The Very Best Summer Camps in Georgia

Summer is around the corner; it’s time to start planning! We’ve scoured the web, interviewed parents, read in-depth reviews and more to find 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 chef experience in the mountains, we’ve got something for everyone!

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One of the best programs out there is Alliance Theatre Drama Camp. They offer performing arts classes for kids 3 years old to teen-agers. We are proud to call them a lifetime sponsor of our “Best Of” guide for summer camps in Georgia, as they certainly deserve the accolade!

Featured Camps

Zone of Light Studio

For over five years, Zone of Light Studio has offered day and week programs that are so much fun we have children coming back year after year! This summer, we have 11 unique art-themed week programs to create beautiful art, explore nature, and make new friends.
Conveniently located near Emory, our programs are for ages 5-15, run from 8am to 5pm daily, with Extended Care available. Hurry, limited spots fill up quickly!
Also, the Zone is The BEST place for birthday parties (ask about our amazing Black Light Room )! Come create with us at the Zone.

Address:
1202 Zonolite Rd, Atlanta, Georgia 30306
Special Offer: Save $30 when you register before March 10, 2019!
Age Ranges:
  • 3-5 years old
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11-14 years old
  • 15 and older
Camp Features:
  • After-Care Available

Forefront Arts Children’s Theatre DRAMA CAMPS

Forefront Arts is a Children and Youth Theatre Company specializing in programming for ages 3-18 at locations throughout the greater Atlanta area including Atlanta, Buckhead, Brookhaven, East Cobb, Alpharetta, Cumming, Johns Creek, Hamilton Mill/Dacula, Lawrenceville, Lilburn/Stone Mountain, Tucker, Chamblee, and Decatur! Camps provide training in Acting, Musical Theatre, Improv, Dance, Preschool Drama, Production Design, and more!

Address:
11180 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, Georgia 30097
735 Sycamore Drive, Decatur, Georgia 30033
4400 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30342
3180 peachtree Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Age Ranges:
  • 3-5 years old
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11-14 years old
  • 15 and older
Camp Features:
  • Before-Care Available
  • After-Care Available

Kids TV Film Camps & Classes

Kids TV has been offering Camps & Classes in Film/Television training for kids for the past 5 years. During Kids TV Filmmaking class, students learn professional camera, lighting and production techniques from professional filmmakers as they work as a team to bring their story ideas to life. The students produce, film and star in their own video projects. At the end of the camp, family and guests are invited to a movie premiere.

Techniques Learned
–Camera Basics: Functions & Settings

–Advanced Camera Shooting: Shots & Framing
–Lighting Basics

–Producing
— Project Management 
& Assistant Directing

–Film Crew Dynamics

Address:
Atlanta, Georgia
Age Ranges:
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11-14 years old

High Museum Art Camp

Explore art, get messy, and have a blast at the High Museum Summer Art Camp! Register your artists for a weeklong art camp at the High. Each camp is taught by a professional teaching artist who will inspire your child to look closely, experiment with art-making materials, and try new techniques each week. Camps are designed to serve rising first through eighth graders. Dive into art this summer and get creative at the High!

Address:
1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Age Ranges:
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11-14 years old
Camp Features:
  • After-Care Available

campMODA: Kids Are Great Designers!

campMODA is for aspiring designers and creative tinkerers! Weeklong sessions for rising 1st to 9th graders are held in four locations across Atlanta and include Architectural Design with Minecraft, Space Rover Design, Designing & Coding with Minecraft, Tinkering with Circuits & Robots, Engineering Lab, Designing Enviro-Bots, Robot Rock Band, and Adventures in Storytelling & 3D Printing.

Address:
1315 Peachtree Street NE, Georgia 30309
Age Ranges:
  • 3-5 years old
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11-14 years old
  • 15 and older

Spruill Center for the Arts Summer Camp Program

SUMMER CAMP 2019: May 28th-August 2nd
The Spruill Center for the Arts Summer Camp is a 10 week day camp (9:30am-3pm, M-F) for children and teens aged 5-14. Spruill offers four distinct creative programs: CREATIVE ARTS (Ages 5-6), VISUAL ARTS (Ages 7-10), PERFORMING ARTS (Ages 7-10), and STUDIO ARTS (Ages 11-14). For more details please visit www.spruillarts.org.

Address:
5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, Georgia 30338
Age Ranges:
  • 3-5 years old
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11-14 years old
Camp Features:
  • Before-Care Available
  • After-Care Available

Camp Invention

The Camp Invention® program is the only nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment program for kindergarteners through 6th graders that is inspired by the brightest thinkers around — the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame®. Children are empowered to have big ideas while they take on STEM-based challenges that inspire them to question, brainstorm, collaborate with teammates and build invention prototypes. Unmask your child’s creativity this summer in the all-new Camp Invention program, Supercharged™, where children build confidence, learn to collaborate and transform their wild imaginations into epic creations. Choose from Deep Sea Mystery™, DIY Orbot™, Innovation Force®, and Farm Tech™. Local educators lead this action-packed program featuring exhilarating, hands-on STEM activities teaching young innovators to question, explore, break through obstacles and embrace failure!

Address:
Springdale Park Elementary, 1246 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30306
St. Thomas More School, 630 West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, Georgia 30030
Briarlake Elementary School, 3590 Lavista Road, Decatur, Georgia 30033
Livsey Elementary School, 4137 Livsey Road, Tucker, Georgia 30084
State Bridge Crossing Elementary School, 5530 State Bridge Road, Alpharetta, Georgia 30022
Craig Elementary School, 1075 Rocky Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30044
Chattahoochee Elementary School, 2930 Albion Farm Road, Duluth, Georgia 30097
Amana Academy, 285 South Main Street, Alpharetta, Georgia 30009
Bethesda Elementary School, 525 Bethesda School Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30044
Wilson Creek Elementary School, 6115 Wilson Road, Duluth, Georgia 30097
Sedalia Park Elementary School, 2230 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, Georgia 30068
Grace Christian Academy, 5790 Powder Springs-Dallas Road, Powder Springs, Georgia 30127
Ocee Elementary School, 4375 Kimball Bridge Road, Johns Creek, Georgia 30022
Chattahoochee Elementary School, 2930 Albion Farm Road, Duluth, Georgia 30097
Special Offer: Special Offer: Use promo code INNOVATE25L to save $25 (expires 3/22) or PLAY15LISTING to save $15 (expires 5/10).
Age Ranges:
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11-14 years old

A Blue Ridge Camp SleepAway Experience

Camp Blue Ridge is a activity-oriented, coed, accredited sleep away camp on 250 acres in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia, just 2 hours North of Atlanta. CBR has been owned and operated by the Waldman family for 50 summers! At Camp Blue Ridge we strive to develop an independent camper within a community setting. Campers ages 6-16 will benefit from our safe and nurturing environment and focus on educational and social development. CBR offers 2, 5, and 7 week options, each consisting of an elective style program for our campers to select the activities of their choosing.

Campers have the opportunity to participate in a collection of over 55 on-campus activities in the areas of aquatics, athletics, outdoor adventure, and the cultural arts. Rock climbing, zip-line, a waterskiing, swimming, and boating lake, heated pool, ropes course, 10,000 sq ft dining hall, indoor gymnasium, indoor auditorium, 2 outdoor amphitheaters, 2 tennis courts, archery, skateboarding, drama, piano, guitar, vocals, DJ mixing, football, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, boxing, martial arts, gymnastics, arts and crafts, virtual reality, and more! CBR offers weekly horseback riding and white water rafting field trips, and all camp field trip to Six Flags Over Georgia, and a weekly full day and nighttime field trip for our teen campers.

Our newly renovated facilities with air conditioned cabins, and the guarantee of developing friendships and memories to last lifetime, have made us one of the top rated sleep away camps in the Southeast! Join our camp family and see why CBR is a summer camp for generations!

Address:
355 Playhouse Drive, Clayton, Georgia 30525
Special Offer: Please mention 365 Atlanta Family for a special discount
Age Ranges:
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11-14 years old
  • 15 and older

Looking for a Jewish Day Camp like no other?

At In the City Camps, kids (rising K – 6th grade) choose their own daily activities — sports, waterslides, field trips, yoga, arts & crafts, music, archery, dance, drama, cooking, Israeli culture, and more. Your child will do it all while making new friends and connecting with Jewish role-model counselors.

With three locations around Atlanta (Intown, Sandy Springs, and Johns Creek), campers form strong connections to each other, the Atlanta Jewish community, and Israel. FREE BUS TRANSPORTATION! Sign up today at www.inthecitycamps.org/

Address:
1053 E. Rock Springs Rd. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30306
6751 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328
11165 Parsons Rd., Johns Creek, Georgia 30097
Age Ranges:
  • 3-5 years old
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11-14 years old
Camp Features:
  • Before-Care Available
  • After-Care Available

Camp Rockmont for Boys

Session 1: June 10-22
Session 2: July 1-13
Session 3: July 15-27
Session 4: July 29-August 10

Address:
375 Lake Eden Rd., Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711
Age Ranges:
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11-14 years old
  • 15 and older
Camp Features:
  • Boys-Only

Hi-Five Sports Zone @ North Point Mall!

The Hi-Five Sports Zone at North Point Mall is the place to be Summer! Our Summer Camps are legendary for being fun, engaging and active! Our new 7,500 sq ft facility (May 1st Grand Opening) will also host a variety of awesome year round program such as Birthday Parties. Leagues, Pre-K Classes, Clinics and Holiday Break Camps. Join us at the new Sports Zone in North Point Mall!

Summer Camp for 5-12yrs
Year Round Programs for 3-14yrs

Address:
1000 North Point Cir, Alpharetta, Georgia 30022
Special Offer: Discounts for joining our Exclusive Members List!
Age Ranges:
  • 3-5 years old
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11-14 years old
Camp Features:
  • Before-Care Available
  • After-Care Available

Josh Powell Summer Day Camp

Cradled in twenty-five beautifully wooded acres, Josh Powell Summer Day Camp has operated just inside Cherokee County on Wade Green Road since 1972. Designed for rising first, second & third graders, our goal is to provide a safe and happy summer experience, devoid of classroom pressures & competition with swimming, canoeing, archery, art, forts, gaga ball and more! Buses provided from Atlanta to camp and back every day!

Address:
5242 Wade Green Road, Acworth, Georgia 30102
Age Ranges:
  • 3-5 years old
  • 6-10 years old

Imagine That! and Future Tech STEM, Robotics, Sewing, Drones, Video Production and 3d Printing Summer Camps

Come see why people say that Imagine That! and Future Tech is their child’s FAVORITE camp! With over 1500 children in camp last year, we believe that we offer the most exciting and educational Science, Drones, 3D Printing, Gaming, Robotics, Minecraft, Sewing and Technology Summer Camps and Classes in Atlanta. Many locations throughout Atlanta including Midtown, Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Smyrna, Cobb, Johns Creek, Duluth, Dunwoody, Peachtree Corners, Norcross, Cumming, and others. We are the STEM Experts and offer the best summer camps in the Greater Atlanta Area!

  Come join the fun!

Middle School Camps Include
-Flight School: Drones and Kerbal Space Program
-3D Printing and CAD Design Camp
-Minecraft Programming and Logic Camp
-Gaming Design Camp
-Lights, Camera, Action! Video Production Camp

Elementary School Camps Include:

-Spies and Sleuths: Science Camp
-Science of Survival: Science Camp
-Minecrafting Circuits and Cities
-Minecraft and Architectural Design Camp
-RoboCode and Gaming Camp: Robotics, Coding and Gaming Camp
-Goo, Gas Great Balls of Fire: Chemistry and Tech Camp
-Make It and Bake It Around the World: Cooking, Art and Science Camp
-Blast From the Past: Dinos, Rockets and Tech Camp
-Ladies in Lab Coats: Sewing and Science Camp
-Flight School: Drones and Kerbal Space Program
-Lights, Camera, Action! Video Production Camp
-Electrified and Robified: LEGO Technology and Science Camp

Address:
6365 Spalding Dr., Suite E, Norcross, Georgia 30092
3055 Ebenezer Road, Marietta, Georgia 30066
5920 Roswell Rd #212, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328
560 Amsterdam Ave Ne, Atlanta, Georgia 30306
Special Offer: Register before March 31st and save $20!
Age Ranges:
  • 3-5 years old
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11-14 years old
Camp Features:
  • Before-Care Available
  • After-Care Available

Alliance Theatre Drama Camps

Learn from the pros! Camps for stage, musical theatre, film and more available for ages 3 – 12th grade. Find a camp close to you, satellite camp locations are available.

Address:
1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Age Ranges:
  • 3-5 years old
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11-14 years old
  • 15 and older

Trinity School Summer Camp

Trinity School Summer Camp offers a variety of academic, specialty, and sports camps—including Coach Brian Balocki’s popular Atlanta Sports Camps—for children ages 4 to 13. From cooking to coding, Legos to lacrosse, choose your child’s summer adventure from our camps that run Monday–Friday from June 3–28 with limited offerings available from July 29–August 2. Sign up for one week or multi-week sessions; we know that you will find something your child will love!

Address:
Trinity School, 4301 Northside Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30327
Age Ranges:
  • 3-5 years old
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11-14 years old
Camp Features:
  • After-Care Available

Camp Broadway Mainstage

New York’s Drama Desk-winning, Camp Broadway, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Atlanta at the Rialto Center for the Arts on June 3-7, 2019 with its original 5-day musical theatre performance intensive. Classes include singing, dancing and ensemble performance that culminates in a showcase on stage at this iconic theatre. A team of Broadway professionals will rehearse students, ages 10-16, in small groups to hone their skills as a performer, develop their ability to collaborate with others, and learn the fundamentals of working in a creative environment. Proclaimed the “Camp of Dreams” for its professionalism and focus on craft, Camp Broadway accepts 60 students only.

Address:
80 Forsyth Street NW, Atlanta, GA, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Special Offer: Save $50 with code 365ATL when you register by 3/31
Age Ranges:
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11-14 years old
  • 15 and older

Camp MasterChef

Camp MasterChef has once again partnered with Rabun Gap Nacoochee School to bring you one and two week overnight camps from June 2 to June 29, 2019. Programming includes meeting with MasterChef and MasterChef Jr. participants, cooking competitions, cooking lessons, theme parties, swimming and sport activities. Additional locations in Connecticut, Texas, California, and Illinois.

Address:
339 Nacoochee Drive, Rabun Gap, Georgia, Rabun Gap, Georgia 30568
Age Ranges:
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11-14 years old
  • 15 and older

Stone Summit Climbing Camp

Stone Summit’s summer camp literally takes your summer to new heights. Our coaches will show you the ropes as you ascend 60 foot climbing walls, make new friends, and play climbing games. Where else would you want to be this summer?

Stone Summit summer camp welcomes boys and girls ages 6 to 14 for a week of climbing, games, and fun. Just bring comfortable clothes, a water bottle, lunch, and snack. We’ll take care of the rest.

See you this summer!

Address:
2801 George Busbee Parkway NW, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
Age Ranges:
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11-14 years old
Camp Features:
  • After-Care Available

Summer Family Adventure at Callaway Gardens

At last … a Summer Camp for the entire Family! Summer Family Adventure at Callaway Gardens is a four- to seven-night Summer vacation that connects your loved ones and offers countless options for fun in a beautiful natural environment. 

Address:
Georgia 31822
Age Ranges:
  • 3-5 years old
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11-14 years old
  • 15 and older
Camp Features:
  • Before-Care Available
  • After-Care Available

Peacebuilders Camp at Koinonia Farm

Peacebuilders Camp at Koinonia Farm is a unique overnight summer camp in rural south Georgia where youth ages 11 to 15 spend a week together learning how to work toward peace and justice. Campers enjoy games and sports, laugh with new friends from diverse backgrounds, go on field trips, learn about human rights, make a difference for others through service projects, and explore the stories of peacemakers past and present.

June 24-29, 2019 (ages 11-12)
July 8-13, 2018 (ages 13-14)
July 15-20, 2018 (ages 13-15)

We use a sliding scale tuition system that asks families to pay what they are able. The full cost of one camper is $1,125, but our subsidized suggested full tuition amount is $750.

Registration deadline is April 1, 2019.

Address:
1324 GA Highway 49 South, Americus, Georgia 31719
Special Offer: With our sliding scale tuition, families pay what they are able to afford, between $50 and $750.
Age Ranges:
  • 11-14 years old
  • 15 and older

Act3 Arts Academy

Act3 Arts Academy, the youth division of award-winning theater company Act3 Productions, is conducting auditions for exciting summer workshops for students in kindergarten through college that culminate in performances. All classes are taught by industry professionals, instructors with advanced degrees in Theater and Performing Arts and decades of experience teaching children and youth in Atlanta, Chicago, and New York City. 2019 shows include The Jungle Book KIDS, The Phantom Tollbooth and Godspell Jr.

Address:
6285-R Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328
Age Ranges:
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11-14 years old
  • 15 and older

Universal Tennis Academy Summer Camps

Universal Tennis Academy is excited to offer Summer Tennis Camps at 8 of our tennis locations (Bitsy Grant, Blackburn, Briarlake Church, Chastain, GSU-Dunwoody, James Creek, McGhee and Piedmont) all located in the greater metro Atlanta area. UTA has trained all levels of players from ALTA champions and NCAA champions to touring professionals in a fun, exciting and educational environment. UTA holds summer camp every week of the summer, starting the week of Memorial Day, May 28th through August 9th. Ages and pricing vary per site.

Address:
110 West Wieuca Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30342
Special Offer: 10% discount offered January/February with online registration at Bitsy Grant, Blackburn, Briarlake Church, Chastain, James Creek and Piedmont
Age Ranges:
  • 3-5 years old
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11-14 years old
  • 15 and older

MJCCA Summer Camps

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta offers two exciting camp options: MJCCA Day Camps and Camp Barney Medintz. Rising Pre-K-10th graders enjoy fun, friendship, and adventure at MJCCA Day Camps. Offering Camp Isidore Alterman (where campers get back to nature!), Sports, Theme, Performing Arts, Travel, and Teen Camps in Dunwoody, Intown, and East Cobb, the possibilities for an amazing summer are endless! During 2-week and 4-week sessions, rising 3rd-11th graders have a meaningful and transformative Jewish overnight camp experience at Camp Barney Medintz, located in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains.

Address:
5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, Georgia 30338
Age Ranges:
  • 3-5 years old
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11-14 years old
  • 15 and older
Camp Features:
  • Before-Care Available
  • After-Care Available

Club SciKidz

Imagine a summer experience with 60 different themed camps, engaging kids in STEM and STEAM experiments and projects. Our highly trained counselors will immerse young STEMists in weekly adventures including: Veterinary Medicine, Coding, Robotics, Minecraft, Food Truck Culinary Science, Drone Technology, Young Surgeon, Rocketry, Chemistry, Crime Scene Investigation,
and Special Effects. Brand new this summer are Club SciKidz’ STEAM camps. We combine art and science with the following offerings: American Girl, Harry Potter, The Great Masters, Marvel Stop Motion Animation and Manga Maker. For More information: www.clubscikidz.com or call 678-493-5651.

Address:
Bridgeway Christian Academy, 4755 Kimball Bridge Rd, Alpharetta, Georgia 30005
Emory Presbyterian Church, 1886 N Decatur Rd NE, Atlanta, GA, Decatur, Georgia 30307
4755 Kimball Bridge Rd, Alpharetta, Georgia 30005
St. Luke's Presbyterian Church, 805 Mount Vernon Hwy NW, Dunwoody, Georgia 30327
Age Ranges:
  • 3-5 years old
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11-14 years old
  • 15 and older
Camp Features:
  • Before-Care Available
  • After-Care Available

Dunwoody Nature Center

The Dunwoody Nature Center features 22 acres and four distinct habitats that allow campers to explore nature as it was meant to be. By combining play and learning through different weekly themes, children are able to grow and develop at their own pace, reconnect with nature, and better understand their place in the natural world. Campers love to play in the teepee, dip their toes in Wildcat Creek, and test their skills in the forested playground. Year after year, the Nature Center’s camps achieve satisfaction ratings of nearly 100% and most of our new camp families each summer come as referrals from other campers!

Join the Nature Center this summer on the beautiful grounds of Dunwoody Park or our facility at Island Ford on the Chattahoochee River (for ages 9-12). Full day camps for rising Kindergarten through 5th graders group similarly aged friends and ensure a small camper to counselor ratio; while half-day mini-camps are just the perfect amount of adventure 4 year olds. Early morning drop off is available for all camps and extended stay is offered in the afternoons for full day campers who want even more fun. Learn more about each week’s theme and register online at www.dunwoodynature.org

Last year, every one of our camps filled to capacity, so don’t delay!

Address:
5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody, Georgia 30338
8850 Roberts Drive, Georgia 30350
Age Ranges:
  • 3-5 years old
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11-14 years old
Camp Features:
  • Before-Care Available
  • After-Care Available

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 (Dunwoody) This half day camp for ages 6 and up gives your budding artist a place to really shine. Each day campers will complete a new painting.

Alliance Theatre Drama Camp (Various locations) Creative Play for young children, Drama, Music and Theatre for elementary kids, and Acting, Improve, Film Making and tons more for tweens and teens. After Care is also available.

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

Camp Broadway (Atlanta) Classic theater camp for teens and tweens. Open to all skill levels; no previous experience is necessary to enroll.

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.

Zone of Light Art Camp (Atlanta) 11 unique art-themed week programs help your child create beautiful art, explore nature, and make new friends.

Shakespeare Superheroes (Atlanta) Introducing kids to the language, stories, characters and ideas in Shakespeare’s plays in imaginative and playful ways.

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 (Atlanta) Camps are designed to hone music performance and group playing skills in a creative and fun environment.

Whole World Improv Summer Camp (Atlanta) Teens and kids play ensemble exercises, move into scene work and advance into improvisational games, then give a live improv show.

Fabricate Studio Summer Camps (Atlanta) Beginner and advanced sewing, and art camp.

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.

family summer camps

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.

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.

Greyfield Inn Island Camp (Cumberland Island) Exciting and educational daily adventures for children 5 and up, plus fun for teens and adults as well.

Cohutta Springs Youth Camp (Crandall) Cohutta Springs offers a relaxing vacation in the out-of-doors. Well-rounded and complete vegetarian meals are provided.

traditional summer camp

Traditional Summer Camps

Josh Powell (Acworth) Founded by Josh Powell in 1972, kids love it here, signing up year after year! Unplug and get dirty on 25 acres of land, with swimming, canoeing, fort building and more.

MJCCA Summer Camps (Atlanta) Enjoy the most enriching Jewish camp experiences in the South. Select from three exciting camp options for your child’s summer.

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

Camp Eagle's Landing (Stockbridge) Camp Eagle's Landing is a unique balance of a traditional day camp experience in the convenient and familiar setting of the country club.

Camp Kingfisher (Roswell) Since 1993, Kingfisher offers part traditional outdoor camp and part hands-on nature education. See why we love Camp Kingfisher, and why it is part of my kids' summer experience.

Charlie Elliot Day Camp (Mansfield) Kids gain new outdoor skills while they hike forest trails, explore waterways and search for wildlife evidence.

Owanyake Day Camp (Toccoa) Camp Fire Camp Toccoa's day camp offers archery, canoeing, horseback riding, swimming, ropes courses, nature conservancy, outdoor living skills, sports, games, hiking and more!

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.


overnight camps

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 in a hands-on, practical manner.

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

Camp Blue Ridge (Clayton) Camp Blue Ridge is a traditional overnight summer camp family owned and operated, co-ed sleep away camp 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.

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 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. CJL provides campers 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.

Charlie Elliot Residential Camp (Mansfield) Five overnight camp sessions offer bird and nature sessions on Sapleo or LSSI, 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 14 spend a week together learning how to work toward peace and justice.

Camp Dixie (Clayton) Camp Dixie is a traditional summer camp for boys and girls located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. For 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.


GEORGIA STEM CAMPS

Technology & Educational Camps

American Girl (and Boy) Summer Camp (Heritage Sandy Springs) We love this play-based learning camp that teaching kiddos about unique historical perspectives via American Girl dolls. Two week-long options are great for girls or boys.

Club SciKidz (Various locations) This camp believes that every child is a scientist. Their vision is to make them better scientists by offering 42 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.

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.

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.

Computer Coding Using Arcade Game Design (Atlanta) Tutoring Solutions of Atlanta’s computer coding camp caters to the beginners and to those with experience. Campers learn programming concepts by building their own arcade game.

Junior TreeKeeper Day Camp (Atlanta) For Junior TreeKeepers, every day is a new adventure! 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 (Various locations) 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 and all ages at GEHC.

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.

Farm Camp (Nichols) This camp 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.


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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 (7 locations in Atlanta and Cumming) 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 location include tennis instruction, drills, games theme events; golf instruction/play at Bobby Jones Golf course (Bitsy Grant); Swimming (Chastain and Piedmont)

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) 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 includes 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 ages 5-13. 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 will also receive an official Braves uniform and take home an autographed photo and two tickets to a select Braves home game.

PGA Junior Golf Camp (Macon 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. Overnight camps now available.

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.

Georgia SkyZone Camp (Multiple locations) 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.

Georgia Gymnastics Camp (Lawrenceville and Suwanee) All camps are managed by well-trained and enthusiastic staff members that provide your child with fun, exciting experiences to remember. Your child will enjoy well-structured and supervised gymnastics activities, games, movies, and arts & crafts.

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Camps for Young Ones

Universal Tennis Camp (7 locations in Atlanta and Cumming) 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 location include tennis instruction, drills, games theme events; golf instruction/play at Bobby Jones Golf course (Bitsy Grant); Swimming (Chastain and Piedmont)

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.

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. Before and After Camp Care are not available.

Camp Kingfisher (Roswell) Owlets Camp, a half-day camp experience for 4-year-olds, 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 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 8th graders. All camps are set-up on a weekly basis. Themes change week to week.

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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Thank you to Alliance Theatre Drama Camp for sponsoring this post. It is only because of their consistent excellence in summer camp experiences that we agreed to partner with them in this capacity. The opinions here are all my own, all the time!

Lesli Peterson

Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale.

After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.

Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.
Lesli Peterson

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  2. Wow!! The greatest guide ever! All the camps in one post, I can’t thank you enough. I have been looking for a great camp to take my daughter to around Georgia. She’s seven and adores camping. The few spots I knew before weren’t as nice but I’ve found some gems here that I love (after a quick google image search) and I’m sure my girl will love too. Thanks 🙂

  3. This is incredible article! You have really given a lot of insight!

  4. Hello, these are descent camps to visit.
     
    As a mom I consider sending my kids to summer camp.
    However there is a big variety of camps.
    My colleague recommended me ceo of my life camp
    Do you have any ideas about this camp?, it should be enterprenureal camp for kids
    Recommend others?

  5. Thanks for the list.

  6. Glad you share the list of Summer Camps In Georgia

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