CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED FOR 2023!
Athens, Georgia a beautiful city filled with plenty of summer camps and opportunities for kids. Summer will be here before we know it and some Athens summer camps are already holding registration. Many camps fill up quickly and start registration as early as February.
I have compiled a list of summer camps near Athens that you will want to check out. There are options available for both overnight and day summer camps in the Athens area.
As more camps are added, this information will be updated. Feel free to send me a message or leave a comment and let me know about others.
Select from the following:
Summer Day Camps
Summer fun at ‘Brella Studio is for artists ages 3 to 9 who love to get messy! We explore materials, play games, learn skills, and make beautiful messes. Each camp will run from 9AM to 2PM unless otherwise noted. Older artists (ages 10+) are invited to join as Junior Studio Assistants. Contact us for more info!
Camps are for ages 5-13, and span over 10 weeks. Each week has a unique theme and will consist of movement games, outdoor fun, field trips, arts & crafts, and much more! Scholarships are available. Please register and then fill out the Tuition Assistance Form on the website.
Many of our camp mentors spent summers growing up In Athens with Wild Intelligence and Earth Camp, and are excited to share nature adventures with your kids. Our mission is to connect children to nature while they play and explore an extensive hardwood forest with streams and trails. We do this through games and teaching earth skills such as: wildlife tracking, crafting (basketry and pottery), building natural structures, learning birds, and wild plants. Our camp is located near the Boulevard neighborhood at the Piedmont Preserve, a 50-acre nature preserve with hardwood forest, fields, streams and 4 miles of trails.
Brightstone Products will have 3 day camps going on this summer.
- Finding Nemo jr – completed k through completed 12th grade
- Adventures with friends- completed 6th through completed 12th grade
- Friends along the way- completed k through completed 6th
Get signed up and invite your friends to join in the fun at ACS this summer.
Come join us for Piano Camp, Music and Art Camp, Guitar Camp, Songwriting camp, and Kidzrock camp! Our camps are designed for total beginners and those with some experience. We will explore music of famous composers, work on several pieces for the end of the week recital program, do arts and crafts, and work on rhythm and ensemble skills. Children will learn about music history, music theory, and get individual coaching on playing songs. Do you have a young rock star on your hands? In our Kidzrock camp youngsters get to be in their own rock band, learning songs on keys, guitar, and drums and putting on a concert for their raving fans at the end of the week! In addition to jamming out to great tunes, they will design some sweet custom rock’n’roll t-shirts, create music-themed crafts and enjoy daily dance parties! This one is limited enrollment, don’t miss out! Come explore the joys of music! To learn more about what camp might be right for your child visit us at https://oconeemusic.com/summercamp/
Camp 78 is a summer day camp where kids can Play It, Create It, Perform It, Rec It, and Learn to Live It! Kids will participate in a variety of tracks that include sports, fine arts, STEM, and recreational activities. The vision of Camp 78 comes from Psalm 78, encouraging us to declare the deeds of the Lord to the next generation so that they might set their hope on Him.
What makes summer camp with Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services awesome? Where else can you go behind the scenes and learn animal care at Bear Hollow Zoo, design your own theatrical or dance production, practice your canoe and archery skills, learn skateboarding and triathlon techniques, learn all about fashion design and sewing, hang out with friends all day, and have fun – right here in Athens? We have it all! We offer full and half-day options for children ages 6-17!
Milledge Avenue Baptist Church is hosting a day camp June 5-9 from 9 am to 4 pm. The cost is only $25 for the week! (care from 8-9 and 4-5 costs an additional $7.50 each) We will have rotations of Bible story, crafts, missions, music, recreation, and science plus 2 snack times each day. Then every afternoon there will be a fun time!
Our Horseman camps are great for learning horsemanship and participating in basic riding lessons. A wonderful program that could result in a life time of memories! Whether your child has no horse experience or has been riding for a few years we will have something for everyone. We will learn basic riding and horse care skills in a fun and safe environment!
Join us for a summer of fun activities, field trips, swimming, arts and crafts, and games.
Each day is full of safe and fun activities designed to challenge and educate. There are camps almost every week during the summer break. Children will learn karate, have fun with arts and crafts, have special guests, and have fun with friends.
For all camps, students should arrive at 9am. They will have a 30 minute warm up and then be split into groups according to age and experience. The groups will participate in trapeze skill time and art, then switch. There will be a 15 minute snack to recharge and rest their bodies. The last 50 minutes of camp will be a group activity; this could be a game on the trapeze or the floor, free time on bars or slings, big swings or transfers.
Our summer camps are fun filled adventures meant to expand your child’s imagination and creative energies
while also teaching important skills like team building, self confidence and fine muscle control.
Various camps available
Each week of camp will have a different theme and each day campers will move through gymnastics event rotations, arts and crafts, games, relays, and water play (on select days). Snack will be provided each day and full-day campers should bring their lunch.
Registration is open and slots tend to go fast.
Whether you like soccer, science, or anything in between, there is something for everyone at WinShape Camps for Communities! Come be a part of this incredible adventure where we combine sports, recreation, arts, Bible study and worship into one incredible week. WinShape Camps provides a professionally trained staff to help create the most meaningful, unforgettable and fun-filled day camp experience you’ll find anywhere… right at home in your own community!
The Georgia Volleyball staff brings an abundance of NCAA collegiate coaching experience as well as US Women’s National Team and Canadian National Team coaching experience to the University of Georgia volleyball program. Tom Black Volleyball Camps utilizes the world-class resources at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Campers will explore UGA volleyball facilities and receive elite level training from current UGA volleyball coaches and players.
The BAUERLE BULLDOG CAMPS are designed to accommodate all skill levels of campers from beginner to advanced competition level swimmers. Different strokes will be taught , as well as film and lectures.
Now Registering for 2023!
Come spend the week at Frog Stomp! Each Week artist’s will explore a new theme. They will create one masterpiece painting, and one 3-D masterpiece. Along with these, artist will participate in several small creative play projects that will be fun, messy, and develop skills that will improve their masterpieces and encourage collaboration and expression. Artists should were clothes that are for messy fun, and bring a lunch and refillable water bottle. (snack provided)
Summer Overnight Camps near Athens:
Camp Westminster exists to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the personal growth of the individual Christian, emphasizing ministry to youth in a fun and safe camp environment.
A variety of options this year – ranging from 2-hour clinics to full 3-day
overnight camps .
Camp Maranatha is a faith-based ministry. Activities include Hiking, Canoeing, Ping Pong, Challenge Course, Swimming, Archery, and more.
Grace Farm specializes in equipping a new generation to sustain the truth of the Bible. Learning was never so much fun! Registration is open now for: Camp Grace, Junior Camp, Wild Camp, and The Georgia Missions Project.
WinShape Camps offers one-week and two-week overnight camp experiences for girls and boys of all ages. Each summer, thousands of campers visit the beautiful mountain campuses of Berry College, Truett-McConnell College, Young Harris College and the majestic retreat at Cohutta Springs to experience the summer of a lifetime. Boy campers attend one-week overnight camp at Cleveland and two-week camp experiences at Mt. Berry. Girl campers experience our one-week overnight camp at Young Harris and Cohutta Springs and enjoy the two-week experiences at Mt. Berry.
600 beautiful acers in the North Georgia mountains. Athens Y Camp for boys and Camp Chattooga for girls both tucked in between Tallulah Falls and Lake Rabun.
During June and July, week-long summer camp sessions are conducted for children 9-18 years of age. Spread throughout the year, The Swamp hosts the following retreats: Mother Son, Mother Daughter, Daddy Daughter, Father Son, and Holidays @The Swamp (3-night, 4-day over New Years).
VetCAMP (Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program) will house up to 52 high school students on UGA’s campus for seven days. At VetCAMP, students will be involved in various activities aimed at evaluating their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, providing mentorship and helping them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path.