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Atlanta Day Camps

Find ways to entertain the kids the summer.


Summer. Three glorious months of school-free fun. Well, that means three long months of finding ways to entertain the kids - or give them something to do while you're at work. Luckily, Atlanta has day camps for kids of all ages, so they can have fun all summer long.

Zoo Atlanta Safari Camps

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Zoo Atlanta is one of Atlanta's most beloved family attractions. Their safari day camp has half day (age 4 - Grade 1), full day (Grades 2 - 5), and Quest camp options (6th - 8th grade). Each week has a new zoo-centric theme.

Kids get to explore the zoo, participate in arts and crafts, experience up-close animal encounters, and more. The full day camp is from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., and they even offer extended hour care for busy parents. You register for camp a week at a time, and the cost is $200 - $300/week (special discounts apply for Zoo members).

Camp Kingfisher

Camp Kingfisher at the Chattahoochee Nature Center is a great day camp option for Atlanta kids. Kids are divided in to four age groups (serving Grade 1 - 9). They are also offering a brand new one-week program for kids with a flare for the dramatic. For older kids (high school), they offer a leadership and naturalist training program.

Campers spend lots of time outside exploring nature, taking part in science and nature-themed games and activities, doing arts and crafts, and more. There is even a pool where they can go swimming and two ponds where they get to go canoeing.

Camp is offered in one or two-week sessions. The camps start at around $300 for a one-week session. Member discounts are available.

Georgia Shakespeare Camp

Got a budding actor or writer on your hands? Maybe they'd enjoy spending some time studying one of the greats at Georgia Shakespeare's day camp (you don't even have to fly across the pond!). Camps are offered for ages 7 - 12, and each two week camp focuses on a particular show. Camps are $350 per session.

Georgia Shakespeare also offers a more intense two week camp for teens ages 13 - 18 that includes advanced voice, acting, and stage combat classes. The teen conservancy is $600 and is only offered once a summer.

YMCA Camps

The YMCA offers camps all around the metro area, located at or near the various YMCA centers. The YMCA offers week-long sessions. Campers will participate in a variety of typical summer fun activities, including swimming, arts and crafts, tennis, and other sports. One neat thing about the YMCA camps is that their pricing is offered on a sliding-rate plan, based on your household income. This makes camp affordable for many families that might not otherwise be able to send their kids to camp. Sessions start at just $75.

Camps for Toddlers

Looking for an option for the tiny tikes? Try Tumbletots. Located in Norcross, Tumbletots is a pre-school that also offers summer camps. Choose from two programs: Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Tuesday, Thursday. Each week has different, tot-friendly themes like "Under the Sea," and "On the Farm."

Got a diva in training on your hands? Posh Tots could be just the thing! Posh Tots hosts birthday parties and other events, but also has a summer camp. They put a more unique twist on summer fun, with themes like etiquette and princess training, rock star in training, and spa-ahh week.

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