Spring is the perfect time to plan for the summer, which is why we dedicate space in our spring issue each year to highlighting local summer camps as well as overnight destination camps that cater to all of your child’s interests. From science and coding camps to camps that encourage your child’s interest in sports or the arts, our guide is a handy resource for keeping the kiddos active and engaged during summer break. And that’s a win-win for kiddos and parents alike, right? Read on for more information about a variety of awesome camps!
Spark your child’s creativity and confidence with the new Camp Invention® program, Wonder! Children in grades K-6 will team up and take on fun, hands-on STEM challenges. They’ll build their own mini skate park, turn a robot into a stuffie and more! Use promo code SUM25 by March 30 to save $25.
Visit invent.org/local to secure your spot!
Camp Success Summer Academy
Summer camp that keeps your kids sharp! Registration is now open for Camp Success Summer Academy — the only 3-Star Quality Rated program of its kind in Gwinnett County. Camp Success offers an hour of math and English Language Arts prep daily as well as enrichment in art, technology, centers, STEAM, gaming, PE and more!
2136 Old Norcross Road, Lawrenceville
Imagine a camp where your child feels secure, welcome, and re-assured. That’s Camp Woodmont! Located in northwest Georgia, Camp Woodmont is a traditional overnight camp for boys and girls ages 6-15 that features horseback riding, high-ropes/climbing, sports, dance, crafts, canoeing, archery and more! Accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA).
Club SciKidz Summer Camps
The best STEM camps start right here! Each summer, Club SciKidz offers more than 70 themed camps grades PK-8th. Themes include astronomy, meteorology, sea adventures, climate change, veterinary medicine, robotics, Marvel stop motion animation, Save Our Oceans, chemistry, rocketry, American Doll, Wizarding World (Harry Potter), medicine and surgery to name a few!
Club SciKidz is your gaming headquarters with three different Minecraft camps, ROBLOX, and Video Game Factory. They also have the best coding and programming camps, such as Kibo, Ozobot, Sphero and LEGO Robotics.
Each day campers start off the day with a spectacular science demonstration and then rotate through four classes incorporating science, technology, art, and an exciting outdoor component. Pre-camp and post-camp hours are available. Register today and your kids will have the time of their lives!
Transform your child’s love for technology into an exciting learning adventure. Guided by their team of Code Senseis, Code Ninjas Camps empower kids to gain valuable tech skills and make new friends. It’s an unforgettably fun learning experience!
Eye Candy Art Studio
Explore different art mediums and create one-of-a-kind projects.
Join Eye Candy Art Studio for their summer art camp for a fun exploration through different art mediums, such as clay sculpture, glass fusion, tie-dye, canvas, pottery painting and much more! Located in Historic Downtown Duluth. Perfect for ages 6+, $245/week or $55/day. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free Eye Candy shirt with full week enrollment.
Forefront Arts Children’s Theatre
Calling all budding performers and kids and teens who love the spotlight! One-week performance camp themes include: LITTLE MERMAID, ENCANTO, MARY POPPINS, ALADDIN, MATILDA, IMPROV, HARRY POTTER, DANCE CAMP, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, and WEDNESDAY ADDAMS! Every camper performs in the big show on Friday! Teens will love the BROADWAY NOW musical theatre intensive or the full-scale production of LEGALLY BLONDE! Half-day options for ages 4-5 and full-day options for ages 5-18. Extended care available 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Counselor-in-Training Leadership Program for 7th-12th graders. Locations: Lilburn, Lawrenceville, Johns Creek, Alpharetta. Attend 2 camp weeks, get the 4th week FREE!
Gwinnett County Parks
Gwinnett County summer camps offer art, swimming, dance, games, outdoor exploration, water play, and more. Weekly themed camps include lunch and a snack and are CAPS approved for ages 5-13. Full and partial day and specialty camps; multiple locations. $50 holds your spot.
Offering summer, morning, multi-sport camps, as well as summer evening and Saturday leagues. i9 Sports focuses on FUN! i9 Sports will exceed your expectations by providing convenient, organized, safe sporting opportunities in a friendly atmosphere that teaches sportsmanship and increases self-esteem. Use promo code SUMFUNSM23 (expires July 21st).
Enjoy Hands-On Learning This Summer at INK
Visit a hands-on learning environment at Interactive Neighborhood for Kids (INK) in Gainesville. Museum admission is $9/person and is good for one of the play time blocks. Check out their gift shop and pottery studio. INK offers scheduled group rates and birthday parties. Monday through Saturday with two-hour play time blocks: 10am-12pm, 12:30pm-2:30pm, and 3pm-5pm.Sunday with two-hour play time blocks: 12:30pm-2:30pm and 3pm-5pm.
999 Chestnut St. SE, Gainesville, GA
Kids 4 Coding
Award-winning and nationally recognized Kids 4 Coding enters its 10th season with weekly fun, engaging, and collaborative on-campus programs for ages 7-14, grouped by age. Since 2014, more than 22,000 alumni have experienced Kids 4 Coding tech programs. $75 off any camp registration (ends March 15th).
Lawrenceville | Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology
Peachtree Corners/Norcross | Paul Duke STEM High School
Alpharetta | Fulton Science Academy
Legacy MMA Adventure Summer Camp
“The Best Summer Camp in Gwinnett.” Sign up for the ultimate summer camp experience, featuring daily field trips, sports, arts and crafts, optional martial arts, group games and more! Camps start June 1. Rates as low as $119/week. Locations in Duluth, Sugar Hill, Buford, and Braselton.
North Gwinnett Lacrosse
Build skills, make friends and have the best time at NGLA Summer Camp! North Gwinnett Lacrosse Association Summer Camp is the perfect solution to give parents a break and let kids have fun in a safe, enjoyable environment. NGLA Lacrosse summer camps are for girls and boys with all ability levels — brand-new and existing lacrosse players. Equipment is available for new players on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE basis.
Ages: K-8th grade
Girls and boys camps will be held during the months of June and July.
Visit Northlax.com for details, dates and to register!
Suwanee Academy of the Arts
June 5-9 or June 19-23
9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Price:$210 (Sign up before April 1st for $199.00)
Your princess will have a magical adventure beginning each day at the castle. You will delight in watching her twirl and dance with Miss Bernie, sing with Fairy Godmother, and create lovely crafts with Rainbow Fairy. The week concludes with a Royal Ball with parents as the honored guests.
Bodacious Burger Camp
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Price: $350 (Sign up before April 1st for $297.00)
Extended childcare options available.
Where campers will accept the challenge to be Bold, Brave and Bodacious as they explore their hidden potential through singing, dancing, acting, games, and some special sauce! An “All-Swim” for budding young artists ages 6-12, with no experience necessary. Campers will rotate between singing, dancing, acting, games, and a surprise session. Each day will end with time on stage. The week concludes with a performance on a real stage for family and friends.
Sugarloaf Performing Arts
Join Sugarloaf Performing Arts as they dive into a magical week in the world of Encanto through dance and creative movement! This camp experience will be filled with dance classes, crafts, videos, snacks, and more activities your dancer is sure to enjoy.
Ages: 3-7 (Pre-Ballet Levels 1-3) June 7-11
Full Day: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Dancers are required to bring lunch.)
Half Day: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $240 (full); $125 (half-day)
Camp American Girl
Bring your favorite American Girl doll and explore a week of ballet and creative movement! This camp experience will be filled with dance classes, crafts, videos, snacks, and more activities your dancer is sure to enjoy.
American Doll Camp
Ages: 3-7 (Pre-Ballet Levels 1-3) July 10-14
Full Day: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Dancers are required to bring lunch.)
Half Day: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $240 (full); $125 (half-day)
The Actor’s Scene!
TAS Summer Acting Camps provide an opportunity to learn various aspects about acting, film, improv and comedy. Students build confidence, focus, presentation, and teamwork skills through fun acting games and exercises!
4484 Commerce Drive, Suite A
Buford, GA 30518
Horse lovers’ paradise since 1954!
Atop Lookout Mountain, for 50 girls, 8-17; 1 to 8 weeks, 600 acres, English, Western, Barrels, Vaulting, and Trails. CHA instructors teach beginner to advanced riders. Spend up to 6 hours a day riding and caring for your OWN camp horse. The Jones family are third generation horse lovers, camp administrators, and equine educators making girls dreams come true!