As it warms up in the South, the time has come to begin thinking about how your kids will spend their summer months. Whether you have a craft lover or a future All-American athlete on your hands, schools and organizations throughout Cobb have a camp or program that’s a perfect fit for your child. Keep in mind the registration dates for these programs, and make sure to include your child in the options that best help keep them entertained and engaged all summer long.


Cobb County Parks and Recreation Department

Programs:
Performing Arts Camp and Summer Day Camp, ages vary

Highlights:
The Performing Arts Camp is an energetic and fun program for students who enjoy performing arts and want to be on stage. Campers will rehearse a musical show to be performed for family and friends each Friday night. The Summer Day Camp includes sports, games, arts and crafts, trips to the pool and gymnastic center, outdoor programs and more.

For more information:
(770) 528-8490
cobbcounty.org


 Johnson Ferry Baptist Church

Programs:
WinShape Camp for Communities, sports, music, art and children’s camps

Highlights:
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church offers a variety of camp experiences for children four years old through rising 12th graders. WinShape Camp is a day camp where young people participate in Bible studies while enjoying fellowship. Sports camps include British soccer, flag football, basketball, cheerleading and tennis. The east Cobb church also offers camps for the electric piano keyboard and string instruments, in addition to art programs.

For more information:
(770) 795-3239
johnsonferry.org


Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art

Programs:
A different theme each week, including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and more. Four different weeks of summer camp for ages 5 – 12

Highlights:
Camps are taught by state-certified art teachers and professional artists and include instruction in drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, ceramics and more. This year’s themes include Inventor’s Workshop, Time Travelers, Recycle It! and Rainforest Adventure.

For more information:
(770) 528-1444
mariettacobbartmuseum.org


Midtown Athletic Club, Atlanta

Programs:
Full-day sport and activity camp and half-day tennis camps for children of all ages

Highlights:
Depending on the camp, kids will enjoy a variety of games, sports and tennis lessons at various levels and activities with Midtown coaches, tennis experts and counselors.

For more information:
(770) 953-1100
midtown.com


Mount Paran Christian School

Programs:
Week-long, half-day and full-day academic, sports, arts and faith and fun camps for PK3-12th grade students

Highlights:
This program includes academic camps, Engineering for Kids and Play-Well TEKnologies; sports camps, football, volleyball, cheer, basketball and tennis; arts camps, Once Upon a Ballet and Atlanta Shakespeare Company; and faith and fun camps, Camp Wannago and Escape to the Mountains. Preschool camps are new this year and are offered to current MPCS students.

For more information:
(770) 578-0182 ext. 3721;
mtparanschool.com/summercamps


Kennesaw State University’s SummerU

Programs:
Crime Investigation Adventures, Rocks Galore, LEGO Robotics, Junior Chefs Academy, Computer Game Design, Music Making Madness, Teen Leadership Academy, Stop-Motion Movie Making and more for rising first through 12th graders

Highlights:
SummerU stimulates kids in different fields, including culinary, arts, technology, leadership and science. The mixture of academics and a creative atmosphere result in a one-of-a-kind learning environment. Chet Austin Teen Leadership Academy returns this year and will feature team building, community service and public speaking.

For more information:
(770) 423-3340
summeru.com


North Cobb Christian School

Programs:
Innovative and fun camps in the areas of academics, arts, athletics and a traditional day camp for children ages 3 – 18

Highlights:
The camps are intentionally designed to help students grow and discover the different talents and abilities God has gifted them with. The goal of the camp experience is to give kids a chance to have fun while exploring new things. This is going to be the best summer ever.

For more information:
(770) 975-0252
ncchristian.org/camps


The Art Station – Big Shanty

Programs:
Study of art and art history, 2D mediums (painting, drawing, etc.), 3D mediums (clay, sculpture), drama, “Mommy & Me” classes, “Manga & Comic,” photography and more

Highlights:
The Art Station offers a variety of camps for ages 18 months to 18 years. The general theme, Art University, will explore a wide range of topics and mediums. Additionally, several specialty camps are offered.

For more information:
(770) 514-5930
artstationcobb.org


The Georgia Ballet

Programs:
Summer programs include an intensive program for advanced students taught by renowned guest instructors, and the “Young Dancers” program offers age-appropriate camps and mini-intensives

Highlights:
Whether dance students are just beginning or looking to expand upon their years of knowledge, The Georgia Ballet’s Summer Dance program offers camps and classes for students of all ages and experience levels. Classes are designed to develop coordination, musicality and kinetic awareness, as well as instill a love for dance and the arts.

For more information:
(770) 528-0881
georgiaballet.org


The Walker School

Programs:
Athletics, visual and performing arts, academic, enrichment and “just for fun!”

Highlights: 
The majority of these camps are open to the community, so participants include Walker students, their friends and children from neighboring communities. The camp schedule is varied and flexible allowing students to attend any number of weeks without concern for sequence. Whether your child is seeking academic enrichment opportunities, sports camps or just plain fun, great summer adventures begin at Walker.

For more information:
(770) 427-2689
thewalkerschool.org


The Wood Acres School, Camp @ the Woods

Programs:
“Be Who You Want to Be” camps include a week-long program dedicated to being a pirate, chef, shark, hero, clown, star, alien or artist

Highlights:

Located on 10 wooded acres, Camp @ the Woods offers children an opportunity to spend a week of their summer making new friends and playing outdoors, all the while creating memories to last a lifetime. Each week brings a new theme of fun camp including water play, crafts, games and lots of outdoor fun.

For more information:
(770) 971-1880
woodacresschool.org/summer-camp/


Whitefield Academy, Camp Whitefield

Programs:
Day camp, agility, basketball, CPR, driver’s ed, First-Aid, football, phonics, SAT prep, sign language, strength, volleyball and more

Highlights:
Camp Whitefield is a Christ-centered day camp for young children where campers spend time in praise and worship, bond, create, grow, learn, play and explore God’s creation in a fun, loving and caring environment.

For more information:
(678) 770-3236
whitefieldacademy.com/summerprograms.aspx

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14 COMMENTS

  1. hi! we just moved to marietta and we want to put our son in a day camp of some sort this year! 🙂
    he just turned 5 in december, and we’d like him to be able to have something todo ths summer. are there any free,fun, day camps here in marietta for his age group?
    thanks! “)

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  3. My daughter is 12 (13 in Aug) and we just moved to Marietta from Dallas, Texas. I’d LOVE to find a reasonably priced summer camp for her. Any suggestions? I’d like for it to be a camp, like swimming, arts/crafts, etc that she could go to for a week or so, that isn’t just a few hours a day (over-night camp).

  4. I recently moved to the Marietta area and am searching for a Summer Camp that will work with my schedule, 6am to 3pm… Is there such a camp?

  5. Single-parent of two boys 16 and 6 years old. Looking for a summer camp to get both involved if you have any information of reasonable price prices please contact me thank you.

  6. I moved to east cobb and need to find a close summer camp for 9 and 11 yrs old boys–the older being aspy. any assistance would be appreciated.

  7. I am looking for summer camps for boys 6 years old any assistance would help.
    This is ny first time putting him in one

    Thanks in advance

  8. Hello I live in Marrietta and my daughter is 13 yrs old looking for a fun summer camp or Art program for her. I don’t really see anything for preteens to do can someone please help me ?

  9. Hello Marriettans!
    We are looking for a summer camp for our 7 year old son.
    He is returning for spending some time with his grandparents and needs to start week 4 (next Monday 06.20.16) here in Marrietta, GA. Please please please help us if you can.
    We need something that’s around $125 – $150 per week.
    Please & Thank You.

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