With the school year quickly winding down and the weather heating up, it’s time for parents to start looking into some fun summer activities for their children. Camp season may still look a little different because of the extra health precautions in place, but everyone is guaranteed to have a great time. In today’s blog, we’re looking at some of the camps available in Atlanta this summer, and how organizers are working hard to keep everyone safe.
CDC Guidance on Summer Camps
The CDC has a wealth of information online about how to protect yourself and your family against COVID-19. The CDC recommends that everyone ages five and older get vaccinated to help protect against COVID-19. The virus can make children and teens very sick, sometimes requiring treatment in a hospital. Symptoms that children and teens may experience include fatigue, cough, headache, joint pain, and trouble concentrating or sleeping. Post-COVID symptoms can affect a child’s quality of life; these long-lasting effects include physical limitations, feeling distressed, decreased school attendance, and missed playdates and other activities.
In addition to vaccination, the CDC recommends that parents and caregivers protect children by having them wear a well-fitting mask indoors and in public, staying six feet away from those who are sick, covering any coughs or sneezes, washing hands often. It also recommends that daycares, schools, and summer camps disinfect high-touch objects as often as possible and try to ventilate any indoor or crowded areas.
Atlanta Summer Camp Ideas
Here is a look at some of the summer camps happening in and around Metro Atlanta:
Camp Flashback: History camp and flashback fun for children ages 7-12. Arts and crafts, woodworking, candle making and more at historic Donaldson-Bannister Farm.
Club SciKidz: Variety of art and science-themed camps for children in grades 1-8; STEM and STEAM projects.
Dunwoody Nature Center: Campers ages 4-13 go on half-day themed adventures and reconnect with nature. The programs are weekly.
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta – Camp Timber Ridge: Girls ages 5-15 will enjoy outdoor adventures including horses, water activities, STEM projects, and more. There are day and sleepaway camp options available.
High Museum of Art Summer Camp: Week-long sessions at the museum exploring the collections and experimenting with creative projects; appropriate for children in grades 1-8, June 6-July 29.
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta Summer Day Camps: Performing arts, sports, speciality programs, and traditional camp activities for children and teenagers.
Marist School: Full and half-day sessions where children ages 5-17 can grow, learn, and play. Offerings include sports, sports medicine, music production, ceramics, science, writing, and SAT/ACT boot camp.
Michael C. Carlos Museum Camp: At Camp Carlos, campers ages 8-12 will explore the Museum’s collections and work on creative and education projects.
School of Rock East Cobb: Children ages 7-17 will experience fun music camps and performance workshops including Rock 101, Classic Rock Rewind, and Pop Punk.
Shakespeare Superheroes Camp: Young actors and Shakespeare enthusiasts will enjoy creative play, acting, movement, stage combat, and musical theater. There are in-person and virtual options available.
The Spanish Academy: This is a total immersion language camp with hands-on learning and different themes every week. There are four camp locations around Metro Atlanta.
Spruill Center for the Arts Camp: This May 23-August 5 camp focuses on the arts – creative, visual, studio, and performing. Campers ages 5-14 are welcome.
Squirrel Hollow Camp: This camp has academic and recreational activities designed to help children aged kindergarten through 8th grade with confidence and social skills. Campers will explore the 45-acre campus of The Bedford School; camps are two- or four-week sessions.
Woodward Academy Summer Camps: More than 150 camp offerings (athletic, academic, artistic, activity) for children in grades 1-12; May 31-July 29.
Zoo Atlanta Summer Safari Camp: Each week, young explorers embark on a different Zoo expedition, exploring hundreds of wildlife and wild place.
For more Metro Atlanta summer camp ideas or to search by subject matter, you can visit Atlanta Parent Magazine’s 2022 Guide to Summer Day Camps.
Atlanta’s Summer Camps are working hard to ensure that your children will have a fun and safe summer experience. If you or a loved need help with an issue related to estate planning, probate, or real estate law, please reach out to Brian M. Douglas & Associates at (770) 933-9009 or via our online contact form. One of our experienced attorneys would be happy to help.