It happens every year. The big kids get backpacks, lunch boxes, school supplies and head off on the big yellow bus (or carpool) to their first day of school, while the little brothers and sisters still in preschool are left behind for another couple of weeks before it’s their turn. What to do in the meantime, you might wonder? Check out these awesome preschool camps available during the in-between time of big kid and preschool first days of school, below.

The Peach Pit

For your tumblers, gymnasts, and future cheerleaders, the Peach Pit—now with two locations—offers half-day camps for the first two weeks of August, and Mother's Morning Out (drop off) picks back up from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on August 2. If you're looking for something to do with your preschooler, you can head to the Peach Pit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning August 2 for Toddler Time, when you stay and play with your child. The Peach Pit Prado 5600 Roswell Road, Suite K140 Atlanta, Georgia 30342 404.242.6211 The Peach Pit Collier Rd 1019B Collier Road & 1017F Collier Rd Atlanta, Georgia 30318 404.697.3697 Online:

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Dunwoody Nature Center

Nothing captures the attention of the youngest campers (ages 3 & 4) more than finding a really cool bug or watching a beautiful butterfly flutter through a pollinator garden. Campers will explore and discover the world of bugs and butterflies as they play games, take hikes, and make cool crafts. Or, on the Nocturnal Nature week, young campers learn through games and hands-on activities how it feels to be a creature of the night. 5343 Roberts Dr. Dunwoody, GA 30338 770-394-3322 Online:

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Camp Kingfisher

Camp Kingfisher at the Chattahoochee Nature Center is an outdoorsy and nature-based camp that offers hiking, canoeing, swimming, and the beauty of nature and wildlife through hands-on experiences. Activities and themes vary by week, and they've just added an additional week of camp from August 2-6, with campers as young a 4 years old welcome to join in the fun. 9135 Willeo Rd. Roswell, GA 30075 770-992-2055 Online:

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5 Star Sports Camp

At The Gym at Peachtree Presbyterian, a 5 Star Sports Camp for kids as young as 4 focuses on sports and games. Campers will participate in drills, games and more to prepare them to excel in early sports. They'll play classic and new camp games, which require teamwork and foster creative learning. The Gym at Peachtree 3434 Roswell Rd. Atlanta, GA 30305 404-842-5852 Online:

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—Shelley Massey


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