Summer break 2023: Local camps for kids in metro Atlanta
Summer break will be here before you know it, and it’s time to start planning for your kids’ summer activities. Luckily, metro Atlanta is home to a wide range of summer camps that offer fun and engaging experiences for children of all ages and interests. Whether your kids are interested in cooking, arts, science, sports or nature, there are plenty of camps in the Atlanta area that will keep them busy and entertained this summer.
Puppet Summer Camp - Center for Puppetry Arts
The Center for Puppetry Arts presents Puppet Camp, a unique opportunity for kids to participate in a collaborative and creative experience that merges visual art with theater. With three camps tailored to different age groups, registration is currently open, providing your child with a chance to discover the world of puppetry and theater!
Location: Midtown - 1404 Spring St. NW; Website: puppet.org/puppet-summer-camp; Contact: 404-873-3391; Ages: 5-12
Music Day Camp - Community Music Centers
CMC Atlanta provides a creative and fun music curriculum through their day camps for kids, which include themed camps for grades K-5 and Performance Workshops for middle and high school students. These camps and workshops concentrate on different musical styles, instruments, and genres, ending with a Student Showcase.
Location: Multiple Locations; Website: cmcatlanta.com/summer-break; Contact: 718-536-8722; Ages: 5-18
Summer Safari Camp - Zoo Atlanta
Zoo Atlanta’s Summer Safari Camp provides children aged 5 to 14 with a fun-filled exploration of nature and wildlife. The camp includes STEAM-based projects, hands-on science activities, zoo explorations, environmental games, and more.
Location: East Atlanta - 800 Cherokee Ave. SE; Website: zooatlanta.org/summer-camp; Contact: 404-624-5600; Ages: 5-14
Shakespeare Academy Camp - Atlanta Shakespeare Company
Is your child passionate about acting? Enroll them in one of the summer programs offered by the Atlanta Shakespeare Company, where they can explore their interest in the performing arts. Regardless of their level of experience, they provide programs for rising Pre-K to rising college freshmen that are sure to be a memorable experience.
Location: Midtown (Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse) - 499 Peachtree St. NE; Website: shakespearetavern.com/summer; Contact: 404-874-5299; Ages: 4-18
Production Rockstar Academy
This media & production summer camp offers an interactive experience for children to learn and discover the world of film, television, broadcast, and live event production with hands-on experience and guidance from professionals.
Location: Southwest - 4801 Fulton Industrial Blvd. SW; Website: productionrockstars.com/academy; Contact: 678-508-6767; Ages: 11-17
KickstART Summer Camps - Chastain Arts Center
Chastain Art Center’s KickstART summer camps cater to aspiring artists between the ages of 5 and 17. These camps offer a range of creative activities such as pop art and comics, clay works, colors and symbols, public art, and others. For older campers, the program provides opportunities to delve into areas such as surrealism, abstract art, identity in material and more.
Location: Buckhead - 135 Chastain Park Ave. NW; Website: ocaatlanta.com/events/summer-camp; Contact: 404-252-2927; Ages: 5-17
Jewelry Makers Camp - Metal Arts Guild of Georgia
This Jewelry Makers Camp offers campers the opportunity to learn traditional metalsmithing techniques and design one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry, including rings, pendants, earrings, and bracelets, using a range of materials.
Location: Doraville - 5353 Buford Hwy. NE; Website: metalartsguildga.org/summer-camp; Contact: 404-737-7738; Ages: 12-17
Hi-Five Sports Camp - Hi-Five Sports Zone
Hi-Five offers team sports for kids ages 5 to 14, emphasizing healthy competition, teamwork, good sportsmanship, and leadership, with a staff of experienced former professional and collegiate athletes, coaches, teachers, and medical professionals dedicated to fostering a love of sports and character development.
Location: Alpharetta (North Point Mall) - 1000 North Point Cir., Suite 1008; Website: hifivesportsclubs.com/summer_camp Contact: 470-417-0194; Ages: 5-14
History and Writing Summer Camps - Atlanta History Center
Your kids can experience history like never before at the Atlanta History Center’s summer camp, offering a variety of themes from ancient history to space history, as well as writing camps for young writers. Spaces are limited, so sign up early!
Location: Buckhead - 130 W Paces Ferry Rd. NW; Website: atlantahistorycenter.com/summer-camp; Contact: 404-814-4000; Ages: 6-14
Camp Kingfisher - Chattahoochee Nature Center
Join Camp Kingfisher and celebrate their 30th summer of adventure and fun with traditional summer camp activities such as hiking, canoeing, swimming, archery, and more, while exploring 127 acres of woodlands and ponds.
Location: Roswell - 9135 Willeo Rd.; Website: chattnaturecenter.org/summer-camp; Contact: 770-992-2055; Ages: 4-14
Young Chefs Academy
Young chefs can participate in seasonal cooking experiences at Young Chefs Academy, which offers an immersive adventure in culinary arts, hands-on learning of new techniques and skills, and a well-rounded experience with knowledgeable staff.
Location: Multiple Locations (Marietta, Sandy Springs and Cumming); Website: youngchefsacademy.com; Ages: 7-17
CampMODA - Museum of Design Atlanta
Museum of Design Atlanta’s CampMODA provides in-person and online summer programs covering Minecraft, design, comics, coding, podcasting and more, giving campers access to STEM tools and design approaches that equip them to shape the future.
Location: Buckhead - 1315 Peachtree St. NE; Website: museumofdesign.org/camps; Contact: 404-979-6455; Ages: 7-18