While your kids’ current wardrobes may feature down coats, warm hats and fuzzy mittens, you might want to think about shopping for cool shorts, bathing suits and sandals. That’s because metro Atlanta’s private and independent schools are already gearing up for summer with their 2020 summer camp offerings. And although you may think it’s a bit early to be making your children’s summer vacation plans, it’s important to know that registration deadlines for many summer camps land early in the year. So be sure to consider the following summer camp options, which will not only give your kids something to look forward to as the temperature rises, but also give you the chance to become familiar with some of the metro area’s private school possibilities.
Atlanta Girls School
Camps: Campers can draw on their critical thinking and problem solving skills to complete projects that are rooted in practical, hands-on exploration. Through collaboration and inquiry, campers will explore tinkering, engineering, science, mathematics, making and the arts.There are four options for students in grades 1 through 6:
Week 1: Science and Exploration
Through inquiry-based experiences, campers will think for themselves, confidently ask questions and engage in scientific thinking to understand the world around them.
Week 2: Technology and Tinkering
Campers will dive into the exciting world of technology to discover the multitude of mediums that exist in this always evolving field.
Week 3: Performing Arts and Design
Using Schoolhouse Rock Jr. as the central text, campers will have opportunities to learn about history, mathematics, performing arts and language. On Friday, there will be a production of the show, which parents are invited to attend. This camp is open to everyone with or without prior theatre experience.
Week 4: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Over the course of the week, the campers are challenged to design a physical product, complete a business plan and a pitch deck. They will then pitch their company to a panel of investors in a Shark Tank-style presentation.
Week 1: June 1-5
Week 2: June 8-12
Week 3: July 6-10
Week 4: July 13-17
Registration deadline: No deadline
For more information: Contact JT Butler, email@example.com
Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy
Camp: The mission of the Young Chargers Enrichment Program (YCEP) is to lead young people to become good examples in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity through character education and recreational activities. YCEP provides a service to parents by supplying safe, quality and loving Christian-based care for students in our school and community just completing or entering kindergarten through 7th grade. Activities include art, music, reading, Bible, crafts, computer skills, sports, games, free play, field trips, pizza/ice cream parties and more!
Registration deadline: Register at least one week in advance of attendance for the best rates.
For more information: Contact the school for details
The Galloway School
Camps: Experience summer fun at Galloway! Camps are offered for PreK through High School students (varies by program). Camps cost $225+.
Camp Galloway: A traditional day camp experience with fun thematic twists! Themes this summer include Raiders of the Lost Artifact, Gallowarts Academy of Wizardry, Summerween (all things Halloween), Summer Olympics and more.
Summer Intensives: Week-long deep dives into single subject areas of interest, like dance, Minecraft, Spanish immersion, music production and more
Academic Jump Starts and Bridges: For students wishing to refresh or gear up for fall learning, these half day programs include math, language and English content with optional electives in the afternoon.
Athletic Camps: Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball
Dates: June 1 – July 31 (no camps June 29-July 3); most camps 9 am – 4 pm with half day AM options for PreK-K students; before and after camp care available.
Registration deadline: May 1
For more information: Katrine Trantham, Director of Summer & After School Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org, (404) 252-8389, x140
Greater Atlanta Christian School
Camp: It’s a great time to sign up for GAC’s Summer Camp! We offer our day GROW camp for K4 through 8th from 8:30 am to 4 pm. This includes clubs, swimming at our indoor pool, creative play and daily chapel. We go off campus for summer movies and a field trip once a week. Specialty camps, offered for K3 through 12th grades, offer a wide variety of academic, sports and fine arts opportunities to explore a new interest or shine in your favorite one. These can be enjoyed all by themselves or combined with GROW camp for a full day of fun! Before and after care are offered from 7 am to 6 pm at an additional charge.
Dates: Eight weeks from June 1 through July 31
Registration deadline: Registration is ongoing
For more information: email@example.com or (770) 243-2306
The Lovett School
Camp: The Summer Programs at Lovett offer a wide variety of traditional and specialty camps, learning courses and much more to meet the interests and desires of every child. With innovative day camps, for-credit and non-credit academic courses, fine arts and athletics camps and study skillsprograms, your child will leave feeling inspired, motivated and ready for more.Each week, campers engage in games galore, daily free swim sessions, sports and trivia contests while building their leadership and sportsmanship skills. We offer a variety of programs for Rising Kindergartners through Middle School-aged children.
Dates: June 1 – July 24
Registration deadline: Registrations are open until the first day of camp
For more information: Lydell Smith, Director of Auxiliary Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org; Breana McClendon, Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs, email@example.com; Marc Mallet, Director of Summer School, firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp: The 2020 Camp Invention Program offers several options:
For students entering 1st through 6th grades: Our 2020 program, Elevate, sparks excitement and inspiration as children engage in hands-on challenges, discover world-changing inventors, and build their confidence as creators and innovators. The cost is $260.
For students entering 7 ththrough 9th grades: Our Leaders-in-Training program invites 7th to 9th graders to participate in the Camp Invention® program in a whole new way. They’ll guide children through exciting STEM activities during the week of a local camp program, encouraging creativity and hands-on fun while building their leadership and goal-setting abilities.The cost is $160.
For students entering 9th through college age: Designed exclusively for high school and college students, our Leadership Intern program reinvents summer volunteer programs. Leadership Interns work closely with Camp Invention® and Invention Project® participants to help them explore STEM concepts and become creative thinkers who can invent a better tomorrow (Community Service Hour Opportunity).
Registration deadline: Contact school for details
For more information: Denise Stanford, (770) 926-0166 or email@example.com
Marcus JCC Atlanta (MJCCA)
Camps: Camp Marie Benator, Camp Billi Marcus and Camp Schiff are for ages 6 weeks through Pre-K. Led by our certified, fully trained preschool teachers, MJCCA preschool camps provide a safe, nurturing and fun environment where your children will make new friends, enjoy exciting activities and experience age-appropriate independence. Campers will enjoy swimming and water play, arts and crafts, music, games, stories, science activities, cooking, nature walks and more. All activities are designed to enhance gross motor skills and sensory experiences as well as increase independence. Locations in Dunwoody, East Cobb, and Sandy Springs.
Registration deadline: Rolling enrollment
For more information: (678) 812-3826 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MJCCA Day Camps
Camps: At MJCCA Day Camps, kids and teens (Rising Pre-K through 10th graders) make lifelong friendships, try new things, gain new skills and have the best summer ever! With amazing camp offerings for every age, interest and ability, and three locations (Dunwoody, Intown and East Cobb), the possibilities for a fun-filled summer are endless! In Camp Isidore Alterman, campers unplug for the summer and get back to nature, enjoying lake activities, archery, ropes course, swimming, sports, arts and crafts, outdoor cooking and more. Our Specialty Camps focus on sports, theme, travel, performing arts and teen options, inspiring campers to explore their interests and try something new.
Registration deadline: Registration opens Sunday, January 5, at 10 am for retuning families and on Sunday, January 12, at 10 am for first-time families
For more information: (678) 812-4004 or email@example.com
Camp Barney Medintz
Camp: Located in the North Georgia Mountains on more than 500 acres complete with two lakes, Camp Barney Medintz offers a meaningful and transformative Jewish overnight camping experience for boys and girls completing second through 10th grades. Our facilities are extensive and our activities endless, but the Camp Barney experience is about so much more. During two-week and four-week sessions, campers build lifelong friendships, gain independence and self-confidence, challenge themselves and strengthen their Jewish identities, all while having the best summers of their lives!
Dates: Visit campbarney.org for June and July session dates
Registration deadline: Registration is now open; visit campbarney.org/enroll
For more information: (678) 812-3844 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mount Paran Christian School
Camp: At Mount Paran Christian School, the development of faith and intellect continues to grow through the summer months with a variety of summer programs. Academic enrichment, athletic training, arts explorations and faith development are all part of the fun half- and full-day camp offerings at MPCS for students from preschool through high school. Parents can customize their elementary-aged child’s day to include camp experiences from as early as 7:30 am until 6 pm if needed. Camps are divided into two sessions: Session One Camps are morning camps from 9 am to 12 pm, and Session Two Camps are afternoon camps from 1 to 4 pm. Popular themes for preschool campers include Princess Camp, Art Camp and Baking Palooza. A preschool Engineering Camp is new for 2020. The Fishing Camp is a favorite among lower school students. For summer 2020, MPCS will offer the well-regarded Braves Baseball Camp and a Falcons flag football camp. Also new for 2020 is Camp Elevation, a full day-camp experience that offers the fun and activities of traditional summer camp.
Registration deadline: Registration remains open until space is filled.
For more information: Donna McCoy, Director of Auxiliary Services, (770) 578-0182, x1016 or email@example.com
Strong Rock Christian School
Camp: Strong Rock Christian School offers both Enrichment and Athletic Summer Camps with a variety of fun-filled opportunities for learning and playing. Previous camps have included: cheer, softball, soccer, jumpstart PreK, art and LEGO camps, to name a few. Camp registration fee includes a camp T-shirt, camp DVD slideshow, and any additional supplies if needed. Fees and ages vary depending on the camp but range from $125 to $140.
Dates: Summer camps begin the first week of June, and our final week of camps are held at the end of July. Enrichment camps are offered Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Athletic camps are either Monday through FridayorMonday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Registration deadline: Registration form and fee are preferred by the Thursday before camp to ensure camp supplies and equipment are available for all campers. Campers are encouraged to bring a mid-morning snack and water or sports drink.
For more information: More information will be available regarding summer camps for 2020 after January on the school website
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.
Dates: Choose your child’s summer adventure from our camps that will run Monday through Friday from June 1–26 withoptions ranging from 7:30 am to 4 pm and limited offerings available from July 27–31.
Registration deadline: Registration will open on January 30 and deadlines vary
For more information: Kayleen Whitmer, Director of Extended Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp: Located in the Buckhead area of northwest Atlanta, Westminster’s Summer Camps have been educating, entertaining and engaging children for more than 60 years. Featuring a traditional summer day camp as well as specialty and sports camps, there is avariety of camp opportunities for 3 year olds through 12th graders.
Dates: June 1 – July 24
Registration deadline: Rolling registration opens in early January (no deadline)
For more information: (404) 609-6212 or email@example.com
Camp: Camp Whitefield is a Christ-centered summer day camp for rising PreK through rising 8th grade students. Campers spend their days playing games, enjoying arts and crafts and enjoying weekly field trips all based around weekly themes. They compete and practice their skills in age-appropriate physical challenges, gain educational knowledge and explore God’s creation in a fun and caring environment.
Registration deadline: No deadline
For more information: Jan Hawkins, Camp Whitefield Director, (678) 458-3047
Wood Acres School
Camps: All camps are open to rising 3 year olds through rising 4th graders.
Road Trip I Spy Camp @ the Woods 2020 Camping: June 1 – 5
Zooquarium: June 8 – 12
Road Trip USA: June 15 – 19
Cooking at the Fair: June 22 – 26
Party in the USA: July 6 – 10
Fun @ the Beach: July 13 – 17
Creative Kids: July 20 – 24
Sports Fest: July 27 – 31
Registration deadline: Contact school for information
For more information: (770) 971-1880
Camps: Woodward Academy Summer Camps offer enrichment, academic and athletic camps that are open to the public and accessible through our exceptional bus system. We welcome campers ages 5 through 18.
Dates: May 26 – July 24
Registration deadline: No deadline
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org