Spotlight on Summer Camps & Learning Programs

Learn about some of the most exciting summer camp & learning programs that attended this year's Summer Camp & Learning Expo 2017 in the greater Atlanta area. The Emory WorkLife Resource Center does not endorse or recommend any particular summer program and encourages all parents to carefully evaluate any program they are considering for their child.

 

AFS Intercultural Programs

 

    

 

Travel can open the door to the world, but immersing oneself in the culture of another country can make that experience life-changing!  AFS Intercultural Programs is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that has been around for over 65 years and provides a variety of opportunities for students ages 14-18 to travel abroad and live with a host family. We offer short, 2-week Global Prep and traditional 4-8-week programs in the summer. Students can also travel to more than 50 countries on a semester or yearlong program. Some countries even offer gap-year, language study, and community service programs. Scholarships are available.

 

If going abroad doesn’t seem like the best fit or, perhaps, your children are still young, another great option is to bring the world to you. AFS is always looking for families to host exchange students. In the metro Atlanta area this school year, we have 30 AFS students from all over the world staying with host families and learning all they can about U.S. culture.

 

For more information about going abroad and/or hosting with AFS, please contact Allyson Sicard, at asicard@afsusa.org or 404-435-2043.

 

 

 

  

 

Camp Blue Ridge is a family operated, activity oriented, coed residential camp. We are located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains only 90 minutes from midtown Atlanta. Our 250 acre site is second to none, offering athletics, aquatics, outdoor adventure and arts facilities. With 12 indoor facilities, our activities continue come rain or shine.Our elective program allows each camper to select from over 50 indoor and outdoor activities for 3 day intervals and 6 periods per day.

 

At the end of each interval, a camper may elect to specialize in some of the activities already attempted or choose an entirely new schedule. Our highly trained staff will assist each camper in making his/her selections.We are currently offering 50% off our Session for all new campers.

 

Contact info:
Lori Waldman
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954-668-6888

 

 

 

Since 1914 Camp Dixie has been providing a unique summer experience for boys and girls 6 -15. Camp Dixie is a traditional coed camp located in the beautiful mountains of northeast Georgia with a limited enrollment. A complete range of traditional camp activities are offered and campers get to choose their activities throughout their 1,2,4,6 or 7 week stay.With our skill- based activity instruction, campers grow to appreciate their own abilities to be creative and imaginative.

 

Special evening and weekend programs offer a variety of social and team building activities – camp favorites are Counselor Hunt, Capture the Camp Flag, and Dinner Theater.Our caring staff is composed mainly of Dixie alumni who carry on the Dixie tradition of wanting to create the magic for new campers – of giving back - “The Dixie Way”. Forming life long friendships and developing an appreciation for the outdoors are just part of the Dixie experience.Come join us on May 7th from 2 - 5pm for our Open House!All Emory Employees are eligible for a $25 discount for each summer camp registration.

 

Contact info:

info@campdixie.org

 

 

 

Camp Westminster provides 7 weeks of overnight and day camp sessions for ages 6-15. 8 weeks of Counselor in Training sessions for ages 15-17. Early bird discounts, refer a friend discount, family discount, multi-session discount.

 

Contact info:

2412 Lake Rockaway Road NW

Conyers, GA 30012

(770) 483-2225

administrator@campwestminster.org

www.campwestminster.org

 

 

Children's Museum Atlanta

 

The perfect summer camp experience. Explore the Children's Museum’s permanent exhibits and climb to the center of the earth in Gateway to the World, work on a farm and prepare a meal in Fundamentally Food, paint on a wall in Let Your Creativity Flow, and explore robots in Step Up to Science. Plus, participate in STEM crafts, learn yoga, take a cooking glass and enjoy outdoor play in the Museum’s backyard at Centennial Olympic Park.

 

Ages: 5 - 9

 

June 12 - 16

June 19 -23

July 10 - 14

July 17 - 21

 

 

Club Scikidz     

 

Club Scikidz offers children and teens, ages 4-15 exciting camps in science and technology. These camps include experiments and projects in Video Game Creation, Robotics, Veterinary Science, Crime Scene Investigation, Culinary Science, Paleontology, Engineering, Space, Biology, Chemistry, Oceanography, LEGO Robotics, Medicine, Programming, 3-D Printing, Drones, and much more. For 17 years, Club Scikidz has been providing an opportunity for young people to see how science works in the real world.

 

At Club Scikidz we believe that every child is a scientist. Our vision is to make them better scientists by offering 48 unique science day camps. Our camps inspire interest in science and technology by involving children in the creation of a multitude of take-away projects in each camp. Our goal is for kids to have fun and get excited about science.


 

Community Music Centers of Atlanta   

 

CMC popular Day Camps for Kids strike the perfect balance between a creative, effective music curriculum and some good, old-fashioned fun. In our day camp catalog, there's something for each an every young musician-- beginners or more advanced, instrumentalists and vocalists-- ages 5 and up, and you'll discover enough variety to keep a single student entertained and growing if you enroll for multiple weeks.

 

All camps except the Music Theater Workshop include a private lesson on the instrument of choice. This is a great way for students to continue or start their journey learning to play an age appropriate instrument from a warm and encouraging teacher. For older students, grades 6-8 and 9-12, we offer performance based Workshops and Workshop intensives. Our most popular summer event for students in this category is our Summer Student Showcase which for the past few years has been at Variety Playhouse in Little 5 Points, one of Atlanta's best music halls.

 

Information about CMC Atlanta Performance Workshops and summer camp is available online at CMCAtlanta.com

 

 

DigitechU

 

At DigitechU camp students spend 1/2 the day doing STEM and 1/2 the day exploring a variety of activities including sports, art, music, cooking, photography, and cooking. Please register your child today @ www.digitechu.com!

 

 

The Emory Child Study Center

 

The Emory Child Study Center invites you and your child to the many different research studies on child development at Emory University. At the Emory Child Study Center, we study language, learning, memory, and how babies and children understand space and numbers. We are currently seeking families with children age newborn through 17 year.

 

 

Emory Pre-College Program

 

The Emory Pre-College Program is a summer academic program for high school students. It gives college-bound rising juniors and rising seniors an exciting glimpse of academic and residential life at a top-ranked national university. High school students may explore topics with professors who are the leading experts in their fields, enroll in classes with college students, and earn transferable college credit.

 

Two-week noncredit courses and three-week noncredit institutes are available. Students wishing to earn credit alongside Emory undergraduates will enroll in a six-week course through the Emory Summer College for High School Students. Emory Pre-College students enrolled in non-credit courses live together in a residence hall on campus or within commuting distance with their families and participate in a variety of programs, activities, and excursions designed to prepare them for college life. Financial aid and courtesy scholarship available.

 

 

 

 

Emory University, Healthcare, and CDC employees receive a 10% discount. We also offer multi-week and multi-child discounts. Click here for more information.

 

 

idTech Camp

 

We are the world’s #1 summer tech camp for kids and teens ages 6 – 18! At iD Tech, we offer day & overnight summer camps for aspiring programmers, app developers, video game designers, engineers, filmmakers, photographers, and more. Courses are led by tech-savvy, adult-only staff in a fun, energetic and experiential environments. In addition to providing entertaining and age-appropriate activities, our STEM summer camps are loaded with original, real-world curriculum and professional software. With personalized, hands-on instruction for all skill levels and small class sizes of just eight students per instructor, we anticipate our students to become the world’s next creators of innovative technology!

 

Click here for more information.

 

 

In the City Camp

 

Make new Jewish friends at In the City Camp, Atlanta’s coolest Jewish day camp. Sports, swimming, arts & crafts, science, drama, field trips, dance, yoga, community service, music, and Israeli cooking – we do it all!


Our Kid Camp (entering K-5th grade), Tween Camp (entering grades 6-8), and Counselor-in-Training (entering 10th grade) programs run weekly June 5-July 28 at Congregation Shearith Israel in Morningside and July 10-August 4 at Atlanta Jewish Academy in Sandy Springs.


Bus transportation is available from Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, N.Springs/Roswell, Brookhaven, Buckhead, and Toco Hills. Visit our website for information about before/after care, bus transportation, financial support, and staff opportunities. Learn more and register now at www.inthecitycamp.com or call us at 404-698-1134.

 

 

Language International Kids Camp

 

Language International Kids Educational Services is an innovative international themed program that creatively exposes kids to different cultures, languages, and places around the world! Our unique programming curriculum supports the vision and mission of many public and charter schools who have articulated the goal of preparing students to compete in a global society!

 

Language International Kids Educational Services (L.I.K.E.S.) uses innovation, fun, and creativity to uniquely exposes kids to the cultural diversity of the world, the earth, and the globe we share."Language International Kids will continue to make learning and recreation enjoyable with our new Brain Juice Kids Maker Camp! In our Makerspace, campers will be guided through phases: Think & Explore, Tinker & Innovate, and Design & Create! Campers will experience 3D Printing, Snap & Paper Circuits, Tapigami, Wearable electronics, Audino, Makedo Cardboard Construction, Raspberry PI, Keva Planks, Papercrafts, Scratch, and MORE!! Our websites are: www.languageinternationalkids.com and www.brainjuicekids.com

 

We are conveniently located in the Kirkwood area at 2071 Hosea Williams Dr in Atlanta.

 

 

 

 

Teenage drivers education program which satisfies the requirements for obtaining a Georgia drivers license. Thirty (30) hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of in car instruction with a state certified instructor.

 

 

 

At Oak Tree Camps, a camper will learn outdoor skills, learn how to solve Rubik's cube, play chess, stand with their legs straight and touch their palms to the floor, work independently and collaboratively, make jewelry, create art, play sports, swim lessons, take field trips, and so much more. Specialization is for insects!"

 

www.oaktreecamps.com

Info@oaktreecamps.com

 

Emory employee discount (10% off): EMORYOTC2017

 

 

 

In partnership with Emory's Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods (or QuanTM), the QuanTM Math Circle is a four-week math summer camp at Emory University designed to introduce high school students to the complex world of mathematics and its applications through quantitative analysis.

 

High school students with a passion for math will learn and apply university-level mathematics and quantitative skills in fields such as combinatorics, number theory, probability, statistics, game theory, and more, taught at Emory by graduate students and local math educators. $300 early bird tuition discount if registered by February 28th, 2017.

 

http://mathcircle.us/summer/emory/

 

 

Rvierview Camp

 

Riverview Camp is a Private summer camp for girls ages 6-16. We are located only 2 hours from Atlanta on top of Lookout Mountain. We have 1 and 2 week options or longer. We offer over 20 Activities. Come by on February 2nd to sign up for our trunk packed for camp givaway . Also, we are offering a discount of $100.00 for a 1 week session and $200.00 off of a 2 week session. We can't wait to meet you!

 

 

Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG)

 

Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) runs multi-week summer academic programs for gifted, creative, and academically talented students ages 5-17 on prestigious school and college campuses. We offer a residential and day program at Emory University each summer. The programs combine academics with social, cultural, and recreational activities for a truly engaging experience.

 

Through 32 years of experience, SIG has developed a unique opportunity that enriches and enhances students’ natural talents and abilities while encouraging them to engage in individual areas of intellectual passion. This experience is further developed in our 8 week year-round online program. For more information, visit GiftedStudy.org.

 

 

 

The Clifton School

 

Discovery Camp 2017
Young children are adventurous and always want to explore and investigate things. At Discovery STEM Camp, they will experience exciting field trips that will wow them in a fun-filled atmosphere of learning and laughing! They will explore wind, rain, rocks and minerals; find excitement with robots and planes.

 

This summer, we will partner with your child in exploring and investigating various elements of STEM’s that will peak their curiosity. In addition, to all these wonderful activities. The Clifton School will continue to offer an interactive and interpersonal learning environment that will keep our campers engaged and excited about the process of acquiring knowledge. We are honored to have your child join us for a fantastic summer of interactive learning, meeting new friends, and reconnecting with old friends as we discover new things.

 

Junior Camp (4-5 years) & Senior Camp (6-9yrs) for Emory, CHOA, CDC employees
or affiliates. Emory, CHOA & CDC get priority registration.


To register please:

call (404) 315-6340

email: dgunn@thecliftonschool.org

 

 

Trees Atlanta

Trees Atlanta also offers camp programs during the summer, spring break and other school breaks. Junior TreeKeepers are budding environmental stewards engaged with hands-on activities in environmental science, biking the Atlanta BeltLine, field trips to local attractions and more fun! Multiple Session Discount and Multiple Camper Discount.

 

Click here for more details.

 

 

The Waldorf School of Atlanta’s summer camp program embodies our school’s values through creative play, purposeful work, engagement with the arts, and stewardship of the natural world and our campus. We offer a summer program starting with our youngest campers at age 2 up through rising 9th graders. See our website for more details. www.waldorfatlanta.org

 

5% Early Bird discount for registering by March 15!

 

 

A 5-day Wealthy Habits camp with four dates available on the Emory campus are perfect for middle and high school students. Wealthy Habits believes in active learning, a process where students are engaged through games, projects and discussions that help in creating a space to explore, discover and develop an understanding about money and its importance in life.Students are exposed to new ways of thinking about money and finance. They develop a mature understanding about saving and investing, and also learn about the importance of planning for the future as early as possible.

 

Questions? Call 678-218-1299 or visit www.wealthyhabits.org.

 

 

 

Go WILD at Zoo Atlanta's Summer Safari Day Camp!

Your child can explore the Zoo and learn about our different animals through hands-on activities, arts and crafts, up-close animal encounters, keeper talks and more! Zoo Atlanta Safari Day Camp: Summer Session is held weekly May 30 - August 4 with different themes each week.

 

It’s never too early to register for summer camp. Spaces fill up fast, so sign your child up today!

 

Contact Information:

404-624-5822

education@zooatlanta.org