School is officially out and summer is in session! While this is music to most children’s ears, the summer months leave many parents at a loss for ideas on how to keep their kids entertained during the day. Thankfully, the metro Atlanta area is home to many fun summer camp opportunities to keep your kids busy and having fun all summer long. Whether your child is artistic, outdoorsy or brainy, there is fun waiting to be had for everyone.
Posh Tot Events offers a fun variety of uniquely themed summer mini-camps located at the Gilbert House in historic Roswell. Camp week themes include Princess Manners + Etiquette, Pirates, Superheroes, Magic, Rock Stars, Arts + Crafts and Spa Retreat. Session dates range from June 2 to June 27, and run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Camps are open to children ages three to eight and fill up fast, so register now to reserve your child’s spot!
If your child loves animals and using their imagination, check out the Georgia Aquarium’s Camp H2O. Children grades first through fifth will gain a one-of-a-kind experience equipped with animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, the opportunity to meet the animal caregivers and more. Camp week themes include Animal Adventures, Where in the World Is Deepo?, and Junior Biologists, all of which run June 9 through July 28. Click here to register and learn more information through the Aquarium’s Parent Guide.
For blossoming artists aged four to 10, The Art Station at Big Shanty offers Art University. Located in Kennesaw, students can receive a unique art education at one of the camp’s four class-themed sessions – Astronomy, Oceanography, Astronomy and Study Abroad. Each week, students will learn different techniques using a variety of mediums through clay, drawing, painting, design, pastels and more. Artwork for each week will be inspired by the theme, so pick your favorite “class,” or sign up for them all!
If your child prefers to express themselves in the kitchen, Young Chefs Academy’s Camp Can-I-Cook is sure to satisfy their taste buds. The camp is offered to a variety of age groups, including middle & high school “Sr. Chefs,” elementary school “Jr. Chefs,” and “KinderCooks” for ages four and five. Your child will taste the adventure at the camp’s themed sessions, including “Cool Treats,” “Chocolate Adventure” and more. Camps run from May 27 to July 31, so find a location near you and confirm your child’s spot today.
Is your child is looking for a more traditional camp experience? The YMCA offers a wide variety of summer camps across the metro Atlanta area where your child can have fun playing and experiencing the outdoors. Camp counselors lead safe outdoor learning activities that help build confidence, character and friendships. Camps are offered for ages five to 18, so learn more here and find a YMCA near you.
With so many fun opportunities, your children are in for the best summer yet. For a more extensive list of camp options, check out Atlanta Moms’ 2014 Atlanta Kids Summer Camp Guide and find the perfect fit for your child.