crafts into your kid's summer. 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Ages 5+.

Alliance Theatre Drama Camp (Various locations) Creative Play for kids as young as 3, Drama, Music and Theatre for elementary kids, and Acting, Improve, Film Making and tons more for tweens and teens. They offer dozens of drama related camps throughout the city. After Care is also available. 

Act3 Productions (Sandy Springs) Professional theatre instruction for elementary through high school kids that culminates in a theatrical performance.

High Museum of Art (Midtown) Kids and teens explore the High's collection, sketch in the galleries, and create artwork at this day camp.

Forefront Arts Camp (Multiple Locations) Camp activities include acting, singing, dancing, creating props, sets & costumes, comedy sketch-writing, and more for children age 3 - 18. Before and after care is available.

Zone of Light Art Camp (Atlanta) 11 unique art-themed week programs help your child ages 5 to 15 create beautiful art, explore nature, and make new friends. Full day, half day and single day options available.

Shakespeare Superheroes (Atlanta) Introducing kids to the language, stories, characters and ideas in Shakespeare’s plays in imaginative and playful ways. Camps are for ages 4 through high school.

Spruill Center for the Arts (Atlanta) Choose from a variety of Visual, Performing & Studio Arts Camps offered for boys and girls ages 5-18. Before & After Care available from 8am-6pm.

School of Rock Camp (Multiple) Camps are designed to hone music performance and group playing skills in a creative and fun environment. Locations in Snellville, Buford, and Johns Creek.

Whole World Improv Summer Camp (Atlanta) Kids ages 8 to 13 play ensemble exercises, move into scene work and advance into improvisational games, then give a live improv show. They offer six weeks of camp during the summer.

Fabricate Studio Summer Camps (Atlanta) Beginner and advanced sewing and fashion design camps for kids as young as 6. Sewing machines and other equipment is provided if child doesn't have one.

Camp Master Chef (Rabun Gap) Meet with MasterChef and MasterChef Jr. participants, and participate in cooking competitions, cooking lessons, theme parties, swimming and sport activities. This is a week long overnight camp for kids ages 8 to 16.

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Family Camps

Jekyll Island Summer Camps (Jekyll Island) Whether your child is a junior scientist, budding golf or tennis pro, or history enthusiast – Jekyll Island has a summer camp for everyone. Parents are free to explore the island on their own and create their own summer Note: No camps are currently listed for the 2021 season.

Summer Family Adventure at Callaway (Pine Mountain) Enjoy a four- to seven-night vacation that connects your loved ones in a family atmosphere and offers countless options for fun in a beautiful natural environment. Kids get to spend the days learning aerial acrobatics and adults can choose from a variety of eclectic activities...or nothing at all.

Greyfield Inn Island Camp (Cumberland Island) Exciting and educational daily adventures for children 5 and up, plus fun for teens and adults as well. Note: No camps are listed for summer 2021.

Cohutta Springs Family Camp (Crandall) Cohutta Springs offers a relaxing vacation in the outdoors for the entire family. Family camp is a 5 day Christian-based camp. Well-rounded and complete vegetarian meals are provided.

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Traditional Summer Camps

Josh Powell (Acworth) Founded by Josh Powell in 1972 for boys and girls ages 5 to 8. Let them unplug and get dirty on 25 acres of land, with swimming, canoeing, fort building and more. Bus service available (and included in fee) from Buckhead area. Sessions fill up fast!

MJCCA Summer Camps (Dunwoody) Enjoy the most enriching Jewish camp experiences in the South. Select from a variety of exciting camp options for your child’s summer including sports, theater, and more.

Dunwoody Nature Center (Dunwoody) A summer camp for boys and girls who want to explore nature the way it was meant to be. Camps for ages 4 through rising 8th graders. Lots of outdoor adventure on a 22-acre wooded campus just outside the city.

Camp Kingfisher (Roswell) Since 1993, Kingfisher at Chattahoochee Nature Center offers part traditional outdoor camp and part hands-on nature education. Camp Kingfisher’s 7 session themes determine the content of live animal encounters, science exploration activities, and educational hikes.

Charlie Elliot Day Camp (Mansfield) If your kids love Georgia State Parks, they'll love this camp. Kids gain new outdoor skills while they hike forest trails, explore waterways and search for wildlife evidence. Camps for ages 7 to 16.

Owanyake Day Camp (Toccoa) Camp Fire Camp Toccoa's day camp for rising 1st through 6th grade offers archery, canoeing, horseback riding, swimming, ropes courses, nature conservancy, outdoor living skills, sports, games, hiking and more! This full day camp includes breakfast and lunch.

High Meadows Camp (Roswell) High Meadows is a personal family favorite and one we return to again and again each year. Since 1973, High Meadows has offered a rich, traditional outdoor day program with unique facilities on more than 40 acres of meadow and woodland. Camp is for preschoolers through 9th grade.

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Overnight Camps

UGA Summer Academy Camps (Athens) UGA’s camps offers a plethora of unique camps for middle and high school kids. These specialty camps allow kids to experience dream jobs like mini-medical school or law studies in a hands-on, practical manner. The Summer Academy Camps are for campers ages 11 to 17. Note: For 2021, the camps are day camps.

Camp Rockmont (Black Mountain, NC) Although not in Georgia, Camp Rockmont is a favorite of Georgia families. This Christian summer camp for boys only offers a traditional overnight camp experience.

Camp Blue Ridge (Clayton) If you're looking for your camper to experience activities in the Blue Ridge Mountains, then look no further than Camp Blue Ridge. Camp Blue Ridge is a traditional camp for summer fun. It's a family owned and operated, co-ed sleep away camp for kids ages 6-16 on 250 acres in Clayton Ga. Campers can choose between 55 different activities!

Girl Scout Camp (Multiple Locations) You don't have to be a Girl Scout to enjoy this affordable camp adventure. Choose from overnight and day camps. Greater Atlanta Area|Historic Georgia Area

Athens Y Camp/Camp Chattooga (Tallulah Falls) A tradition since 1898- 600 beautiful acres in the North Georgia mountains. Athens Y Camps for boys and Camp Chattooga Camps for girls are tucked in between Tallulah Falls and Lake Rabun.

YMCA Camp High Harbour (Cartersville & Clayton) Campers live in cabins each with waterfront views. They enjoy a general camp program, Pathfinders and two specialty camps on Lake Allatoona or Lake Burton.

Camp Juliette Low (Cloudland) Juliette Gordon Low, founder of this camp and of the Girl Scouts, picked the location of CJL herself (on Lookout Mountain). CJL provides girls with fun and exciting ways to become more confident and competent, individually and in groups.

Camp Woodmont (Cloudland) Camp Woodmont is a traditional overnight summer camp for boys and girls ages 6-14, located on 170 acres of beautiful North Georgia woodlands on top of Lookout Mountain.

Riverview Camp for Girls (Mentone, AL) Although not in Georgia, the Riverview Camp for Girls in Mentone, AL is popular with Atlanta families. Riverview is an overnight Christian camp, located at the top of Lookout Mountain. They promote adventure, inspiration, character, and confidence building. You'll find a lot of activities here -- including canoeing, horseback riding, a zip line, and hiking.

Charlie Elliot Residential Camp (Mansfield) Five overnight camp sessions offer outdoor nature sessions on Sapleo or Little St. Simons Island for kids ages 7 to 12. This day camp includes one overnight night too. Look for team challenge sessions, Garden Club Camp, adventures in conservation or and expanded and improved shooting sports camp.

Peacebuilders Camp (Americus) Peacebuilders Camp at Koinonia Farm is a unique overnight summer camp in rural south Georgia where youth ages 11 to 16 spend a week together learning how to work toward peace and justice.

Camp Dixie (Clayton) Camp Dixie is a traditional Christian summer camp for boys and girls located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. For over 100 years, generations of families have enjoyed the traditions and shared the memories of their summers at Camp Dixie.

Camp WinShape (Various locations) Established in 1985 in Mt. Berry, Ga., WinShape provides a camp experience that enables campers to sharpen their character, deepen their Christian faith and grow in their relationships with others. Includes day camps as well as overnight camp. Look for the 50% discount for first time overnight campers.


Technology & Educational Camps

Club SciKidz (Various locations) This camp believes that every child is a scientist. Their vision is to make them better scientists by offering dozens of unique science day camps.

UGA Summer Academy Camps (Athens) UGA’s camps offers a plethora of unique camps for middle and high school kids. These specialty camps allow kids to experience dream jobs in a hands-on, practical manner.

High Tech, High Touch (Multiple Locations) Kids build robots, play with virtual reality, get energized by building electrical circuits and create their own video game with the help of degreed professionals. Camp is for preschoolers through 6th graders.

campMODA (Atlanta) Children who attend campMODA learn to use Design Thinking in connection with science, technology, creativity, engineering and math skills to solve real world problems. Video game creation and Minecraft camps are a hit!

Camp Invention (18 locations through metro Atlanta) An exciting, weeklong summer adventure for K-6th graders with activities that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation.

Junior TreeKeeper Day Camp (Atlanta) For Junior TreeKeepers, every day is a new adventure! Campers in grades 1-6 can explore the outdoors with hands-on activities in environmental science, biking the Atlanta BeltLine, field trips to local attractions and more!

Summer Camp H2O (Atlanta) While engaged in fun and exciting activities, campers will explore the wondrous ocean world all within the walls of the Georgia Aquarium. Included are all all Aquarium galleries and shows (camp theme repeats every week).

iD Tech Camp (Emory and Georgia Tech and other locations outside GA) Whether your kiddo is an aspiring coder, app developer, web designer, or robotics engineer, unleash their inner "maker" and help them do something BIG this summer. Day & overnight STEM programs available.

GEHC Summer Camp (Buford) From scientists to explorers, theatre to band, LEGO to military history...there is something for every one starting at age 2 at the Gwinnett Environmental Heritage Center.

Kid Chess (Various locations) Camps feature a variety of activities which include:  Regular Chess, Bughouse Chess, Blitz Chess, Blindfolded Chess, & Obstacle courses.  Several chances to play top instructors, lots of play. This summer, they'll be hosting plenty of virtual summer camps for your little chess players.

Farm Camp (Nichols) This camp (which goes from 9a to 2p Monday through Thursday) focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening, and open hearth cooking. Ages 9–14. Note: No dates have yet been released for 2021.

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Sports & Action Camps

Trinity Sports Camps (Atlanta) Elementary aged children enjoy basketball, cooperative challenges, flag football, hockey, kickball, lacrosse, pool/water activities, soccer, and more!

Universal Tennis Camp (5 Atlanta-area locations) UTA has trained all levels of players from ALTA champions and NCAA champions to touring professionals in a fun, exciting and educational environment. Camp activities at all locations include tennis instruction, drills, games, and themed events.

Pinecrest Academy (Cumming) Pick your passion, Pinecrest offers 40+ camps including sports, art, science, technology, etc. for Pre-K - High school.

Circus Camp (Various locations and Virtual options) Circus Camp is a day-camp experience designed to introduce children to circus, performing, and visual arts in a safe and noncompetitive environment. Camper age begins at 5 years old and goes through teens.

Atlanta Braves Baseball Camp (Various locations) Kids love Atlanta Braves youth baseball camps being held throughout the metro Atlanta area for boys and girls in kindergarten through rising 8th grade. In addition to a baseball curriculum tailored to each age group, campers will be treated to unforgettable experiences such as a field trip or meeting a current Braves player or alumni. Each camper can receive extras like an official Braves uniform, an autographed photo, or tickets to a select Braves home game depending on the camp signed up for.

PGA Junior Golf Camp (Smyrna, Acworth, Duluth and Suwanee) Each camp location has been hand-selected and identified as courses which are favorable and geared to the learning experience for young golfers. And they say they have selected the very finest junior golf instructors available. Half day and full day camp available for campers 6 to 17.

The Equestrian Reserve (Alpharetta) Fun filled days of horseback riding instruction and fun horse activities, with an emphasis on skill building, safety and responsibility. From beginner riders to sessions for those who want to be junior instructors.

Camp Misty Mountain (Armuchee) Camp Misty Mountain, established in 1971, is Georgia's Girl Scout Camp. It offers 800 acres of fields, forests, water, and is nestled against the Appalachian Mountains, with horsemanship classes, wrangling lessons and more. This sleepaway camp is for girls entering grades 4-12.

Georgia SkyZone Camp (Kennesaw and Roswell) This week-long summer camp combines healthy exercise with awesome fun. Sky Camp activities include open trampoline jumping on Sky Zone courts, 3-D Dodgeball, age-appropriate Sky Fitness, games, activities and crafts. Sky Camp provides a daily snack and lunch.

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Camps for Young Ones

Universal Tennis Camp (5 Atlanta-area locations) UTA has trained all levels of players from ALTA champions and NCAA champions to touring professionals in a fun, exciting and educational environment. Camp activities at all locations include tennis instruction, drills, games, and themed events.

Club SciKidz (Various locations) This was my son's first camp at age 4. Campers that are 4 and 5 year olds enjoy experiments and projects in science, technology, and engineering.

Forefront Arts Camp (Multiple Locations) Acting, Singing, Dancing, Creating Props, Sets & Costumes, Comedy Sketch-Writing, and more for children age 3 - 18. Preschool children can only attend 1/2 day camps.

Haverty Hollow Preschool Camp (Atlanta) Campers at the Preschool Camp (ages 3-5 yo) will 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. Sessions run 2 weeks at a time. Before and After Camp Care are not available. Ages 5 to 10.

Camp Kingfisher (Roswell) Owlets Camp, a half-day camp experience for 4 year olds at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, is designed from the ground up to be an introduction to best nature camp in Atlanta. Look forward to shorter hikes, plenty of outdoor free play, swimming, and live animal encounters!

Superhero Junior Camp (Atlanta) This fun and creative introduction to performance and theater at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse is designed specifically for ages 4-6. The program does not require reading skills and is active and engaging for younger campers. Campers engage in mask and costume creation, and other art projects based on characters and poetry from Shakespeare’s plays.

Summer Safari Camp (Atlanta) Zoo Atlanta provides many summer camp options for potty-trained 4 year olds through rising 12th graders. They offer weekly sessions, and the themes change week to week. Kids ages 4-6 are offered a half-day camp.

Creative Play Camp at Alliance Theatre (Various locations) The 3-year old camp is inspired by the Theatre for the Very Young. It is half-day; children must be potty trained. In this half day camp students will explore the characters of the galaxy, learn about the three tools of the actor: body, voice, and imagination and listen, share, and retell stories about our favorite out of this world creatures. The 4-year old camp is much like the 3-year old camp except that it lasts all day and explores the topics a little deeper.

Little Sapling Camps (Buford) Little Saplings camp will open up the outdoor world for 2- and 3- year olds by initiating creative exploration and play in the EHC forest. Crafts, a forest walk and a conservation theme will be highlighted at each session of this camp. This camp requires an adult to join in camp activities with their child each day.

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