Check out some of Atlanta’s best summer day camps

ATLANTA — Summer camps are back in a big way across metro Atlanta! Parents are likely to be relieved to see things going a little bit back to normal when it comes to keeping kids entertained this summer. Here are some of the most popular day camps, whether your kiddo wants to learn about animals and nature, beak a leg onstage, build a robot or just enjoy the outdoors.

ARTS & THEATRE

High Museum of Art Summer Day Camps

Ages: 1st to 8th graders

These camps fill up quick, but a few sessions still have slots available, especially for 7th and 8th graders. Young artists can learn about landscapes, textures in painting, sculpting and more. Check the website for available dates.

Spruill Center for the Arts Summer Camp

Ages 5 - 14

The week-long day camps that run through August. Courses include visual arts, performing arts, studio arts and creative arts.

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Alliance Theatre Drama Camps

Ages 4 - 12th grade

Campers can chose from courses in musical theater, performing arts, songwriting, camera skills, playwriting and improv at various locations around Atlanta.

Zone of Light Studios

Ages: 5 - 15

Each week has a different art-based theme. Parents can choose a half day, full day or extended day.

Forefront Arts Camp

Ages 3 - 18

Drama, dance , music and specialty camps at multiple locations throughout metro Atlanta. Themes include princess camp, green screen acting, Hamilton’s hip hop dance, comedy camp, mystery camp and more.

School of Rock Camp

Ages: 6 and up

School of Rock offers several different week-long options for summer camp including Rock 101, The Beatles, Best of the 90s, Classic Rock Rewind, songwriting and recording.

Atlanta Shakespeare Company

Ages: 2nd grade through high school

Programs include various Shakespeare plays, playwriting, performance, stage combat and musical theater.

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NATURE AND ANIMALS

Camp H20 at the Georgia Aquarium

Ages: 5 - 13

Campers will spend the week engaged in fun and exciting activities! They will discover interesting facts about our aquatic friends and their habitats, as well as explore the wondrous ocean ecosystem.

Summer Safari Day Camp at Zoo Atlanta

Ages 4 - 14

Parents can choose from half days to full days. Each week has a different theme. Programs include zoo exploration, animal encounters, STEAM-based projects, hands-on science activities, environmental games and more.

Camp Kingfisher at the Chattahoochee Nature Center

Ages: 4 though rising 8th graders

The traditional day camp in Rowell offers summer fun in nature with activities like hiking, canoeing, swimming, live animal encounters, science exploration activities and more.

Trees Atlanta Summer Camp

Ages: Grades 1 through 6

Each week-long program has a different program, focusing on urban forests, pollinators and conservation. Kids will spend time doing hands-on activities in environmental science, biking along the Atlanta BeltLine, taking field trips to local attractions, and more fun!

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center

Ages: 2 - 13

Programs include numerous programs revolving around history and the natural world including prehistoric Georgia camp, Native American camp, Renaissance camp, naturalist camp, water wonders, magical forest and more.

SPORTS & OTHER

Atlanta Braves Baseball Camp

Ages: 6 - 12

During these short, two-day camps at 3 locations across Atlanta, players get baseball instruction and get to meet and greet a Braves alumni player.

YMCA day camps

Ages 5 - 18

YMCAs across Metro Atlanta offer numerous different programs from traditional camp to programs in individual sports like basketball, soccer, gymnastics and volleyball; art, STEAM activities, survivor skills, swimming, fishing and more

SCIENCE AND TECH

Club SciKidz

Ages: Pre-K to 9th grade

STEM-themed camps are offered in a wide range of topics including meteorology, space, robotics, medicine, coding, 3-D printing, engineering, virtual reality and even Minecraft. Camps are at a variety of locations around metro Atlanta.

Camp Invention

Ages: Kindergarten through 6th grade

A summer STEM program at multiple locations throughout metro Atlanta. Kids stud sound waves, physics, robotics and more.

ID Tech Virtual Camps

Ages: 7 and up

Structured, weeklong sessions with live instructors teach kids coding, Minecraft design, video editing, entrepreneurship and more