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Atlanta Parent’s Camp Expo Dates:

January 25 Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. North Point Mall Alpharetta

February 22 Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Town Center Mall Kennesaw

March 22 Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Perimeter Mall Atlanta


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Contents

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A Camp for Everyone Finding the Best Overnight Camp

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Camp Facts & Stats

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10 Tips for Choosing a Day Camp

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Advertiser Index

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Special Advertising Section:

Overnight Camps Directory Day Camps and Summer Programs Directory

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On the cover (clockwise, from left): Dunwoody Nature Center, St. Martin’s Summer Camp, Valley View Ranch and Camp Woodmont. Deer Run Camps

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February 22

Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm Town Center Mall Kennesaw

March 22

Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm Perimeter Mall Atlanta

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BIG BOOK of Camps Staff Publisher Liz White lwhite@atlantaparent.com Associate Publisher Laura Powell lpowell@atlantaparent.com Advertising Sales Director Liz White lwhite@atlantaparent.com Business Development Manager Amy Smith asmith@atlantaparent.com Account Executives Julia Sparks Jennifer Fogel Special Events & Digital Sales Coordinator Jordan Lisvosky jlisvosky@atlantaparent.com Editorial Art Director Sheri Taylor-Emery Editorial Production Artist Robin Mintz Operations Manager Caroline Ward

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Research tools to help with your camp search n  Go to a camp expo. You’ll find lots of camp information under one roof. You can talk with representatives of the camps you’re interested in and gather brochures. (Atlanta Parent’s camp expos are Jan. 25 at North Point Mall, Feb. 22 at Town Center Mall and March 22 at Perimeter Mall (all expos are from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.) n  Research online. Most camps have extensive information and photos to give you a picture of what camp life is like. n  Ask your family, friends and neighbors. Many of them were campers themselves or can tell you about their child’s experience at camp. MJCCA Summer Day Camps

A Camp for Everyone There are camps to meet every interest, price range and schedule. Knowing your options, as well as your child’s personality, will help you identify the best programs for your child. The following information will help you as you start your search. n  Overnight Camp: Most offer a variety

of programs for children starting at age 7. Overnight camp options include coed, single sex and specialty camps that focus on a particular program and have varying overnight accommodations, such as cabins, tents and tepees. n  Day Camp: Similar to overnight camps,

these camps take younger children, starting at age 4, and everyone returns home at the end of the day.

n  Specialty Camps and Programs:

Campers can embark on adventures as varied as learning how to ride a horse, water ski or dance. If your child has a special interest, there likely is a camp that specializes in it. Atlanta Parent Magazine’s Camp Expo

n  Special Needs Campers: A physical,

medical or mental disability is not a roadblock to a camp experience. Each year more than 1 million special needs children benefit from summer camp. Some camps specialize in serving certain groups while other camps integrate special-needs campers into the total camp population. n  Session Lengths Vary: Children may

stay at camp for a few days, a few weeks or the entire summer. At camp, there’s a session length for every child, budget and schedule. n  Cost: Camp remains a very affordable

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option for most everyone. Fees can range from $15 to $120 per day, depending upon the choice of camp, the facilities offered and the camper’s needs. Many camps and other organizations offer financial assistance based on need.

For overnight camps n  Visit the finalists. If you’re unsure which camp is best, take your child and go for a tour. Some camps have open houses, and you’ll get a good sense of how your kid will spend his week or weeks at camp. Consider starting your search a year in advance and visiting a summer camp in progress to see what goes on. n  Get the names of former campers. Camps you’re interested in should be able to help you contact former campers who can tell you what your child can expect.

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Choosing the Best Overnight Camp Your child is your best source of information when selecting a summer camp. With a variety of programs and activities available, summer camp offers adventures to match a child’s interests and maturity level. So it’s important to consider her personality and identify the camp programs that will benefit her most. Ask the following questions before you enroll your child in an overnight camp:

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What locale do I want (for example, mountains, oceanfront, close to home)? Do I want a traditional camp that gives my child a wide variety of experiences or do I want to select a specialty camp that focuses on a particular activity or set of skills? Will my child feel more comfortable in a large or small camp? How rustic do I want the camp to be? How structured do I want the program to be? Does my child like to have lots of choice in the activity schedule? Is my child ready to be away from home for an extended stay? This will help you to select either an overnight or day camp setting.

include your child in the decisionmaking process. Together, you should explore the camp options and examine the materials the camps provide. In addition, many camps have websites that include photos, maps or virtual tours of the camp facility, sample daily schedules and menus, and information about the directors and key staff. As children become better acquainted with the camp experience and more involved in the decision-making process, they will have less anxiety about going away to camp.

What session length is best for my child and our family plans for the summer?

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How can I stay in touch with my child during camp? Does the camp allow mail, phone calls or e-mail? Does the camp have parent visitation days?

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How will the camp meet my child’s special dietary or physical needs?

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What is my budget for camp tuition? Remember, some camps offer financial aid.

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Camp Facts & Stats There are more than 12,000 camps in the U.S. with 7,000 overnight and 5,000 day camps. 9,500 of those camps are nonprofit associated with religious organizations and children’s’ programs. The other 2500 are privately owned for profit camps. 11 million children and adults attend camp each year.

60% of all campers are girls.

Camps employ more than 1,500,000 adults each year to work in a variety of positions. 20% of those workers are from other countries. Camps report they have at least 75% of staff return each year.

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of U.S. camps organize programs for campers with disabilities.

Most camps provide co-ed programs. 17% of camps are girls only and 10% are boys only. The average overnight camp costs $690 a week. The day camp weekly cost averages $304. The top 5 camp activities are swimming, arts and crafts, challengeropes course, archery and aquatics.

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Camp directors report adding adventure camps, family camps, nature programs, cooking from camp gardens, and college planning programs. Technologically speaking, 74% of camps do not allow campers to use any electronic devices at any time.

84% of camps use

handwritten letters and post cards as communication between parents and campers.

Statistics courtesy of the ACA (American Camping Association). www.aca-camps.org

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Overnight Camps Start your search for the perfect summer camp adventure with this sampling of overnight camps. Information is provided by our advertisers.

Animal Camp – Cub Creek Science Camp Feed lemurs, walk llamas, pet chinchillas, horses, ferrets and monkeys. We have over 300 animals, over 100 activities. Jr. Vet, Crime Science and Adopt an Animal are camper favorites. Ages 7-17. 1-6 week sessions. At Bear River Ranch in Rolla, Missouri. 573-458-2125. Athens Y Camp for Boys/ Camp Chattooga for Girls Since 1898 Athens Y has been developing Christian character in fun ways! “We are the paradise of Youth!” A safe atmosphere for young men and women located in Tallulah Falls, Georgia. All sports, zip line, lake activities and more! Horseback riding for girls. Outdoor adventure program for older campers. 706-754-6912. www.athensycamps.org. Camp Cedar Cliff Located at the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, NC. Activities like archery, swimming, zip line, ropes courses, whitewater rafting, Bible studies and more! One, two and half-week sessions for rising 2nd-10th graders. Co-ed. www. campcedarcliff.org Camp Fire Camp Toccoa Co-ed, Grades 2-12. Campers reconnect with nature in a fun, noncompetitive environment. Horseback, ropes, canoeing, archery and more. ACA accredited. 706-886-2457. www.camptoccoa.org

Camp Greenville – YMCA High atop the Blue Ridge Mountains sits one of the most spectacular Y camps. Amazing staff, strong Christian values and 1400 mountaintop acres of fun, make Camp Greenville a place where futures get inspired! The program options include classic traditional week for 7-15 year olds, one or two-week adventure programs for 10-17 year olds, equestrian programs for 10-15 year olds and leadership development programs for 15-17 year olds. Operating since 1912. 864-242-1111 x34. www.campgreenville.org Camp Juliette Low Girls 7-17. Traditional camping, outdoor adventure, fun and friends since 1922. On beautiful Lookout Mountain in Northwest Georgia. One and two week sessions. 770428-1062. www.CJL.org Camp Ocoee – YMCA Located in the mountains of Southeast Tennessee, Camp Ocoee has been providing children with wilderness adventures since 1923. One-week sessions for boys and girls ages 7-17. 4:1 camper to staff ratio. Strong Christian environment. Activities include paintball, whitewater rafting, kayaking, climbing, mtn. biking, camp-outs and many more. www.campocoee.com

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Camp Strong4Life Camp Strong4Life is where health and wellness meet zip-lining, rock climbing, boating and fun! kids struggling with their weight receive the support they need to get healthier. In a real outdoor camp setting, kids are taught the basics of getting healthy that inspire lifestyle changes and family involvement. Strong4Life.com/camp Camp Thunderbird – YMCA Located just 4 hours from Atlanta, Camp Thunderbird has been providing summers of resident camping since 1936. One and two-week fun filled sessions are offered for kids ages 7-16. Activities include: water skiing, sailing, kayaking, zip line, climbing wall, horseback riding, sports, crafts and more. A 4:1 camper to staff ratio provides an excellent environment for safety and growth. Call 800732-3855 for more information. Camp Woodmont Atop Lookout Mountain in Northwest Georgia. Boys & girls. Ages 6-14. Deep-seeded traditions and close family atmosphere. High ropes, horseback, sports, dance, crafts, archery and more! ACA accredited! Open House May 18. 423-472-6070. www.campwoodmont.com Deer Run Camps & Retreats Deeper Faith. Greater Adventures. A premier camp located in middle Tennessee – just 4 hours northwest of Atlanta. Impacting campers through growth in faith, character, respect, and leadership. An exciting summer experience that is long remembered! Preteen (grades 3-5), Middle School (grades 6-8) and High School Camps (grades 9-12). Over 100 acres of wooded property with new facilities, a lake, creek, and numerous outdoor recreation options including horseback riding, climbing tower, paintball, archery, crazy games, lake activities, low or high ropes, plus a nightly speaker & worship, and daily age-graded small group Bible study. Registration includes a camp theme t-shirt and DVD of the camp week. Online at Camps.DeerRunRetreat.org, call 888-794-2918, or e-mail Registration@ DeerRunRetreat.org Doe River Gorge From the time your child is 8 until they graduate from college, Doe River Gorge offers sequential summer programs where they can have fun, explore new interests, develop life skills, form quality relationships, and build strong Christian character – all in an atmosphere of majestic beauty, unsurpassed facilities and caring staff. Visit www.doerivergorge.com or call 423-7254010. Located at 220 Doe River Gorge Rd., Hampton, TN.

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iD Tech Camps Take interests further and gain a competitive edge for school, college, and future careers! Ages 7-17 create apps, video games, C++/Java programs, movies, and more at weeklong, day and overnight summer programs. Held at Emory, Vanderbilt, Princeton, Stanford, and others. Also 2-week, pre-college programs for ages 13-18. 1-888-709-TECH (8324). www.iDTech.com. iD Film Academy Film and Photography summer program where ages 13-18 discover how visual arts can lead to a rewarding career. 2-week, pre-college courses for teens held at NYU, Yale, and UC Berkeley. 1-888-709-TECH (8324). www.iDTech.com. iD Programming Academy Pre-college summer programs where teens ages 13-18 spend two weeks in programming, app development, robotics, and more. Held at Emory. 1-888-709-TECH (8324). www.iDTech.com. iD Game Design & Development Academy 2-week, pre-college, intensive summer programs in game design, development, programming, and 3D modeling for ages 13-18. Held at Emory. 1-888-709-TECH (8324). www.iDTech.com. Riverview Camp for Girls Enjoy Extraordinary Experiences Everyday! Only 2-hours from Atlanta located on Lookout Mountain in Mentone, AL. Ages 6-16. Both one and two-week sessions. Mother-Daughter Weekends. You’ll be amazed by all you can do! Website has multiple ideos/photos/information: www.riverviewcamp.com 800-882-0722. Recognized as one of the South’s favorite Overnight Christian Camps for Girls. S.O.A.R. to Adventure at Riverside Military Academy S.O.A.R. to Adventure at Riverside Military Academy’s 4- week summer school. Open to all boys in grades 7-11. Over 20 academic courses. Driver’s Ed offered. Studies first and then the adventure. Gainesville. 800.462.2338. www.riversidemilitary.com University of Georgia Youth Programs Athens, Georgia. Ages 11-17. Summer Academy with specialty overnight or day camps and PreCollege Summer Programs for rising high school juniors and seniors. UGAYouthPrograms.com Valley View Ranch Equestrian Camp Horse lovers’ paradise since 1954! A’top Lookout Mountain, for 50 girls, ages 8-17; 1 to 9 weeks, 600 acres, English, Western, Barrels, Vaulting and Trails. CHA instructors teach beginner to advanced riders. Spend 4-6 hours daily with your OWN horse. The Jones family are third generation horse lovers, camp administrators, and equine educators making girls dreams come true! www.valleyviewranch.com. 706-862-2231.

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Day Camps The information provided by our advertisers in our Day Camp Guide will help you choose just the right camp to make this the best summer ever. 7 Stages Youth Creates Summer training program for teens. Through writing, design, and performance, students create an original production. Ages 12-18. 31105 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307. 404-522-0911. www.7stages.org Alexsander Academy Summer Academics LD, ADHD, AS/HFA and other learning issues. Focus on language arts, writing and math. 5 weeks - half day sessions. By the week or all 5 weeks. 404-839-5910. www. alexsanderacademy.org Alliance Française Have fun this summer and Learn French! Alliance Française d’Atlanta offers French camps of starting age 7 for all levels. Visit www.afatl.com for pricing and dates, or call 404-875-1211. The Alliance Theatre Spring Break & Summer Drama Day Camps The Alliance Theatre offers exciting camps in stage-acting, musical theatre and film for grades K -12. Two-week and one-week options available for summer and one-week for spring break (April 7-11). 404-733-4700. www.alliancetheatre.org/dramacamp

Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education Ages 2+. Half- and full-day ballet summer camps. Buckhead, 404-303-1501; Cobb, 678-213-5000. centre.atlantaballet.com/summer-programs Atlanta Girls’ School SMART Girls at Atlanta Girls’ School is a weeklong day camp in Science, Math, Art, and Real Technology for girls entering grades 3-7. June 2-6 and June 9-13. Registration now open! Visit www. atlantagirlsschool.org/summercamp Atlanta Hawks Basketball Camps Boys and Girls (ages 6-14) are taught the fundamentals of basketball from the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Development Team. Special appearances from Hawks players and coaches. www.Hawks.com/hawkscamps Atlanta International School It may be summer, but Atlanta International School is still offering language camps in German, French, Chinese (K-8) with Spanish and ESL (K-12). New this year – Mod Design, Filmmaking Intensive, Drivers Ed, Science & Technology through Photography plus 6th grade Study Skills Boot Camp. Other programs include basketball, volleyball, Design Tech, Lego Robotics, theater, chess, Taekwondo, Racecars & Rockets, traditional & afternoon day camps. www.aischool.org/summercamp

Historic Barrington Hall’s “Kids Can Write” Camps 3 week-long summer camps and a Saturday camp held six consecutive Saturdays. Instructed by award-winning author Mary Ann Rodman. 770-6403855 for dates and pricing. Bedford School/Camp Squirrel Hollow Squirrel Hollow is a 4-week summer program of The Bedford School for children between the ages of 5 and 15. Campers participate in an individualized academic program and recreational activities on Bedford’s beautiful 45-acre campus. For more information contact Betsy Box at 770774-8001 or visit www.thebedfordschool.org Best Results Academy Ages 3-12. June 9th to Aug 1st. Eight week session. 7:40 a.m.-5:45 p.m. CRCT Prep, reading, spelling, math, language, enrichments, career days, field trips, dance, martial arts. $85/week. 4788 Jonesboro Rd. Union City. 770-969-9208. www. bestresultsacademy.com Big Thinkers An interactive day camp where kids learn science in a fun and exciting way. Rockets, robots, reactions and more! 678-392-1500. www. Big-Thinkers.com British Academy of Performing Arts Dynamic dance & acting camps! Sat. Classes & Week-long Themed Skill Camps, Master Dance Intensives, Ballet & Pointe, Shakespeare, Musicals, Acting, Hip-Hop. 10 percent Big Book of Camps Discount! BAPA, 2550 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta. 770-578-8272. http://www.bapa.us/ Builder Bunch With locations throughout Atlanta, Builder Bunch is the ultimate camp for LEGO® Brick lovers. Each 1-week session takes your 6 -12 yr. old through guided LEGO® brick play. Spanning from May 26th - Aug. 8th each session provides a new experience and opportunity to earn new badges. Call 1-855-694-4327 or www.builderbunch.com Camp Invention Camp Invention immerses students in hands-on activities that reinvent summer fun! Children spend their time building prototypes, creating a motorpowered vehicle and dismantling electronics. Weekly Sessions. To register please call 800-9684332 or visit www.campinvention.org

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Camp Kingfisher at the Chattahoochee Nature Center Outdoor adventuring and learning abound! Swimming, canoeing, hiking, animal encounters, and more! Rising K – 9th grade; FREE extended care 8 a.m.-6:15 p.m.; call 770-992-2055 ext. 222 or visit www.chattnaturecenter.org/camp-kingfisher/

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Camp Tall Oaks Where hands on learning and summer fun meet for children 2K-8th grade. Camp Tall Oaks offers convenient times, ideal location and a warm community atmosphere. Blending traditional camping challenges with outdoor education, arts, and athletics, we bridge the academic gap between summer and school through daily math and language activities. Contact David Florence, Camp Director at 770-953-1340. www.shreiner.com Camp Whitefield A Christ-centered day camp for young children where campers spend time in praise and worship, bond, create, grow, learn, play, and explore God’s creation in a fun, loving and caring environment. 1 Whitefield Drive, Mableton. 678-305-2907. Centennial Aviation Academy Half-week Aviation Camps. Ages 12 and older. $249/session or $299/session (only $50 more) including an actual flight! June 9-11, June 23-25, July 7-9 and July 21-23. Exciting behind the scenes tours of multi-million dollar private/commercial aircraft and airport facilities! Interactive and engaging presentations! For more information/registration visit www. centennialaviationacademy.com Center for Puppetry Arts Create your own puppet show! Write a script, build a puppet, learn the secrets of bringing your puppet to life – then share that magic in a special performance at week’s end. Professional puppet performance, Museum exhibits, special behind-thescenes tour, Puppet Camp! DVD and camp t-shirt included. Puppet Camp: June 9-13. 404-881-5144, education@puppet.org. www.puppet.org The Children’s Museum of Atlanta Start your summer adventure at the Museum’s unique and interactive summer camps: Discovery Science Camp; Imaginator Theater Camp; Adventure Camp; and Dream, Design, Build Camp. Fun-filled activities include science experiments, creating an original theatrical production, learning to cook, and more. To register, call 404-527-3693, email reservations@ childrensmuseumatlanta.org, or visit www. childrensmuseumatlanta.org Children’s Special Services, LLC June-August. Various ages. We are the only OT service in Georgia offering US trademarked summer camps and programs for teaching handwriting, sensory-motor and social skills. Metro-Atlanta locations include Pace Academy, St. Martin’s Episcopal School, Goddard School – Crabapple. Sibling discounts. (Peer/friend groups qualify.) Use summer for fun and to increase FUNCTION! Call 770-394-9791. www.childrensservices.com. Groups fill early! CHW Productions Give your child the gift of confident public speaking. Join this fun, confidence building, speech enhancing, program. Our camps are led by experienced theatre and speech teachers. Rates begin at $200/wk. 404-421-3705. www. kidspresent.net

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Circus Camp 22 YEARS! June 2- Aug. 1 (9) one-week sessions. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Designed to introduce children to CIRCUS, PERFORMING, and VISUAL ARTS. Ages 5-teens. Trapeze, Silks, Juggling, Clowning, Magic, Unicycling, Improv, Miming and more. Children become “Circus Stars” with Circus Performance each Friday. $260- $310/session. Three locations: Decatur, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and Multiple YMCA’s through out Atl. 404370-0001. Register online at CircusCamp.org Club Scientific Imagine a summer science day camp where kids can explore Veterinary Medicine, Robotics, LEGO Building, Special Effects, Crime Scene Investigation, Rocketry, Chemistry, Video Game Creation and Paleontology. Club Scientifics’ science day camps offer all of these things and more! 800.399.8309. www.clubscientific.com Creative Studios 5-full days of professional Film/TV acting intensive camp. 4 sessions available. Ages 7-20. Locations in Midtown & Alpharetta. 404-355-4588 or www.csatl.com Cresco Montessori’s Camp Cresco Ages 5-12. May-July. Offering full and half day camps, one week sessions or all summer long. Camps include science, art, games, and exciting field trips. Inquire about 4 free weeks of summer camp. Serving Buford, Marietta, Johns Creek, and Woodstock. www.crescomontessori.com Dunwoody Christian Academy Rockhouse Kidz presents “Xtreme Summer Camp” 20 Fantastic Field Trips. 1 to 10 child to staff ratio. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free extended care 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 5067 Chamblee Dunwoody Road., Atlanta. 770-335-3050. www.DunwoodyCA.com Dunwoody Nature Center Come learn and play on the beautiful 22 acres of Dunwoody Park. Our summer camp features weekly, nature themed full-day and half-day programs for ages 3-13. 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody. 770-394-3322. www.dunwoodynature.org

Emory University Total Tennis Camp With Bryant Camps Emory Total Tennis Camp with Coach Amy Bryant. A Tennis Specialty Camp... plus Swimming! Full and Half-Day Camp Sessions for girls and boys ages 5 and older. I: May 27-30, CSDkids: May 30, II: June 2-6, III: June 9-13, IV: June 16-20. Home of the Candy Can! www.bryantcamps.com Engineering For Kids of Metro Atlanta STEM education for young Engineers ages 4-14 in a fun and challenging way with hands-on theme-based camps. Create your own video game! Engineer your way off an island! Build rockets, roller coasters, and robots! 770-648-5437. www. engineeringforkids.com/metroatlanta Farmhouse in the City A day with animals and art will create memories of a lifetime. A different theme each week! Each camp day includes mixed media art projects, ending with an art show. M-F 10:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Cost is $285. Visit farmhouseinthecity.com to read more and register! Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech Musical Theatre & Drama Camps One-week Musical Theatre Session: June 9-13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., ages 8-14, $275 and sibling rate of $200. One two-week Drama Camp Session: June 16-27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ages 8-14, $475 and sibling rate of $375; Students study acting, lighting and sound, singing, dance with final performances included. 349 Ferst Dr., Atlanta. 404-8942787, email dramacamp@ferstcenter.org or visit www.ferstcenter.org/dramacamp Georgia Aquarium Camp H2O Spring Camp: April 7-11. Summer Camp: Every week from June 9 until August 1. Animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, interactive activities with animals, opportunities to meet scuba divers and biologists and much more. 225 Baker St., Atlanta. 404-581-4000. www. georgiaaquarium.org

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Day Camps GuitarCampUSA & KidzArt Choose or combine from two of the leading camps for creative children in the Atlanta area for ages 6-teens! GuitarCampUSA or KidzArt for 9-12, GuitarAcademy by audition for 13-17, Music & Art Camp for 6-8. Full-Day Camps from JuneJuly throughout the metro area. Pre-Camp & Extended Camp available. www.GuitarCampUSA. com or www.KidzArtNGA.com Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation Ages 3-17. June -August. Full and partial day camps, one-week sessions. Camps feature art, swimming, dance, games, outdoor exploration, and many other fun activities to keep your summer exciting! Locations throughout Gwinnett County. 770-822-8840. www. gwinnettparks.com Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center Ages: 4-13. June-July. Looking for a unique summer camp experience? The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center has a wide variety of camp offerings sure to please every interest and designed to help your child discover new passions! 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford, GA 30517. 770-904-3500. www. gwinnettEHC.org High Meadows Camp A relaxed and caring atmosphere set on 40 acres of farm and woodland in Roswell, High Meadows offers children ages 3 -13 opportunities for self-discovery through ageappropriate activities directed at personal improvement, environmental awareness, and non-competitive achievement. Exemplary staff members lead activities such as archery, animal encounters, woodworking, canoeing, crafts, swimming, drama, nature, and sports. Since 1973, we have provided outstanding traditional outdoor experiences enriching lives in a caring, nurturing, child-centered setting. 770-993-7975. www.highmeadowscamp.org High Tech High Touch SCIENCE CAMP by degreed professionals, Roswell, Marietta, Lawrenceville, Cumming, Vinnings, Dunwoody. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Rising 1st6th. www.sciencemadefunatl.org

Linda’s Riding School Summer Day Camp. Ages 7 & up. $350/week. July 14th – July 18th. Each Camper has their own horse for the entire session, covered arena, trails and lessons daily. Show at the end of the week for parents. To register please call 770-922-0184. For more information visit www. lindasridingschool.com Little Engine Farm Summer Horse Camp Fun daily riding with wonderful safe horses on trails and in arena at our beautiful facility. Plus daily activities to increase your horse knowledge and build skill. Convenient to Alpharetta, Roswell and Woodstock. Weekly sessions. 678-5751475. www.Littleenginefarm.net MJCCA Summer Day Camps Design your own amazing summer at MJCCA Day Camps. Choose from more than 100 different camping options, including traditional, specialty, sports, travel, dance, gymnastics, drama, teen camps, and more. No membership required; discounts for members; multiple-week discounts; free bus transportation (restrictions apply). Visit atlantajcc.org or call 678-812-4004. McGinnis Woods Country Day School Small, nurturing hands-on, minds-on learning environment where students matter most. Inspiring students with the passion to excel! Ages 6 weeks-8th grade. NAEYC, GAC and SACS Accredited. 5380 Faircroft Drive, Alpharetta. 770-664-7764. www. mcginniswoods.org Mill Springs Academy Mark Trail Camp Activity based sessions serving ages 6-18. Choice of afternoon or full day activities. For information please contact Sheila FitzGerald: 770-360-1336. Alpharetta. Mount Paran Christian School Summer Camps Ages 3-18. June-July. Weekly programs. Full and half day. Options in academics, fine and performing arts, athletics, and faith & fun camps are available to all children in the community. Preschool camps are now available to MPCS students.1275 Stanley Road, Kennesaw. 770-578-0182 ext. 3721. www.mtparanschool.com/summercamps

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School Summer Connection Ages 3-18. June-August. Weekly programs. Full and half day. Academics, athletics, fine arts camps and programs designed simply for fun, exercise and camaraderie. 805 Mt. Vernon Hwy. NW, Atlanta. 404-303-2150, ext. 992. www.hies. org/summerconnection iD Tech Camps Create apps, video games, programs, movies, and more at weeklong day and overnight summer programs for ages 7-17. Held at Emory. 1-888-709-TECH (8324). www.iDTech.com

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Nellya Fencers Atlanta. Ages 7 & up. Beginner sessions all through June and July. Intro to fencing under the instruction of US Olympic coach for boys and girls. $175/session. 1530 Carroll Drive NW, Suite 104, Atlanta. 404-603-9600. For more info and to register visit www.nellyafencers.com North Atlanta Fencing Center Learn the exciting sport of Olympic style fencing through games and instruction at our summer camps! Beginning/Intermediate camps: 6/16 - 21 and 7/21 - 25 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All gear is provided. Lunch included. 770-485-3556. www.northatlantafc.com North Cobb Christian School Summer Camps For ages 3-18. One week sessions offered in June and July, including camps for middle and high school students. Day, sports, music, arts, and academic camps. Before and after care also available. 770-975-0252. www.ncchristian.org/camps Olivia’s Dollhouse Tearoom Princess Charm School (for boys and girls ages 5-12) is a half-day camp that runs Monday through Friday, during Spring and Summer Break. With a curriculum based around etiquette, fairytales, fantasy and fun, it’s no wonder that your princess will want to come back to Olivia’s. 404-908-9073. www.oliviasdollhouseatl.com

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Pace Summer Programs Ages 3.5 year and older Half and Full Day Traditional Day Camps, and Specialty Camps. 966 West Paces Ferry, Atlanta 30327. 404-240-9130. www. pacecamp.org Peace and Carrots Camp Join the farm this summer! A camp experience in East Atlanta on a nine-acre urban farm. 404-981-3655.

Piedmont Park Conservancy Campers age 10-15 can spend their days being active in Piedmont Park’s sports fields, trails, courts, pool and open fields. Camp will also include daily cooking activities to fuel their bodies healthfully. 404-876-4024. www.piedmontpark.org Poor Little Rich Girl FASHION CAMP: An integrative approach to fashion using math, science, language, and social skills to build inner fashionistas. Camp includes weekly sewing courses, fashion blogging, design 101, and more! www.shopplrg.com/camp

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Top Notch Training Center Weekly half and full-day camps feature plenty of Gymnastics fun plus different themed crafts and games each week. Ages 3-13. 3145 Northwoods Pkwy, Suite 100, Norcross. 404-803-1218.

Porter Academy Summer Camp An Academic Camp for students with Learning Differences. Five one-week sessions June 9- July 11. 200 Cox Road, Roswell. Phone: 770-594-1313.

Tumbletots Preschool Camp Ages 2-6. Morning sessions M-W-F or T-TH.Choose your weeks. Fun indoor playground, art, music, themes. Norcross. 770-729-9660. www.funttots.com

RYRE Robotics Camp Fun and engaging science and engineering programs for students 6-18 years old. Different themed camps cover simple machines to Mindstorms, Robotics and more. Roswell. 770-772-6222. www.ryre.org Spartan Summer Camps/Greater Atlanta Christian School

St. Martin’s Summer Camp Fun for children from rising Pre-K through 8th grade. Session 1: June 2-June 27 & Session 2: July 7-August 1. Sessions include sports, robotics, computer skills, the arts and much more. 3110-A Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta. 404-228-0760. www.stmartinschool.org Sandy Springs UMC’s All Star Day Camp A variety of activities for campers ages 4-12. Weekly-themed camps held June 2-27 and July 7-August 8; full and half-day options. Visit www.ssumc.org/summercamps.html or call Candace Johnson at 404-255-1181 x203.

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Spartan Summer Camps at Greater Atlanta Christian School Ages 3-18, June 2-August 1, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Before/ After Extended Care available. Summer Day Camp, Art, Science, Sports, Dance, Drama, Technology/ Film Making, Cheerleading, Diving, Swimming, Sports Performance, Nike Basketball 1575 Indian Trail Rd., Norcross, GA 30093. 770-243-2275. www.greateratlantachristian.org; summercamp@ greateratlantachristian.org Tabula Rasa, The Language Academy “Summer Fest” French and Spanish immersion camps for children 3-10 years old. May 27- July 25. 5855 Riverside Dr., Atlanta. 404-409-0827.

Tutorvators Take advantage of this opportunity to receive strategic tips and tools to improve your child’s Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Grammar, Number and Operations, Geometry and more! Learn more at www.tutorvators.net or call 404-436-4477. The Ultimate Race Kamp Kart orientation program the 1st day. Immediate feedback and lessons to prosper and grow on track. Lunch and snack provided. Andretti’s ropes course and rock wall included. Professional driver visits and autographs. For information and to register, visit www.UltimateRaceKamp.com. The Waldorf School of Atlanta June- August. Times vary 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Play and nature camp for younger children. Specialty camps, art, music, knitting and more. 827 Kirk Rd., Decatur. 404-377-1315 or visit www. waldorfatlanta.org

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Westminster Summer Programs at The Westminster Schools Ages 4-18, June 2-July 11, 9-4 p.m. Before/ After Care available Summer Day Camp, Arts & Science, Sports, Wildcats, Theatre, Robotics, Golf, Tennis, Baseball, Cooking, Music Technology, Leadership in Training Sports Intensive Camps offered 9-noon and 5:30-8:30 p.m. 1424 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-367-7868. www. westminster.net/summer Woodward Academy Join aspiring scholars, artists, athletes, explorers and performers this summer! Woodward Academy offers a variety of camps on two campuses, May 27-August 1. For more information please call 404-7654400 or visit www.woodward.edu/camps Young Chefs Academy - Summer 2014 YCA offers cooking experiences like no other! Learn cooking skills and sample a variety of cuisines while getting handson instruction. Make this a “summer to remember” with culinary creativity. Weekly camps for KinderCooks (ages 4-5) and Jr. & Sr. Chefs (ages 5-18). Two area locations with a combined 13 years of successful summer camps: North Druid Hills/Emory (404-633-2633), and Sandy Springs/ Northside (404-255-9263).

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Zone of Light Studio A holistic art camp where weekly camps focus on a variety of themes to integrate art, learning, creativity, and more. 678-948-8059 www.zoneoflightstudio.com Zoo Atlanta Safari Day Camps Give your children an experience they will never forget – a wild adventure packed with hands-on learning and up-close experiences with over 1,500 animals. Each Camp features a different educational theme for campers ages kindergarten through fifth grade. Try Safari Day Camp for spring, summer and winter breaks. Visit zooatlanta.org to register or to learn more.

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Spotlight on Summer Camps The Bedford School/Squirrel Hollow Camp

Camp Kingfisher

quirrel Hollow Camp is a 4-week summer program, June 16-July 10, for children who need an academic boost. The program is held on the wooded 45 acre campus of The Bedford School in Fairburn, approximately 15 miles south of the Atlanta Airport. Students receive academic tutoring in small groups in the areas of math, reading and written expression. Multisensory materials and techniques are used and individualized for each student. Parents receive a detailed report and recommendations at the end of camp. Students also participate in recreational activities on the Challenge Course, the soccer field, the gym and the outdoor pool. Students gain academic skills as well as gains in selfesteem, confidence and social skills. The program is open to students currently in K-8th grade. Some partial scholarships are available. Contact Dr. Betsy Box, Director, 770-774-8001. Visit the website www.thebedfordschool.org for more information.

Chattahoochee Nature Center tradition since 1993, Camp Kingfisher has provided an unforgettable camp experience to thousands of children and young adults. We want all campers to have FUN in the outdoors, discover their connection to nature, and build strong character along the way. Outdoor adventuring and learning abounds on CNC’s 127 incredible acres during the summer. Campers hike, swim, see wildlife, canoe, investigate, craft, and more. Activities and science themes encourage personal growth, teamwork, and environmental stewardship in campers. Staff at Camp Kingfisher are passionate about childcare, the outdoors, and camp’s mission. Travel Program campers entering 8th and 9th grade will enjoy offsite adventure activities and a NEW offsite camping trip to a Georgia State Park! Register today to reserve your child’s spot in a summer 2014 camp session! Call (770) 992-2055 ext. 222 or visit http:// www.chattnaturecenter.org/camp-kingfisher/. Rising Kindergarten – 9th grade; One week, two week, and limited three week sessions are available; May 27 - August 8; FREE extended care available 8am – 9am & 4pm–6:15pm.

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amp Tall Oaks at Shreiner Academy embodies the characteristics of a traditional camp with the opportunity to learn by doing. Through outdoor experiences and blended academics, campers enjoy creative and challenging activities. The hands on discovery and adventures inspire campers to have a greater understanding of themselves, their environment and the community they live in. Growing friendships, character education and thorough engagement each day create an atmosphere of warmth and community. Relationships mature in this setting where character matters and where campers have opportunities to learn their own strengths and find their inner voice. Camp Tall Oaks seeks to inspire and empower children with a sense of comfort in the world as well as responsibility to the world. The wooded eight acre campus, two swimming pools, convenient hours and weekly field trips make this a rich base camp for a summer of fun and learning. Camp days are Monday through Friday from 7 am to 6:30 pm. Learn more at www.ShreinerAcademy.com or call 770-9531340 for a tour.

top cool, breezy Lookout Mountain in Northwest Georgia is an ACA accredited camp where your child will feel secure, welcome, and reassured. The limited enrollment, warm Christian atmosphere, caring counselors, and convenient camp lay-out give your camper a feeling of acceptance, belonging and appreciation. The Bennett family gets to know each and every camper on a close personal basis; their two generations of family management and over 60 years combined experience makes for a highly supervised program and an intimate, meaningful experience for campers. “The Camp Woodmont program strives to provide a family-type atmosphere within the camp group where each child feels a sense of belonging as a valued member of our camp’s community”, says director Alyson Gondek, “most parents want their child to learn self-reliance, responsibility, independence, and how to get along with others in a close-knit group; our program is designed to provide children with those type of learning experiences.” The 2014 season offers one and two-week sessions for boys and girls ages 6-14 starting June 1st. Call 706-398-0833 or visit www.campwoodmont.com for dates, rates, pictures and more information. Come to the Open House Sunday, May 18th, 2-5 pm to tour the facilities and meet the staff.

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Spotlight on Summer Camps Creative Studios of Atlanta

Deer Run Camps & Retreats

en Feinberg, CSA owner and director, has created a unique opportunity for motivated individuals who really want to learn film acting. Feinberg was honored with the 2013 Outstanding Achievement award for his contributions to the GA film industry. CSA presents a summer film acting intensive with working industry professionals culminating with a showcase screening in a movie theater. In CSA’s signature 5-day intensive, professional & aspiring young actors experience: film & television acting, commercials, voice over, teleprompting, hosting, script analysis, on camera audition skills, character creation, Meisner & Improv for film, on-camera performance and more. Past instructors include: Casting Directors: Joey Paul Jensen (Soul Surfer, That’s so Raven); Jen Rudin (Princess and the Frog, The Incredibles); Rhavynn Drummer (Tyler Perry Studios); Chase Paris (Revolution, Sleepy Hollow) Actors: Megan Hayes (Hunger Games: Catching Fire); Randall Taylor (Anchor Man 2); Rob Pralgo (Vampire Diaries); Tom Thon (Prisoners); Eric Mendenhall (Lawless); Karen Beyer (Sleepy Hollow); Eaddy Mays (The Blindside): Ken Feinberg (Star Trek, Buffy) Voice Over: Bob Carter (Dragon Ball Z, Street Fighter); Hosting: Kris Kosach (MTV); With locations in Midtown & Alpharetta, CSA is convenient to all of metro Atlanta. To learn more, call 404-355-4588 or visit www.csatl.com

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Dunwoody Nature Center

Emory Total Tennis Camps

he Dunwoody Nature Center recognizes the importance of science and learning in connecting kids with nature. Their traditional, nature based outdoor camp experience combines the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) concepts that children learn in school while emphasizing environmental sustainability through games, art, exploration - and most importantly fun! Each week of camp features a different theme that combines play and learning, allowing children to grow and develop at their own pace and better understand how they are a part of the larger world. This year’s camps will feature a newly renovated main classroom and playhouse building, plus an authentic Native American teepee – all on the beautiful grounds of Dunwoody Park. Of course, campers will also enjoy and be able to explore everyone’s favorite activity in the park – Wildcat Creek. Full day camps for rising Kindergarten through 5th graders group similarly aged friends and ensure a small camper to counselor ratio. Half-day mini-camps are just perfect for 3 and 4 year olds. Early morning drop off is available for all camps as is extended stay for full day campers who want even more fun. Learn more about 15 different weekly themes and register online at www.dunwoodynature.org

mory Total Tennis Camps with Coach Amy Bryant is a tennis specialty day camp for boys and girls ages 5 and up. Camp is offered the first 4 weeks of the summer at Emory University with options beginning at 8:30 am and ending at 6:00 pm. Camp is for all ages and levels and features a low camper to counselor ratio to keep kids engaged! For ages 8 and under, the curriculum follows the USTA quickstart recommended teaching style which is loads of fun! Older and more advanced campers also improve with our college style drills and games. Full-day registrants swim at the end of each day and extended care campers are offered extra activities which include rock climbing. Emory’s facilities boast indoor and outdoor courts, Olympic sized pools, gymnasiums and racquetball courts. Coach Bryant is the Head Women’s Tennis Coach at Emory University and has directed community summer camps for ten years. Her mission is to instill a lifelong passion for the game of tennis in each camper by creating a fun and safe learning environment. www.bryantcamps.com.

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Spotlight on Summer Camps Farmhouse in the City

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armhouse in the City is a whimsical art and play studio dedicated to enriching children’s lives through art and compassion for people, animals and the planet, located in a historic Roswell cottage built with creative spaces, plus a great courtyard garden! Come join them this summer for a camp like no other! A day with their lovable animals and creative art projects will create memories of a lifetime. 2013 was the seventh summer of hosting summer camps. A different theme each week of the summer includes Beach Week, The Great Outdoors, Mini Michelangelo and Girls Just Want to Have Fun! Each camp day includes mixed media art projects like canvas, watercolor, and pottery painting. The week ends with an art show for all parents and their guests! Each child will go home with 13-15 art projects to share and display! Cost is $285. Space is limited to 20 kids – first come, first serve – so don’t delay in registration! Visit farmhouseinthecity.com to read more and register!

winnett County Parks & Recreation offers a multitude of adventures this summer for ages 4-13. Full day camps from $125 per week, teach new skills and “play with a purpose”. Low counselor-to-camper ratio with highly skilled counselors and instructors all certified in first aid and CPR. Camp themes: Reclaim it Round Up: Reclaim and repurpose stuff and turn it into cool crafts and games, and protect the environment! Game Show Week: We Double Dare you to Come On Down and spin the Wheel of Fortune! Let’s Go Camp-In: Discover the fun of camping - put up a tent, sing and write camp songs and make traditional camp crafts. Get a Clue: Puzzles, scavenger hunts, riddles and brainteasers. Splash: Dive in to fun! Cool off and chill out with a week of fun water activities! Movin’ and Grovin’: Get up, get movin’ and get grovin’ to keep your body, mind and spirit fit.  Game on: A jam-packed week of sports, games and fun challenges! Mystery Mix It Up: Mix of art, games, science and a mystery topic each day, with photo scavenger hunt, disappearing ink, secret coded message and more. Re-Mix It Up: Backyard games, natural arts using wood, metal and rocks, fun cardboard crafts challenge your outdoor skills and more. Higher fees for non-Gwinnett. For more information, call 770.822.8840 or visit www.gwinnettparks.com.

High Meadows Camp

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School

stablished in 1973 on 40 acres of farm and forest in Roswell Georgia, High Meadows Camp offers a structured outdoor recreational program focusing on personal responsibility and environmental respect. In a relaxed, caring, and non-competitive atmosphere, each camper is encouraged to engage in new experiences and build relationships. Each day, High Meadows Camp welcomes 300 children, from age four to 14, to participate in a traditional camp experience. Groups are arranged by grade level, and generally have two counselors for every 12 to 15 children. The exemplary staff continues well-established traditions while teaching unique age-appropriate classes that include: Animal Care, Arts and Crafts, Archery, Swimming, Sports, Canoeing, Indian Lore, Photography, Pony Rides, Ropes, Dance, Performing Arts, Nature, Pioneering, and Woodworking. Preschoolers participate in a shortened day program with constant nurturing supervision, fun activities and exploring the campus. Bus transportation is available from various locations in the north metro area. At High Meadows Camp, summer fun goes hand-inhand with learning, achievement, and enrichment. In short, it’s what camp should be. Additional information at www. highmeadowscamp.org or 770.993.7975.

ummer Connection programs at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School are open to everyone – not just Holy Innocents’ families. Over the years, campers have come from over 75 schools around Metro Atlanta to play, explore, and learn in all sorts of fun and exciting ways. Spread throughout the school’s 49-acre campus, Summer Connection offers weekly programs for children and teens from 3 years-old through 12th-grade. Camp programs include virtually all interscholastic sports, most academic fields of study, and a wide variety of the Fine Arts, including music, drama, and the visual arts. Summer Connection also features lots of programs designed simply for fun, exercise, and camaraderie. One of the most popular offerings at Holy Innocents’ Summer Connection (for parents, at least) is Brush Up, a three-week program offering supplemental educational assistance to prepare students from pre-school to rising 9th graders. For more information or to request a brochure, please email Barbara Klein at barbara.klein@hies.org, or leave a message for her at (404) 303-2150 ext. 848. www.hies.org. 805 Mount Vernon Highway, NW Atlanta, GA 30327

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Spotlight on Summer Camps iD Tech Camps & iD Tech Academies

MJCCA Day Camps

ake interests further and gain a competitive advantage for school, college, and future careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Weeklong, day and overnight summer programs where ages 7-17 develop iPhone and Android apps, program in C++ and Java, design video games, produce films, build robots, create websites, and more. Programs are held at over 80 prestigious universities nationwide including Emory, Vanderbilt, Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and others. Small classes (8:1 student to instructor ratios, guaranteed) are hands-on, high energy, and led by tech-savvy staff. Also 2-week, pre-college, intensive summer programs for ages 13-18 at iD Programming Academy (held at Emory), iD Game Design & Development Academy (also at Emory), and iD Film Academy. Visit iDTech.com for more information and to register online. Or call 1-888-709-TECH (8324) to speak to a Program Advisor who can recommend a customized summer schedule to develop a student’s interests. Enroll now and make changes up until 3 weeks before camp without change fees.

njoy exciting MJCCA day camp options for summer 2014! Summer is just around the corner and the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is pleased to offer new online registration beginning January 12, for summer day camp at the Zaban Park campus (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody). Families can register for the more than 100 new and innovative, as well as popular returning, day camps for children, rising pre-K to 10th grade. Some of the new day camps include: Creative Chefs, Push Kart Rally, Woodworking, Superhero, and Color War. Several popular returning day camps include: Atlanta Hawks Basketball, All Around Atlanta Travel, Digital Experience, Mission Quest, Water Wipeout, and dozens more! Campers will also continue to enjoy the traditional day camp amenities they have grown to love over the years, including: swimming, archery, ropes course, lake activities, and more. Summer 2014 benefits/savings for MJCCA camp families include: A multi-week discount of $25/week when signing a child up for 6+ weeks; FREE bus transportation (a $60 per week value) from several convenient locations throughout Metro Atlanta, including a NEW Decatur/Emory route; and pre- and after-camp programming from 7:30 am through 6:00 pm. Visit atlantajcc.org or call 678.812.4004.

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Pace Summer Programs

livia’s Dollhouse Tea Room is a fairytale dollhouse that specializes in private dress up tea parties and making all of your princess’s dreams come true. Nationally known and recognized for their “royal treatment” dress up tea parties, Olivia’s in Johns Creek is now offering princesses their fairytale every day of the week during upcoming school breaks. Princess Charm School (for boys and girls ages 5-12) is a half-day camp that runs Monday through Friday, from 9AM until 1PM during Spring and Summer Break. Filled with fun and fabulous girlie activities including dressup, makeovers, and pamper sessions, as well as dance, music, role-playing and crafts. They also have plenty of suits, ties and hats for young gentlemen who’d like to enjoy the dollhouse. Your prince or princess is sure to have a great time. There will also be fabulous surprises each week including visits from Cinderella or Jasmine and pink hummer limo rides. You never know what might happen at Princess Charm School. With a curriculum based around etiquette, fairytales, fantasy and fun, it’s no wonder that your princess will want to come back to Olivia’s to celebrate her birthday party, personal milestones and holiday events. There’s no place quite like Olivia’s Dollhouse Tea Room, so come and see for yourself. Visit www.oliviasdollhouseatl.com or call 404-908-9073.

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American Red Cross swim lessons under the supervision of an experienced and highly trained staff. Pace Camp offers exciting opportunities for rising K-5th grade campers. With a low camper to staff ratio, young campers participate in activities such as arts and crafts, recreation, drama and swim lessons. Older campers enjoy choosing their schedule from electives such as edible creations, fashion design, sports and photography. Pace is excited for another year of our Exploring Leadership Program for rising 6th-8th graders. They offer 3 two-week sessions. These sessions will include having fun while learning leadership skills. There will be plenty of adventure through camping, climbing, rafting, ropes course and more! Pace Summer Programs offer specialty camps including robotics, chess, art, cooking, drama, sports and academic programs. For more information about all programs, visit www.PaceCamp.org or call 404-240-9130.

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Spotlight on Summer Camps Robotic Explorers Summer Camp

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programs in JAVA and design robots for a multi-bot competition. They explore professional connections while meeting each week’s expert guests. Camp challenges and full-day field trips are inspired by each week’s theme: June 9-13 “Giants of the Sea”, June 16-20 “Siege!”, June 23-27 “Jurassic Jungle”, July 7-11 “Saturn Voyage”, July 14-18 “African Safari”, and July 21-25 “Shipwrecked”. Robotic Explorers’ camps are designed for beginners and advanced builders and programmers alike. The organization’s instructional staff are experienced with differentiated learning making sure that each student is working at his or her own pace. Their methods help keep the fun in summer camp learning. Robotic Explorers offers science, technology, and engineering enrichment programs throughout the year at its own facility at 715 Hembree Place, Suite A in Roswell, Georgia as well as the six Metro Atlanta schools that it serves. The company actively participates in all FIRST programs and works to provide skill-based STEM programming and training to children of all ages. Visit the website at ryre.org.

Porter Academy Summer Camp

Riverview Camp

hile summer vacation carries happy memories of family, friends, and the great outdoors, it also has a downside. Many students suffer significant academic loss over the summer, and this loss seems to be exaggerated for children with learning differences. Porter Academy’s goal is to help children maintain academic levels within a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Each of the five weeks has a different theme: Animal Planet, Time Travelers, Winter Wonderland, American Fiestas, and Detective Days. Academics are interwoven into fun activities throughout each day as well as directly taught in small groups. This balance of fun and academics allows campers to relax and enjoy their summer while having academic skills reinforced. Campers participate in PE, Occupational Therapy, Music Therapy, games, arts & crafts, and hands-on-learning activities as well as in-house fieldtrips including the Art Barn and Nana Nature. Porter Academy creates a fun and fulfilling summer program that keeps students engaged and learning throughout the summer, thereby linking their academic success from year to year. For more information or to register, visit the website www. porteracademy.org or call 770-594-1313.

top breathtaking Lookout Mountain, only 2 hours from Atlanta, find a paradise of fun, friends and adventure for girls ages 6 to 16. With over 15 activity choices and recreational opportunities, campers and parents alike will be pleased with the choices and quality of the programs. Enjoy Riverview’s exceptional riding program for no additional fees, directed by equestrians experienced Riding Staff. There is something for everyone including: swimming, heated pool, ropes course, tennis, canoeing, golf, archery, rifle range, sports, basketball, climbing tower, CIT program, Chorus, Drama, Flag Twirling, Voice and Music. Riverview offers both one and two-week sessions, or longer stays are available. Each cabin includes its own bathrooms and showers. The Staff of Riverview is comprised of many college-age counselors who have camped with Riverview and who understand the importance of nurturing and caring for each camper! Owners, Susan and Dr. Larry Hooks have been Camp Directors since 1983. Assistant Director Donna Bares has been on staff with the Hooks since 1987. The full-summer staff is certified in Red Cross First Aid and CPR, with two or more nurses and a physician on staff. Riverview is a member of Christian Camping International & is accredited by American Camping Assoc. 1-800-882-0722 for a free DVD or visit www.riverviewcamp.com to view DVD’s on line!

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Spotlight on Summer Camps Sandy Springs UMC’s All Star Day Camp

The Ultimate Race Kamp

andy Springs UMC’s All Star Day Camp offers summer fun of all sorts to campers ages 4-12 throughout the summer. Campers explore themes such as “Fun with Food”, “Sportsapalooza”, “Wild Kingdom”, and “Up in the Air” through games and sports, art, creative play, science experiments, exploring nature, and more under the caring and enthusiastic guidance of our summer staff. All Star Day Camp is held at the Sandy Springs UMC Activities Center. This location allows campers to enjoy the beautiful gym, classrooms, playground, and fields of the Activities Center and provides easy access to field trips around Atlanta. The Sandy Springs UMC Activities Center also hosts Club Scientific, Engineering 4 kids, Nike Elite Hoops, and The Skill Factory camps in conjunction with All Star Day Camp, providing an opportunity for campers to dig deeper into sciences or hone athletic skills. Dates for these camps are available online. All Star Day Camp includes drop off from 8-9am and pickup from 4-6pm, with full and half-day options. Weekly camps are held June 2-27 and July 7-August 8. For more details and registration, please visit www.ssumc.org/summer-camps.html

he Ultimate Race Kamp provides your child with the knowledge to navigate the kart track while being safe and aware of their surroundings. The curriculum has been adapted from several of the nation’s most popular racing schools. They will place your child through a kart orientation program right away. No waiting until the 2nd or 3rd day to begin. Immediate feedback is provided, as well as lessons for your child to prosper and grow on track. During the course of the week The Ultimate Race Kamp will provide lunches and snack to the Kamper each day. Also, the Kampers will be able to tackle the ropes course and rock wall available at Andretti’s. Finally, during the course of the week the coaches and counselors will go over fitness, eating right and being focused drivers. At The Ultimate Race Kamp once a week, a professional driver visits and speaks to the kids, gives autographs and shares with the Kampers their life experiences and advice. For information and to register, visit www.UltimateRaceKamp.com.

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Wealthy Habits 2-Day Workshops

he Waldorf School of Atlanta, located in Decatur, offers day camp for children Kindergarten through rising grade 8th grade. The Summer Garden sessions are created with the Kindergarten child in mind. The rhythm of each day is filled with song, stories, and of course PLAY, fostering the natural development and imagination of the young child. Outdoor play and exploration of the natural world are encouraged and incorporated into the curriculum. Diverse specialty camps are offered for children ages 7-13 including art, culture, strategy (games), handwork (including crochet, knitting, felting, cross-stitch & rug-weaving), cooking, string instruments, travel camp, gardening, architecture & engineering, athletics camps and much more! Each specialty camp is designed to capture the imagination, increase a skill and incorporate summer fun! Camps begin between 8:30 and 9:00 in the morning and end at 1:00 or 3:00 in the afternoon with early morning care beginning at 7:30 am and afternoon care available until 5:00 pm for an additional fee. Register by April 15 to receive a $20 discount on all camp sessions by mentioning Atlanta Parent Magazine. Please visit their website at www.waldorfatlanta.org. Contact Melinda Evanovich at 404-377-1315 or mevanovich@ waldorfatlanta.org for more information.

udgeting and counting change are still necessary survival skills; however, they are no longer taught in our children’s classrooms. As a result, many kids have little understanding of money management, which often leads to a future of high debt and limited financial freedom. The Wealthy Habits Workshop (WHW) is a fun way for students (ages 10 & up) to become “financially fit” by learning the basics of money management through handson activities. The year-round workshops cover topics like debt, investing and budgeting. Best of all, students finish the program with the confidence needed to manage their own money and to make saving and investing a permanent part of their future. Learning about money doesn’t have to be boring or scary. Start your child(ren) on the journey to becoming financially fit. The WHW is brought to you by the Rosen Family Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3). Call (678) 218-1299 or visit www.wealhtyhabits.org for more information and to register. Program location: 1200 Ashwood Parkway, Suite 155, Atlanta, GA 30338 (Dunwoody/Perimeter Mall Area).

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2014 Summer Camps Musical Theatre Camp One-Week Session June 9–June 13 Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm Ages 8-14 $275 per camper

A summertime experience that introduces campers to all aspects of theatre performance! It’s going to be a creative adventure. Don’t miss out!

Drama Camp Two-Week Session June 16–June 27 Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm Ages 8-14 $475 per camper

For more information: 404-894-2787 • dramacamp@ferstcenter.org • www.ferstcenter.org

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FULL and HALF day

GYMNASTICS CAMPS Weekly themed crafts & games

3145 Northwoods Pkwy, Suite 100 Peachtree Corners, GA 30071

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Scholarships for 4/5 Years Old Available!

• Full & Part Time, Mother’s Morning Out

Camp Cresco takes Field Trips to Stone Mountain, Center for Puppetry Arts & Mayfield Dairy

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Full & Half-Day Camp Sessions in May & June for girls & boys ages 5-18:

Session I: May 27-30 CSDkids Session: May 30 Session II: June 2-6 Session III: June 9-13 Session IV: June 16-20 All Camps at Emory University Home of the Candy Can!

404-727-6389

Marietta/Roswell: 770-992-8031 3001 Johnson Ferry Rd. Marietta, GA 30062

Johns Creek/Suwanee: 678-381-0020 4040 Johns Creek Pkwy. Suwanee, GA 30024

www.bryantcamps.com

Buford: 678-765-3028 1980 Buford Hwy. Buford, GA 30518

Woodstock: 770-751-1736 9880 Hickory Flat Hwy. Woodstock, GA 30188

Sign up by March 15 to receive $25 off the price of one full-day session or $10 off the price of one half-day session.

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Discover why our campers return year after year!

Real Cooking - Real Fun!  For kids who love to cook or just love to have fun  All meals and snacks included  Weekly sessions all summer  Kids make 3 to 4 recipes every day

2 Convenient Locations

North Druid Hills/Emory - 404-633-2633 Sandy Springs/Northside - 404-255-9263

www.YoungChefsAcademy.com

Science Camp by High Touch-High Tech Since 1994

HANDS ON EXPERIMENTS CONDUCTED BY DEGREED PROFESSIONALS

FROM CSI Discoveries, Robotics, Chemistry & Rockets TO Fossils, Bugs, Space & Gemstones ALSO: STEM Camp! (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) • Lawrenceville • Marietta • Cumming • Roswell • Vinings • Dunwoody 770-667-9443 | ScienceMadeFunAtl.org

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Where hands-on learning and summer fun meet! Contact David Florence 770-953-1340 www.shreiner.com atlantaparent.com

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Preschool & Parties

PRESCHOOL & CAMP

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holistic art programs, art projects, reading & writing, videos, acting, holistic learning and art— sure to engage any child. (All supplies included)

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Ages 1-7

PRIVATE B’DAY PARTIES

Spalding@Holcomb Bridge

Norcross • www.funttots.com

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Children’s Special Services, LLC “Building on a tradition of quality and caring”

Summer Camp Registrations now being accepted! June June 9-10-11-12 Play YOUR Way to Sensory Motor Success Group* 9-11:30 AM St. Martin’s in the Fields Episcopal Church School, Atlanta, GA 30319 Play YOUR WAY to Sensory Motor Success is a sensory exploratory group for children preschool through Kindergarten. Children will explore various sensory mediums and use their bodies as a tool to participate in games, crafts and group activities . In addition they will get organizational experiences and basic in-hand manipulation skills that are precursors to fluid handwriting. Skills they will need as they move into elementary school academics.   • Cost $295. All materials included • Limit 6 to the group. OTR and OTS led • Ages 3-6 • This is billed as occupational therapy and may be plan permitting, submitted to your insurance company. • Register Through St. Martin’s Explorers Group. Mr. Morres Walker  404-2374260, ext 729.

June 16-17-18-19 WIN™ Program Write Incredibly NOW™ 9 AM -12 PM Clinic and Buckhead locations to be announced Handwriting organization and sensory awareness rolled into 12 moving and exciting hours of increased competency. • Both manuscript and cursive taught • Cost $550. Manual & materials inc. • Limit 10 to group. • Register through Children’s Special Services, LLC 770-394-9791 or online at www.childrens-services.com June 23-24-25-26 WIN™ Program Write Incredibly NOW™   9 AM -12 PM THIS WILL BE THE ONLY PACE CAMP THIS SUMMER

Handwriting organization and sensory awareness rolled into 12 moving and exciting hours of increased competency • Both manuscript and cursive taught • Cost $550. Manual & materials inc. • Limit 15 to group. • Register through PACE ACADEMY, 404-240-9130. Ask for Beth Singletary Please call or email us for pricing information and other available programs, locations & details.

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July July 7-8-9-10 Social Skills (POP™) Personal Options and Preferences™ Group 9 AM -12 PM St. Martin’s the Fields Episcopal Schools A program of guided play to help children with fine and gross motor and sensory motor skills inclusive of but not limited to getting used to new environments, activities, guided problem-solving, transitioning, coping and frustration tolerance abilities and more. OTR & OTS. Registered Music Therapist led • Open to 15 children maximum • Register Through St. Martin’s Explorers Group, Mr. Morres Walker 404-2374260, ext 729 July14-15-16-17 WIN™ Program Write Incredibly NOW™  9 AM -12 PM St. Martin’s the Fields Episcopal Schools Handwriting organization and sensory awareness rolled into 12 moving and exciting hours of increased competency • Cost $650. Manual & materials inc. • Limit 10 to group. Open to 15 children maximum.

• Both manuscript and cursive • Two OTRs 2OTSs • Register Through St. Martin’s Explorers Group, Mr. Morres Walker  404-2374260, ext 729.    July 21-22-23-24 WIN™ Program Write Incredibly NOW™ 9 AM -11:45 AM Midtown International School Handwriting organization and sensory awareness rolled into 12 moving and exciting hours of increased competency!! Labored to legible manuscript and cursive US Trademarked Program.   Taught through games that create automatic movements~ fluency can be fun!! • Register below or through Children’s Special Services, LLC 770-394-9791 or online at www.childrens-services.com • Open to 10 children maximum.  Ages 4-12 ~ children will be grouped within the group. • Cost $550. All materials workbooks and crafts included. July 28-29-30-31 Last Gasp Readiness Camp Clinic Located inside Temple Emanu-El, Sandy Springs, GA

Homework SURVIVAL Kit,™ (Exclusive to Children’s Special Services, LLC) organizational skills, handwriting review, study skills, etc.  Addressing “new school” and/or “new kid in school” issues.  Evening parent session on how to ask for special services and get your child’s needs attended to. • Open to 8 children and families max. • Cost $495 • Monday - Wednesday 9-11:30; 6 PM Thursday Evening session for families. • Register through Children’s Special Services, LLC 770-394-9791 or online at www.childrens-services.com   On-going individual treatment and evaluations – call for an appointment.

Call 770-394-9791 or visit www.childrens-services.com info@childrens-services.com to register Susan N. Schriber Orloff, OTR/L Occupational Therapist, Registered and Licensed CEO/Executive Director

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Fishing • Painting

www.millsprings.org/SummerPrograms

Boys & Girls Ages 3-18 May 27 - August 1

1575 Indian Trail Road Norcross, GA 30093 770-243-2275

summercamp@greateratlantachristian.org

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FUN Summer Equestrian DAY CAMPS for ages 5 and older

   

Ride every day PLUS... Build friendships and confidence Enjoy teamwork while improving skills Wonderful Horses to “Adopt”

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Don’t miss the experience! Year Round LESSONS for Kids (and Parents too)

LITTLE ENGINE FARM

678-575-1475

www.littleenginefarm.net Convenient to Alpharetta, Roswell & Woodstock

June 2 - 6 • June 9 - 13 July 14 - 18 • July 21 - 25 July 28 - Aug 1 9 A.M. – NOON $175 PER SESSION $75 OFF with AP CODE 824

All equipment and healthy snack included. Register online at nellyafencers.com

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Kids Can Write camps Summer and Fall

at Historic Barrington Hall in Roswell

10 am to 4 pm June 16 – June 20 June 23 – June 27 July 14 – July 18

Saturday Camp Series: (Six Consecutive Saturdays)

October 11 – November 15 $250 per child, per camp Mary Ann Rodman, children’s writing instructor and award winning author (First Grade Stinks, Yankee Girl), teaches children how to tell stories clearly through guided exercises, creative thinking and local field trips.

Call 770.640.3855 to register!

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EnviroVentures Kindergarten - Rising 6th Grade Daily June 2nd - August 1st

Environmental Education Adventures in Piedmont Park! Featuring swimming, outdoor sports and recreation, Wheels Fridays, nature hikes, arts and crafts, and much more!

www.piedmontpark.org ~ 404.876.4024

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The Camp at St. Martin’s offers fun for children in rising Pre-K through 8th grade. The Camp at St. Martin’s 3110-A Ashford Dunwoody Road Atlanta, GA 30319 (404) 237-4260, ext. 380 www.stmartinschool.org Owned and managed by St. Martin’s Episcopal School. Director of Summer Programs: Mark McDaniel

Summer 2014

SESSION I: JUNE 2 - JUNE 27 SESSION II: JULY 7 - AUGUST 1

SUMMER ACADEMICS June 16 -July 25 1090 Powers Place Alpharetta

404-839-5910

For students with LD, ADHD, AS/HFA or other learning issues • One week sessions or all five weeks • Focus on LA/Writing /Math • Half day - Before and after care available

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Half-week Aviation Camps Ages 12 and up $249.00 per session $299.00 per session including an actual flight with campers at the controls! (only $50 more)

June 9-11 • June 23-25 July 7-9 • July 21-23 Exciting behind the scenes tours of multi-million dollar private/commercial aircraft and airport facilities! Interactive and engaging presentations on aerodynamics, ATC Communications and more! For more information and registration go to:

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Transform Your Child! Boost your child's self-esteem and academic skills in less time with more fun with our Butterfly Program! Schedule your FREE Assessment TODAY to start the process! www.tutorvators.net 404-553-1683

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The Woods of Waldorf Summer Camp Beautiful 5 Acre Campus of Waldorf School Kindergarten – Rising Grade 8 Summer Garden: Kindergarten - Rising Grade 1 Specialty Camps: Ages 7 – 13 9am – 1pm or 9am – 3pm Before & Aftercare Available

Sign up by April 15 & receive $20 discount on all Camp Sessions For more information contact Melinda Evanovich at 404-377-1315

www.waldorfatlanta.org

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1st Session:

June 2 -June 27

2nd Session:

June 30 -July 25 Tuition up to $250/wk Enroll now:

678-837-5741 www.shopplrg.com/camp

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Kids ages 9-15 Driver Coaching Extreme Sports/Games Pro-Driver Guests Lunch/ Snack Provided! Proven Curriculum

Info & Registration AT

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Best Results Academy Summer Academic Camp

Summer School is COOL! June 9 - August 1

• Education!

Math, Language, Reading & CRCT Prep

•Entertainment! •FUN!

770-969-9208

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10 Tips for Choosing a Day Camp How do you choose the right day camp for your child? There are hundreds in the metro area, each touting the best program. To begin, here are some basic questions that are specific to day camps:

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Is transportation provided? Where will the camp be held?

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What is the cost per week? Is this all-inclusive? Are field trips, arts and crafts project supplies and swimming lessons included? What is the fee if parents are late picking up their child?

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What is the total group size? Is lunch provided? Snacks? Drinks? Are lunches refrigerated?

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How do counselors handle a child who does not want to participate in a particular activity? Does the camp schedule include a nap time or rest period? (for younger campers) What are the bathroom facilities like? Is recreational equipment safe and in good condition?

Atlanta’s Premiere Full Immersion Children’s Language Academy

SUMMER CAMPS! Español

May 27 - July 25

• Morning and Afternoon Camps Available • Total Immersion Français • Spanish & French Camps • Babies - 10 years old • After School Care Available....more details online

Imagine your child speaking 3 languages by the age of 4!

Give your child the gift of a second language in a nurturing European style school

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Dunwoody Nature Center Summer Camps............... 45 Dynamo Swim Center................................................ 38 Emory University-Bryant Tennis Camps..................... 36 Engineering For Kids.................................................. 20 Farmhouse in the City................................................ 20 Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech................... 35 Georgia Aquarium Camp H20.................................... 41

BIG BOOK of Camps Advertiser Index 7 Stages Theater Youth Creates ............................... 43 Alexsander Academy Summer Academics............... 47 Alliance Francaise French Summer Camps............... 47 Alliance Theatre Drama Camps................................. 33 Animal Camp - Cub Creek Science Camp.................. 6 Athens Y Camp.......................................................... 12 Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education................. 45

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Greater Atlanta Christian School Spartan Camp........ 43 Guitar Camp USA....................................................... 50 Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation......................... 37 Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center................ 52 High Meadows Camp................................................. 25 High Touch - High Tech Science Camp...................... 40 Holy Innocents Episcopal School Summer Connection.................................................. 52 iD Tech Camps........................................................... 21 KidzArt Camp............................................................. 50 Linda’s Rising School................................................. 14 Little Engine Farm Equestrian Camp.......................... 44

Atlanta Girls’ School SMART Girl Camp..................... 40

Marcus Jewish Community Center/ MJCCA Camps ........................................... Back Cover

Atlanta Hawks ............................................................ 42

McGinnis Woods Country Day School........................ 23

Atlanta International School....................................... 50

Mill Springs Academy’s Mark Trail Camp.................. 43

Barrington Hall Kids Can Write Camps...................... 45

Mount Paran Christian School Summer Camps........ 33

The Bedford School / Squirrel Hollow Camp.............. 38

Nellya Fencers............................................................ 44

Best Results Academy............................................... 52

North Atlanta Fencing Center..................................... 51

Big Thinkers Science Summer Camps....................... 55

North Cobb Christian School Summer Camps.......... 48

British Academy of Performing Arts........................... 49 Builder Bunch LEGO Camp........................................ 39

Olivia’s Dollhouse Princess Charm School Camps................................................ 27

Camp Cedar Cliff........................................................ 17

Pace Academy Summer Programs............................ 46

Camp Fire Camp Toccoa........................................... 14

Peace & Carrots Camp.............................................. 45

Camp Greenville-YMCA.............................................. 11

Piedmont Park Camps............................................... 46

Camp Invention.......................................................... 46

PLRG Fashion Camp.................................................. 50

Camp Juliette Low...................................................... 17

Porter Academy Summer Camp................................ 48

Camp Kingfisher at Chattahoochee Nature Center................................... 47

Riverview Camp for Girls.............................................. 3

Camp Ocoee-YMCA..................................................... 4

Robotic Explorers Summer Camp............................... 2

Camp Strong 4 Life...................................................... 8

Sandy Springs UMC’s All Star Day Camp.................. 23

Camp Tall Oaks at Shreiner Academy....................... 41 Camp Thunderbird-YMCA.......................................... 12

S.O.A.R. to Adventure at Riverside Military Academy........................................ 10

Camp Whitefield......................................................... 49

Tabula Rasa, The Language Academy...................... 53

Camp Woodmont....................................................... 14

Top Notch Training Center Gymnastics Camp........... 36

Centennial Aviation Academy.................................... 47

Tumbletots Preschool & Parties.................................. 42

Center for Puppetry Arts............................................... 4

Tutorvators.................................................................. 48

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta............................. 31

UGA Youth Programs.................................................. 10

Children’s Special Services........................................ 42

The Ultimate Race Kamp........................................... 51

CHW Productions/Kids Present Camp....................... 44

Valley View Ranch Equestrian Camp........................... 6

Circus Camp.............................................................. 29

The Waldorf School of Atlanta.................................... 49

Club Scientific............................................................. 22

The Westminster Schools Summer Programs........... 35

Creative Studios of Atlanta......................................... 46

Wealthy Habits Workshops........................................ 51

Cresco Montessori’s Camp Cresco........................... 36

Woodward Academy.................................................. 48

Deer Run Camps & Retreats........................................ 7

Young Chefs Academy............................................... 40

Doe River Gorge......................................................... 15

Zone of Light Day Camps........................................... 42

Dunwoody Christian Academy................................... 38

Zoo Atlanta’s Safari Day Camps................................ 36

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