It’s no surprise that Atlanta’s private schools are also some of Atlanta’s best summer camp providers, with sessions designed for the brainy, the brawny, the adventurous, and the dramatic alike. Not to be confused with the summer schools of yore, these summer camps are designed to entice kids with their favorite activities, engage them with weekly challenges and themes, and entertain them with new buddies, dedicated staff, and silly surprises scattered throughout the summer.


Summer Programs at Lovett
If you can’t find a camp to love at Lovett, you might as well stop looking. With twenty-five sessions ranging from age-specific to interest-specific themes, the Summer Programs at Lovett run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. throughout June, July, and August. Rising kindergarteners through second graders will rock Camp Lovett, with its daily swim time and weekly field trips to Stone Mountain, Southern Belle Farm, Center for Puppetry Arts, and Zoo Atlanta. Older kiddos will love the Sports and Games Camps, or might prefer to dabble in the specialty offerings (Cheerleading Camp, Performing Arts Academy, and Karate Camp, to name a few).

Details: Summer Programs at Lovett, The Lovett School, 4075 Paces Ferry Road, N.W., Atlanta, Ga 30327, 404-262-3032, extension 1469, Click here to see a list of camps and dates, Weekly camp fees include lunch and field trip expenses and are $320 per week


Woodward Academy Summer Camps
Offering 80 differently themed camps, you can be certain that WA’s Summer Camps has you covered for keeping the kiddos busy this summer. Dance camp? Done. Magic Camp? Yes. Every sport you can imagine camp? Absolutely. Add to the menu Academic Enrichment courses and a traditional Summer Odyssey Day Camp and you’ll quickly realize that your kids don’t have enough weeks in the summer to try everything they’ll be interested in trying. With a flexible session schedule (morning half days, full days, and afternoon half days available), and prices that vary by theme and session, WA’s Summer Camp might be your one-stop-shop for summer variety.

Details: Woodward Academy Summer Camps, Woodward Academy, 1662 Rugby Avenue, College Park, Ga 30337, 404-765-4000, Visit the website for prices and camp schedules, which vary by theme and session


Atlanta International School Summer Camp
While AIS offers a traditional day camp experience for rising kindergarteners through fifth graders, be sure to check out their Summer Language Camps in French, German, Spanish, and Chinese for children of all ages. Does your tribe delight in drama or design, or turn flips over tae kwon do or volleyball? Have no fear – AIS offers camps in both Arts and Sciences as well as Athletics all summer long. Camps generally run in one or two week sessions from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with free drop off beginning at 8:00 a.m. for all campers.

Details: Atlanta International School Summer Camp, 2890 North Fulton Drive, Atlanta, Ga 30305, 404-841-3840, extension 149, Click here for a list of prices and camp dates, which vary by theme and session


The Westminster Schools Summer Camps
Golf, baseball, robotics, and theater are just a few of the fourteen summer camp offerings to be found at Westminster this summer. And, while most of the camps are offered in two-week sessions from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., some (baseball, golf, tennis, cooking, music technology, and sports intensive camps) are available as week-long sessions. Younger campers (ages 4-7) will run wild at Camp Wildcats, which includes a set schedule of activities and both indoor and outdoor fun.

Details: The Westminster Schools Summer Camps, The Westminster Schools, 1424 West Paces Ferry Road, N.W., Atlanta, Ga 30327, 404-355-8673, Prices per camp vary and are available to view by session here


Pace Academy Summer Programs
Knights and Princesses? Spies? Super heros? Check, check, and check. Your preschoolers will love each week of the Paceketeer Camp, while your kindergarteners through fifth graders will enjoy the same themes (with age appropriate activities) at Pace Camp. Whole days run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and include daily swimming, while half days run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and do not. Looking for something a little more adventurous for your sixth graders and older kids? Check out the Leadership Camps, which are two week sessions that culminate in a trip to the Outer Banks or North Carolina mountains, and are filled with zip-lining, rafting, paddle boarding, and kayaking. Athletic camp sessions are also offered on-campus, in addition to enrichment academic courses.

Details: Pace Academy Summer Programs, Pace Academy, 966 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, Ga 30327, (404) 262-1345, Visit the website for prices and camp schedules, which vary by theme and session

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—Shelley Massey

Photos courtesy of Woodward Academy Summer Camps via Facebook, The Lovett School via Facebook, and  Atlanta International School via Facebook