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Summer Camps in Atlanta

Camps in Atlanta for Elementary Students

Summer is right around the corner, so you need to find ways to keep your kids occupied for several weeks in a row. God bless teachers, am I right? I discovered the joys of summer camps in Atlanta for elementary students after my son’s first summer break. That summer was a hot mess. My son thrives with a routine and in the classroom – and our summer looked more like chaos. 

The following year, summer camps saved the day – and my sanity! My son got to try new activities and spend time enjoying hobbies he already loved, and I got a break from mom-managing. 

The good news is there are countless summer camps in Atlanta for elementary students. Since it’d be impossible to list them all, we’re highlighting some of our favorite options for kids 5-10 years old. Below you can find a list of options for different interests, areas of town, and budgets.


Fine Arts Camps in Atlanta for Elementary Students

Fine arts camps include everything from art to dance to music to theatre. There are several excellent fine arts camps for elementary-aged students. Here are some popular options.

  • Atlanta Ballet Centre: Offers a summer day program at multiple locations for elementary-aged children. They offer a variety of classes depending on age and different lengths (once a week, daily for three weeks, etc.).
  • Forefront Arts Camp: Offers a variety of drama, dance, music, steam, film, and princess camps at locations throughout Metro Atlanta for elementary-aged kids.
  • Creative Play Camp at Alliance Theatre: Alliance Theatre offers several different camps based on age and class type. They offer creative dramatics, musical theatre, and acting basics for kids in grades K-5.


Outdoor Exploration Camps in Atlanta for Elementary Students

If you don’t want your kid to be stuck indoors staring at screens and becoming a couch potato this summer, consider one of these outdoor exploration camps. These camps include opportunities for kids to get up close and personal with nature and wildlife.

  • Zoo Atlanta: Zoo Atlanta’s Safari Camp: Summer Session offers full-day camps for kids 5 - 14 years old. They also offer scholarships. 
  • Blue Heron Nature Preserve: Offers summer camps for kids 4 – 12 years old. The camp allows kids to discover the outdoors through sensory exploration and play.

STEM Camps in Atlanta for Elementary Students

Do your kids love STEM (science, tech, engineering, and math) activities? Are you looking for a way to get your kids to use their brains this summer? Check out these STEM-themed camps.

  • Club SciKidz: Offers a variety of different STEM-themed camps, such as Minecraft, chemistry, and robot engineering, for elementary-aged kids at several locations in the Metro Atlanta area. 
  • SUMMER P.E.A.K.S: CEISMC Summer P.E.A.K.S. (Programs for Enrichment and Accelerated Knowledge in STEAM) are one-week-long experiences designed to increase Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) knowledge through various educational activities. Summer P.E.A.K.S. gives students the chance to enhance learning in experiential activities on campus at Georgia Tech during the summer.

VBS in Atlanta for Elementary Students

In addition to summer camps, several Atlanta-area churches offer Vacation Bible School (VBS) programs for elementary-aged kids. These church-based programs are open to the public and allow parents to drop kiddos off for an engaging Bible lesson and fun activities. 

Note – There are so many excellent churches in Atlanta that it is impossible to list them all. So, we are only listing those churches SitterTree partners with that are offering free-to-the-public VBS programs this summer. 

Grace Marietta
Woodlands Freestyle Day Camp
675 Holt Rd NE, Marietta
May 31st - June 3rd, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
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The Square
981 Powder Springs Street SE, Smyrna
June 6-9, 2022
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Register Here

Christ Covenant Kids Camp – Vinings
Cochise Club
3795 Cochise Dr SE, Atlanta
June 7-9, 2022
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Westminster Presbyterian Church
1438 Sheridan Rd NE, Atlanta
June 13-17, 2022
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch Provided
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Christ Covenant Kids Camp - Chastain/Sandy Springs
High Point Elementary School
520 Greenland Rd NE, Sandy Springs
June 21-23, 2022
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Christ Covenant Kids Camp – Buckhead
Morningside Church
1700 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta
July 12-14, 2022
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Register Here

Christ Covenant Kids Camp - Smyrna/Marietta
Smyrna Presbyterian Church
3130 Atlanta Rd SE, Smyrna
July 16-28, 2022
8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Register Here

Don’t Forget to Hire a Sitter

If you need additional child care during summer or just need a break now and then, contact SitterTree. Our qualified child care professionals in Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Charlotte, Charleston, Dallas, Houston, Nashville, and Washington D.C. are ready and willing to watch your kiddos so you can have the summer break you deserve.

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