BreakAway Camp

Adventures Exploring Our City in the Forest!

Learn, explore, and play at Trees Atlanta’s Junior TreeKeeper BreakAway Camp! As a budding environmental steward, your stewardship and wonder for nature ensures a thriving urban forest for all generations.

Join us for our Fall, Winter, and Spring camps aligned with
Atlanta Public School teacher work days and shorter school holidays.

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Junior TreeKeepers explore the outdoors with hands-on activities in environmental science, biking the Atlanta BeltLine, field trips to local attractions and more fun!


WHEN:

Fall Dates
  • October 09, 2017
  • October 10, 2017
  • October 11, 2017
  • October 12, 2017
  • October 13, 2017
  • November 7, 2017
Winter Dates
  • February 19, 2018
  • February 20, 2018
  • February 21, 2018
  • February 22, 2018
  • February 23, 2018
  • March 19, 2018
Spring Dates
  • April 2, 2018
  • April 3, 2018
  • April 4, 2018
  • April 5, 2018
  • April 6, 2018

WHO:
Current 1st – 6th grade students


COST:
1 Session – $65
1 Camp Week – $295
  • To receive discounted weekly rate, please use promo code JTK5DAYS
– Bike rentals are $35 per registration 
– Campers bring brown bag lunch and a reusable water bottle


HOURS:
Drop Off: 7:45 AM – 8:00 AM
Program: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Regular Pick Up: 3:00 PM – 3:15 PM
After Care: 3:15 PM – 5:15 PM (additional fees apply)

WHERE (Inman Park):
Each day begins and ends at:
Trees Atlanta TreeHouse (The Stove Works Building)
112 Krog Street NE, Suite 7, Atlanta, GA 30307
 


Let’s have fun outdoors with Trees Atlanta!


FAQs



Q: What is an environmental steward?
A:  An environmental steward preserves, protects, and educates others about our natural surroundings.

Q: What is a typical day like with Junior TreeKeepers?
A: Environmental stewardship in action! Junior TreeKeepers will arrive at the Trees Atlanta TreeHouse every morning, and then we are off for the day, packed with activities designed with your aspiring environmental steward in mind. Activities will include field research and service projects, trips to urban forests and local gardens, forest restoration, tree ID and measuring, orienteering, scavenger hunts, biking on the Atlanta BeltLine, exploring the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, and much more! It is going to be a full week of fun and stewardship for your child! Each camper earns an official Trees Atlanta Junior TreeKeepers certificate!

Q: Who are the Junior TreeKeepers Camp Staff?
A: Our program staff is a team of Trees Atlanta full-time staff with environmental training and experience working with youth, along with qualified, vetted seasonal staff (Camp Counselors) who are trained to create positive memories for each camper. In addition, all camps are further supported by Junior Interns to ensure a safe and inclusive camp experience. All counselors and staff have passed background checks.

Q: What is the staff to student ratio?
A: We will maintain a ratio of 1 camp staff to every 4-5 students for all activities outside of the education building (referred to as the “TreeHouse”), and at least 2 camp staff will be present with any camper at all times. Lessons in the TreeHouse will staff a minimum of 2 (and usually more) camp staff to lead activities and supervise, as appropriate to the activity.

Q: How can I keep up with what my Jr. TreeKeeper is doing at camp?
A: Check in on our daily exploration and fun by following us on social media! Feel free to like and share our posts! Look for the hashtag #jrtreekeeper or #wecancanopy.  Visit our Facebook page,  or follow us on Instagram and Twitter with the handle @TreesAtlanta.

Q: What do I do with my camper’s medication(s)?
A: All medications must be given to a staff member during Drop Off time. Please send only the amount of medication needed for that day, clearly labelled with detailed instructions along with child’s first and last name.

Q: Are both age groups doing the same things?
A: Camp weeks that have all grades (1st – 6th) combined will be divided into 2 groups:
1st -3rd graders (Quercus Grove), and 4th – 6th graders (Acer Grove). Each group will have their own agenda of age appropriate activities.
The older group will spend more time biking while the younger group will bring their “wheels” to use on a limited basis during the week. BreakAway Camp often operates as one group during most parts of the day. Bikes and “wheels” are required for all campers.

Q: Are there any other additional costs I need to pay for camp?
A: Camp fees must be paid in full prior to start of each week’s camp in order to ensure your child’s attendance at camp. There are two additional fees that may be incurred:

Bike rental fee – if you reserved or need a bike for the day/week of camp, Trees Atlanta can provide a rental bike for your camper. Extra fee will apply. Please reserve online so we may find the best fit. Campers will be more comfortable on their own bikes, perfect fit is not guaranteed.

Before/After Care fee – the daily fees for early drop off or late pick up are indicated in this document above.

Both bike rental fee and before/after care fee may be paid online or on the first morning of camp. You may pay by credit card, check or cash.

Q: How do I get in touch with my camper if there is an emergency?
A: Call the Tree House 404-458-4515 x 1# to speak to someone who can handle your needs.
Alternatively, if you fail to receive an answer or prompt reply to any voice mail left during the day, please dial #2 or #5 for back up staff.

Q: What cool things will my camper get?
A: You mean, in addition to full days of awesomeness? We have gear for your budding environmental stewards. Please view the section “Jr. TreeKeepers Will Receive” in the main body of this document.

2017 Junior TreeKeeper Camp Parent/Guardian Handbook