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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Family TheatreFamily Theatre Contact: Leslie Cardwell
Summer Theatre Camps: TBA
Fore Kids ColumbusFore Kids Columbus Contact: Stephanie Callahan
Each summer, Fore Kids Columbus is proud to offer week-long camps where kids have fun learning and playing golf.
Camp H20 is a day camp located at Georgia Aquarium for children grades one through six. Each age group (groups listed below) provides campers with hands-on learning experiences within Georgia Aquarium’s educational facilities and with some of the leading marine biologists in the world. Kids will have the opportunity to learn about marine habitats, explore aquatic animals, gain new skills and make new friends – all inside one of the number one aquarium in the U.S.
- Space is limited. Reservations must be made in advance at least one week prior to the camp week start date. NO WALK-UP REGISTRATION IS PERMITTED.
- Georgia Aquarium reserves the right to cancel, change, or alter any program due to attendance. Register now!
Please download and review the Parent Guide once your registration is completed!
Are you ready for your best summer yet? At Girl Scout camp we believe each camp season brings out the best you, yet. With each new experience and opportunity to grow, we are adding must-haves to our world-changing, kindness sharing, next-level skills.
At camp, that means getting comfortable meeting new friends, finding your truth and learning how to express it and deciding to be a good steward to this big, beautiful world. That’s right! Camp is a bear necessity – to forward-thinking, daily courage, a strong female voice, to Girl Scouts. Because at camp, she will be a part of 100-year-old Girl Scout traditions. She will build skills in the outdoors that show her that she can crush it. And, she will feel the encouragement of an all-girl environment from her Girl Scout sisters across Georgia.
Help her build a strong foundation of go-getting, innovating, risk-taking and leading by choosing camp as part of her best self: bear necessities.
Girls Inc. of ColumbusGirls Inc. of Columbus Contact: Marion Hemingway
Regular summer program hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m, Monday through Friday. We offer Early Bird drop-off beginning at 7:30 a.m. for an additional fee of $10.00 per week per family. All membership and program fees are due before beginning the summer program.
2019 Summer Program May 28-July 26
For girls in grades 1 through 8, summer activities include swimming, field trips, STEM Camp, summer theater, and sports mini-camps!
For rising 8th graders and up, options include our signature Bold Moves program, Eureka! program, college campus visits, college prep workshops, off-site programming, job shadowing and internships, and more! Girls can choose as many options as they wish and also can earn volunteer hours for high school! For more information contact
706-683-0809, option 4, ext. 26
Growing Room Academy Summer CampGrowing Room Academy Summer Camp Contact: Brittany Haines
Summer offers an opportunity for a seasonal-themed curriculum that children love. Think of all the summer traditions – campfires, roasting marshmallows, cold treats, water activities, and off-site excursions. We work hard to create a fun summer program for children that will distinguish it from the rest of the school year.
Each school plans activities that take advantage of their community resources. Have a zoo nearby? Perfect for a field trip. Is there a Kona-ice truck around? We’ll invite them for a visit. Parents are given advanced notice if they need to prepare a bag lunch or provide a bathing suit and towel. Our school provides all the great things that go into creating a memorable adventure in the minds of a Growing Room child.
Toddlers through K4
Our Toddlers through K4 classrooms will experience a unique Summer Camp program. On-site activities will be centered on themes such as Hawaiian Luau, Under The Sea, Let’s Go Fishin’, Ice Cream, A Salute to America, Fun at the Circus, I Love Bugs, Gardening, and Goodbye Summer. Age-appropriate activities are planned for all of our campers. They include terrific water play events every week, our own Storyteller, Space Walk Event, July 4th Parties, Popsicle Day, Big Cookie Parties, Cotton Candy Day, Sno-Cones, lots of arts and crafts and much more. Additional activities for our K4 campers will include the above plus exciting field trips to Chuck E Cheese, Monkey Joes, Bowling & more!
5 – 12-Year-Olds
Growing Room has a calendar full of activities for School-Age Summer Campers. Our 5 through 12-year-olds will enjoy field trips to local venues. Some schools offer trips to Cheerleading and Baseball camps, a Water Park, homemade ice cream and candy stores, bowling or even the theater. Our on-site activities are centered around themes such as Hawaiian Luau, Growing Room Homecoming Week, Growing Room Idol Week, For Sports Fans Only, Crazy Creations, and Water Play Events such as a Water Slide, Pizza Party, lots of arts and crafts and much, much more!
Harris County High SchoolHarris County High School Contact: Leigh Smith
It may be Spring outside, but it is time to register children for the eSTARS21 Science Camp sponsored by Harris County High School (HCHS).
“This year’s theme will be focused on careers in science,” said Leigh Smith, HCHS teacher and co-director of the program.” We will be exploring different professions related to agriculture, animal management, and farming; engineering and 3D printing; medicine and sports medicine, and first responders. We are having some amazing guest speakers and a lot of hands-on science fun. Then, to finish up a great week, we are having a fun field day on Friday.”
The camp will be offered June 14-18, 2021. It is open to students in kindergarten through 4th grade. eSTARS camp will take place from June 14-18, 2021, in the HCHS science labs and is led by HCHS teachers Tim Jones, Brittany Moss, and Leigh Smith. Due to COVID-19 concerns, our trips will be limited to Harris County and all school district safety protocols will be in place.
The cost is $180.00 per participant, which includes supplies, snacks, lunch, eSTARS21 camp t-shirt, and trip transportation.
Registration must be completed online at https://sites.google.com/site/estars11/home. A $90.00 deposit is required to hold your child’s spot for camp. For payments, credit cards are accepted online at the time of registration. Checks may be mailed to the address shown on the registration page or sent via your child’s school office. All final payments are due by June 1st. For those with multiple children in their family who would like to participate, there is a multiple child/family discount.
- The mission of eSTARS is to provide “Engaging Science and Technology Activities in Real Situations.” For more information about the program, visit the website https://sites.google.com/site/estars11/home.
- For information, contact Leigh Smith at (912) 655-0367 by email at [email protected].
- The Harris County School District is in Hamilton, Georgia. For more information, visit http://www.harris.k12.ga.us or call (706) 628-4206.
Highland Kids AcademyHighland Kids Academy Contact: Linda Fischer
A full-day program in Columbus Ga which makes learning about the United States fun. Full of Fine arts, Sports, Water days, games, fun competitions, multicultural activities, and much more. We are a Quality rated 3 star center. See our website for more details.
Fees & Tuition: 135.00 per week. Discounts available.
Days & Hours: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Ages & Grades: 4 yr olds to 7th grade
Historic Banning MillsHistoric Banning Mills Contact: Donna Holder
Summer Camp is just around the corner! Do you want your camper to have the best summer ever?! Our Adventure Camps are located at Historic Banning Mills in Whitesburg, Georgia.
Things to do include, Archery, Fishing, Kayaking, Paddleboards, Volleyball, Swimming, Aerial Adventure Park, Zip-line Canopy Tour, Climbing Wall, Climbing Tower, Power Free Fall, Team Building, Putt-Putt Golf, Scavenger Hunts, Nature and Historic Walks, River Trek, Kickball, Special Nature Program and more.
Act Fast! Sports are filling up for summer 2020.
To book a spot at Camp Adventure at Historic Banning Mills, visit http://historicbanningmills.com/adventures/youth-summer-camp/ or call 770-834-9149.
Hughston Foundation – SCRUBS CampHughston Foundation – SCRUBS Camp Contact: Belinda Klein
HANDS-ON ADVENTURE IN HEALTHCARE
Do you know a high school or college student interested in learning more about the medical field? During Scrubs Camp, students will enjoy lab demonstrations, facility tours, surgical videos, and hand-on activities. Speakers and topics covered during camp include medical writing and illustration, radiology, surgical nursing and technologist, physician and residency program, physical and occupational therapy, athletic training, optometry, and a number of other medical professions.
Our camps have been so successful, we have we are offering it twice again this year: June 15-17 and July 20-2. Attendees and staff will follow CDC guidelines for COVID throughout camp participation.
International Friendship MinistriesInternational Friendship Ministries Contact: Chris Collins
International Friendship Ministries’ Summer Arts Camp
Enjoy 4 fun-filled days of Art, Music, Dance, and Drama! Kids will discover more about their unique identity and their talents in the arts. Each day students will enjoy learning new skills in drawing, painting, singing, dancing, and acting in a multi-cultural environment.
Families always enjoy a great performance by students at the end of the week!
Register online at http://www.ifmga.org or by phone (706) 653-0097.
New day camps and new experiences await this year’s summer campers! Campers will gain new outdoor skills while they hike forest trails, explore waterways and search for wildlife evidence. Live animal encounters, games and crafts are also planned for this week of fun and adventure. Come explore all our camps have to offer.
Jr. Naturalist Summer Camps are held at the 6,400-acre Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Note: Registration deadlines are two weeks prior to the start of camp unless the camp has an essay application.
For more information on day camps, please call 770-784-3059 or 770-784-3121.
Fun, affordable and educational youth programs can be a challenge to come by, but not with the Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites’ Junior Ranger program. Children ages 6-12 can fulfill their dreams of becoming a real-life outdoor explorer by earning three levels of Junior Ranger badges this summer at various state parks around the state. Badges may be earned either at the camper’s own pace or at day camps in the parks surrounded by new friends and while cultivating long-lasting memories.
Activities include identifying trees or wildlife, hiking, swimming, learning about history, and camping. The program has 16 activities to choose from, creating many learning opportunities for camp attendees. Junior Ranger books may be picked up at a Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites office or downloaded for free online.
This program is a great way to keep kids busy during the summer months while learning about Georgia’s outdoor offerings: GeorgiaStateParks.org/JuniorRanger.
Knowledge Works Learning AcademyKnowledge Works Learning Academy Contact: Kai Gary
Spring Break Camp
Enroll your child din the Kreher Preserve & Nature Center, 2020 Spring Break Camp. Your children will spend three days outdoors, immersed in nature, exercise, and fresh air… and a bit of education, too!
For grades 1st – 6th grades. The 3-day camp is offered from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and includes a drink and mid-morning snack. Drop off is at 7:45 a.m. Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and close-toed shoes (that can get dirty-to play) are recommended.
Spring Break Camps are offered during both Auburn and Opelika city school spring break holidays:
- for Auburn City Schools: March 9 – 11
- for Opelika City Schools: March 16 – 18
Summer Ecology Camp
Registration re-opens May 18, 2020.
Summer Ecology Camp is a great opportunity for your children to socialize with their peers, learn about nature and the important role it has in our lives, and see wildlife up close.
Camps run Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM. Drop off begins at 7:45 AM.
Summer Adventure Camp
Summer Adventure Camp brings students on three day-trips to some of the incredible natural and historic wonders that Alabama has to offer. From the highest peak in the state to the depths of first recorded caverns in the United States, Alabama is waiting to be explored!
Summer Adventure Camp is for upcoming 5th through 8th graders and runs Mon through Wed, July 20-22, 2020. Vans depart the Kreher Preserve & Nature Center (2222 N. College St) at 8:00 AM and return at 3:30 PM.
All programs are held at the Kreher Preserve & Nature Center unless otherwise noted. The nature center is located at 2222 N. College Street near the AU Fisheries and Hwy 280. For more information, visit auburn.edu/preserve, email [email protected], or call 334-844-8091.
Kumon Math & Reading CenterKumon Math & Reading Center Contact: Anusha Subrahmanyam
Kumon Math and Reading Center of Columbus North is a year-round after school supplemental program designed for both remedial students and advanced students.
It’s a unique customized, practice-based program that enables students to become self-learners learning beyond grade level.
The Kumon Math Program is a comprehensive curriculum that develops the necessary skills to help children progress from counting through calculus. For more information about the Kumon Math Program, click here.
The Kumon Reading Program begins with basic phonics and progresses all the way through advanced reading comprehension. For more information about the Kumon Reading Program, click here.
We cater to students from pre-school (3 years) to high school.
M.A.S.T.E.R.’S. SUMMER CAMP
Summer should be an exciting time of learning and memories, and at Master’s Camp, it will be!
Master’s Camp features Music, Art, Spiritual growth, Teaching, Exciting games, Reading, and Sports. Campers have the opportunity to go on field trips, take swimming lessons, and enjoy Basketball, and Archery Camps!
We are not only state-certified but also an accredited program. We have low student to counselor ratios and new exciting themes each week.
We take swimming lessons as a camp for two weeks during the summer. We have a staff trained in CPR and hire additional lifeguards to ensure safety.
Themes could include:
- Nature: Callaway Gardens, Nature Hikes, Bug Hunts, etc.
- Basketball: 1st through 4th graders have the opportunity to participate in Lafayette Christian School Basketball camp.
- Archery: 4th through 12th grade may participate in the Lafayette Christian School Archery Camp.
- Musical Theater Camp: 3rd-6th grades
- Music: Singing, Worship, Instruments, Talent Show
- Island in the Sun: Water days and Water Wiz
- Swimming: Two weeks of daily lessons.
- Open all summer
- Camp hours are from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
- Lunch served daily at no additional charge
- T-Shirt and swimming lessons included in fees
- EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS available
- Multi-child discount available
- Part-Time (2 days or 3 days) is also available
Lafayette Society for Performing ArtsLafayette Society for Performing Arts Contact: Amy McDow
Explore the world of Musical theatre, make new friends, and discover the excitement of being on stage in an all-inclusive performing arts experience! Students will work with an experienced creative team to prepare a fantastic musical performance, design costumes, and build original sets. The process allows young artists to explore their own interests and imaginations while working for a common goal.
The mission of the Lafayette Society for Performing Arts (LSPA) is to promote, cultivate, nurture, and enhance the performing arts experiences for LaGrange, Greater West Georgia, and East Alabama regions.
LaGrange College Baseball CampsLaGrange College Baseball Camps Contact: David Kelton
DAVID KELTON SUMMER CAMPS
at LaGrange College
These summer camps are designed around learning the fundamentals of baseball. We go back to the basics and build a great foundation. Learn the basics of throwing, catching, fielding ground balls, catching fly balls, hitting, bunting and base running. We will play some fun games throughout the morning and then we will finish each day with scrimmage games with their age groups.
For more information:
David Kelton, LaGrange College Head Baseball Coach
LaGrange College Learn2Serve CampLaGrange College Learn2Serve Camp Contact: Jana Austin
Learn 2 Serve Camp
The Learn-2-Serve summer program is a three week camp for rising 5th—8th graders. It is led by master level teachers and graduate counselors. This camp offers a blend of academic studies, physical education and service-learning opportunities.
Based on the LaGrange College campus, this summer program is designed to align with the LaGrange College mission of “Challenging the mind, and inspiring the soul.”
Ages: Rising 5th thru 8th grade students only.
Note: Rolling acceptances until full.