We’ve compiled a list of over 100 summer camps and recreational programs taking place across the Chattahoochee Valley, Georgia, Alabama, and beyond. You can sort this list by category, including Overnight Camps, Preschool Camps, Spring Break Camps, and more.
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Campus AcademyCampus Academy Contact: Natalie Vega
Sign up for summer school! Open to ALL students that need to recover credits or want to advance credit. Email or call to register.
The Aflac Summer Reading Challenge means new and exciting programs for 12 weeks during the summer months! Join us for Fanfest in May at the Columbus Public Library as we kick off our summer reading challenge. The full schedule of events is coming soon!
Let your children go WILD at Chehaw!
When school is out Camp Chehaw is the place to be. Join us throughout the year for summer, spring, and winter break camps. Chehaw proudly offers, overnight, full and half day camps during school breaks for children between the ages of 4-14.
Chehaw offers 16 sessions of weeklong day camps, running from May to July. Each day of camp includes a trip to the zoo, animal encounters, crafts, games, activities, a snack, and a cool camp T-shirt! Children will have fun while learning through hands-on activities. Check out our camps for 4-year-olds.
Our sleepaway camp is a unique blend of your traditional outdoor/nature recreation camps and Zoo camps. Boys and girls ages 8-14 are welcome to spend the week at Chehaw. Campers will participate in many outdoor activities like canoeing, archery, nature hikes, survival skills, and will even sleep in a real teepee! During this week-long adventure, campers will take many behind the scenes trips to the Zoo.
Each session is seven days of adventure (Sunday- Saturday).
Childcare NetworkChildcare NetworkMarketing Contact: Kate Quattlebaum
As a parent, choosing the right summer camp for your child can be a daunting decision. It’s never too early to start thinking about what activities and learning experiences you want your school-ager to have over the summer break.
Sure, you want them to have fun. Kids need a break from the rigorous requirements of the modern-day school system, but at Childcare Network learning is disguised as fun! Camp activities for kids will vary over the course of the summer months, but we know we’ve got something on our summer camp line up that’s going to excite the soon-to-be CNI summer camper in your home!
Designed to provide a fun and exciting environment — while continuing to help them explore and discover the world around them — our kid’s day camp provides your child the opportunity to participate in different weekly themes chock-full of engaging activities, educational field trips, and creative projects they get to do with their friends.
Our trained teachers might just enjoy summertime as much as our campers.
Each Childcare Network school in America will plan their summer schedule around the available field trip opportunities in your local area. You’ll need to Schedule a Tour so you can ask your school’s director for a local weekly listing of themes!
For more information, call 866-521-5437 or visit our website for more information
Clement ArtsClement Arts Contact: Amelia Cox
Clement Arts offers quality children’s art instruction in a fun and uplifting environment. The classes are open community-wide, and children in foster care are invited to attend tuition-free. Proceeds from Clement Kids support local adoption. Classes follow a fall semester, spring semester, and summer camp schedule.
Coca-Cola Space Science CenterCoca-Cola Space Science Center Contact: Robin Stephens
Ever wanted to be a space explorer?
The adventure begins with our elementary camp, as students take one small step into the world of space exploration, learning to engineer robots through active play and problem-solving. They will progress to creating and programming robots for increasingly difficult challenges, and on to flying drones with FAA-Certified drone pilots. They will finish the Academy with a two-week capstone course engaging all these skills to explore the Martian terrain.
Students are welcome to join in with their age-appropriate camp and begin at any stage. However, we recommend students attend as many stages as possible to get the full experience. Participation in our Space Science Academy prepares students to think creatively to solve real-world problems and encourages them to be curious, lifelong learners ready for the 21st-Century workforce.
Columbus Aquatic ClubColumbus Aquatic Club Contact: Leah Gingrich
The Swim Hurricanes are a year-round USA Swimming member-team, for both competitive and non-competitive swimmers of any age and ability level. It’s one of two-component teams of the Columbus Aquatic Club, Inc.
The Columbus Aquatic Center is a 10-lane, 50-meter x 25-yard state of the art aquatic facility that is located right off of Macon Rd. In addition to the Olympic sized swimming pool, the facility also houses a separate 4-lane 25-yard pool perfect for swimming lessons and additional lap swimming.
Visit our website to learn about our summer programs.
Columbus Figure Skating AcademyColumbus Figure Skating Academy Contact: Breanne Brown
The Columbus Figure Skating Academy offers figure skating instruction for kids ages 4 and older at all skill levels of skating. On and off ice instruction to promote the sport of figure skating at all levels and encourage good sportsmanship, proper posture, proper skating techniques, and the love of the sport.
Lessons fit all ages and skill levels. Saturday morning sessions also available. Register in person or online at http://www.
Columbus Lions Indoor Football CampColumbus Lions Indoor Football Camp Contact: Tanema Willock
The Columbus Lions Youth Football Camps will be held June 15-17, 2020. Children ages 7 – 13 are encouraged to attend this three-day camp which will focus on teaching young athletes proper football tackling techniques, as well as other football and life skills. This is a non-contact camp, so there is no equipment needed.
The camp will incorporate proper tackling techniques along with character-based lessons. The safe, non-contact football instruction teaches children the right way to play and how to avoid injuries. Current Lions players serve as camp instructors and provide hands-on teaching of fundamentals, as well as position-specific training.
Children must be registered to attend. Space is limited.
Date: June 15th-17th
Location: Hughston Field at the Columbus Civic Center
Cost: $75 per child- includes a swag bag and a FREE ticket to see the Columbus Lions vs. Mass Pirates on June 27th
**Any child registered for NFL Youth Summer Flag Football League receives 20% discount** Contact the Lions office 706-322-3336
To find out about other upcoming clinics follow us on Twitter @columbuslions
Columbus MuseumColumbus Museum Contact: Jessamy South
July 13-17 | Daily Zoom sessions: 10 AM-12 PM | Ages: 7-10
Fee: $50 (includes activity supplies)
Take a walk on the wild side and join us for a virtual summer camp! Does your child love learning about Earth’s creatures? From the biggest to the smallest, your camper will play, create, and explore everything to do with animals and art at the Museum!
Campers will receive access to video instruction for daily art-making activities and supply kits will be available for pick up at the Museum prior to camp. During each Zoom session, campers will interact with their instructor as they explore the Museum and participate in games and activities together. On the final day of camp, campers will participate in a virtual exhibition of the work they have created.
Columbus Parks & Recreation – Community SchoolsColumbus Parks & Recreation – Community Schools Contact: Pamela Lee
Our programs are geared towards fitness and nutrition education, sports introduction skill improvement, cultural diversity awareness, leading active lifestyles and promoting self-independence. Participants will also be presented with team building challenges, task-oriented scenarios, and be introduced to guest speakers of varying career paths.
Columbus School of Music & DanceColumbus School of Music & Dance Contact: Steve Hood
Frozen Friends Dance Camp
(Ages 3 – 10)
June 1 – 5, 2020
9:00am – 12:00pm
Anna, Elsa, Olaf and the Frozen gang are back and we are so excited!! Join us as we experience the true meaning of friendship and family during this fun-filled dance camp! Campers will learn ballet terminology and basic positions while having fun dancing to the original soundtrack, as well as new songs from Frozen II! Dancers will make snow-related crafts, build a snowman, play games, dress-up, dance, meet a special snowman and much more!!! The week will come to a close with a fantastic Frozen interactive dance performance for parents and friends!!!
Moana’s Luau Dance Camp
(Ages 3 – 10)
June 15 – 19, 2020
9:00am – 12:00pm
Join us on a mystic island in the South Pacific with Moana and her friend, Maui where we will learn ballet basics and jazz elements, as well as traditional hula dancing!! Campers will play fun games, such as limbo, coconut bowling, and many more!!! Dancers will create fun costume pieces and props from the movie to use and take home. Our week back from the islands will culminate with a traditional Hawaiian luau, and a special hula inspired performance for friends and family led by Moana, herself!!
Division I: (Ages 5 – 7 yrs)
Division II: (Ages 8 – 10 yrs)
June 22 – 26, 2020
9:00am – 12:00pm
Are you ready to learn how to play what is possibly the coolest instrument ever?! Campers will learn how to play the ukulele! Children will also have the chance to play hand drums in a group. We will have tons of fun with some Disney and popular tunes thrown in as well!! Our days will be filled with strumming, games, activities, and camp-related crafts!! Camp will conclude with a few fun-filled campfire songs for friends and family!!
Tuition: $99 (bring your own instrument)
Tuition: $149 (we provide ukulele and accessories)
Princess Academy & Royal Ball
(Ages 3 – 10)
July 13 – 17, 2020
9:00am – 12:00pm
You are cordially invited to CSMD as we will celebrate the “magic” of transforming into a true princess at this special one-of-a-kind Princess Academy!!! Aspiring princesses will learn all the basics of ballet and creative movement with our professional dance faculty while experiencing life as a true royal!! Children will create fairytale crafts, play fun games, dress-up, and much more! Princesses will be given a make-over fit for royalty which will include: a special princess tiara! Our camp concludes with an unforgettable fairytale ball for family and friends, and a visit from a beloved princess!!
Wunderkeys Piano Camp
Division I: (Ages 4 – 6 yrs)
Division II: (Ages 7 – 9 yrs)
July 20 – 24, 2020
9:00am – 12:00pm
The Wunderkeys Piano Camp is a great way to introduce children as young as preschool age to piano through singing, games, crafts, fun activities, composing and real-time playing on the piano. Campers will learn basic music theory, how to read music notes, rhythm recognition, and proper piano playing. Pianists will also work on mathematical concepts such as patterns and division of beats which help tremendously in school! This week-long camp will culminate with a fun and collaborative group performance for all family and friends and a not-to-be-missed FANTASTIC PIANO PARTY!!
Columbus Self Defense & Fitness Summer CampColumbus Self Defense & Fitness Summer Camp Contact: Justin Ray
Our Summer camp program for kids aged 5-12 is a well-rounded childcare program rooted in the martial arts. While martial arts is the heart of the program it is not it’s entirety, the program also consists of a wide array of activities such as educational learning time (led by a teacher), active activity and games time, arts and crafts, outdoes recreational time, field trips, and trips to the pool weekly.
The program runs daily (Monday through Friday) 7am – 6pm to allow parents the ability to drop off earlier and pick up later so you can still make it to work on time. This year our program will run May 25 – August 7 covering the duration of summer break for the Muscogee County School System. Please visit our website to enroll. Limited slots available.
Ages/Grades: 5-12 years
Days & Hours: Monday-Friday 7AM-6PM
CORTA (Columbus Regional Tennis Association)CORTA (Columbus Regional Tennis Association) Contact: Jackie Dudley
CORTA offers various summer camps from ages 4-18. No matter your child’s age or playing level, we have an opportunity for them to come have fun with us this summer!
- Ages 4-10 play with a modified ball, smaller racquets, and a 36′ court. Groups will be divided up by ages.
- Ages 11-18 play with a standard racquet on a standard court. Groups will be divided up by ages.
- Several 4-day sessions offered.
- Ages 8-18 play with regular tennis balls on a standard court.
- Weeklong half-day and full-day offerings
- Intensive and competitive tennis training
CSU Athletics Camps & ClinicsCSU Athletics Camps & ClinicsAthletics Contact: Bryan Senior
CSU Athletics Camps & Clinics include the following
- Baseball Camps
- Basketball Camps
- Cheerleading Camps
- Dance Camps
- Golf Camps
- Soccer Camps
- Softball Camps
- Tennis Camps
See website for 2020 Dates
To register online, Click Here, choose the proper camp and proceed to checkout.
To register by phone, call CSU Continuing Education at (706) 507-8070.
Drama Kids Summer CampsDrama Kids Summer Camps Contact: Valeria Marto
DRAMA KIDS SUMMER & HOLIDAY CAMPS
When school is out – Drama is IN! We offer different week-long kids summer camps for acting and drama in the Columbus, GA area that are run on half-day and full-day schedules. Campers always deliver a great performance for families and friends at the end of the week.
SUMMER CAMP EARLY-BIRD SPECIAL
Enroll based on the student’s current grade. Campers must bring sack lunch each day.
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOLERS will automatically be added to the Counselors-in-Training (CIT) Program. Our CIT’s are exposed to acting, directing, teaching, playwriting and producing a show! Leadership and responsibility without missing out on the fun.
For a list of Summer Camps, click here.
East West Martial ArtsEast West Martial Arts Contact: Jason Davis
Summer Camp at East-West is not just somewhere for your kids to go during the summer break; it’s an experience that will have a lasting impact. There is so much to do during the summer why not make each moment count. Our Summer Program is packed with fun, learning, and challenges that will lead to personal growth, as well as, physical growth.
Easterseals Camp ASCCA (ACA)Easterseals Camp ASCCA (ACA) Contact: Amber Cotney
Located in Alabama on Lake Martin, Easterseals Camp ASCCA offers campers a wide variety of traditional recreational and educational activities with a unique design for accessibility.
ASCCA is an acronym that stands for Alabama’s Special Camp for Children and Adults. Camp ASCCA provides camping experiences for children and adults with disabilities. Camp ASCCA offers 230 wooded acres on the shores of beautiful Lake Martin in Alabama.
The needs of campers with disabilities are cared for by trained staff, and there are many different camping opportunities for all individuals throughout the year. Camp ASCCA is a special place where campers with disabilities have the opportunity to express their individuality and independence within a carefully supervised setting.
The activities offered at Camp ASCCA include horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, fishing, arts and crafts, accessible waterslide, zip-line, water tubing, archery, and rifle range, mini-golf course, paved nature trails, splash pad, and more.
Please contact Amber Cotney or Jocelyn Jones if you have any questions.
Remember, spaces fill up quickly so don’t delay registering online.
Elite Dance AcademyElite Dance Academy Contact: Joanne Davidson
Elite Dance Academy, Inc. offers a complete program of dance and dance-related classes for ages 2½ through adult. Classes are available for all levels from beginner through professional.