Spring Break Camp

Adventures Exploring Our City in the Forest!

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

A week of fun learning experiences in our City in the Forest
where campers connect to nature and new friends.
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Junior TreeKeepers explore the arboretum with hands-on activities in environmental science, biking the Atlanta BeltLine, field trips to local attractions and more fun!


WHEN:
April 3-7, 2017

WHO:
Group 1: Rising 1st – 3rd grade students (current K-2nd graders)
Group 2: Rising 4th – 6th grade students (current 3rd-5th graders)

COST:
$65 per day (select day camp registration when registering)
$295 for all week (select camp registration when registering)

– Bike rentals are $35 per week
– All campers get a Junior TreeKeeper hat
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for each session.
– Campers bring brown bag lunch and a reusable water bottle


HOURS:
Early Drop Off: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM (additional fees apply)
Regular Drop Off: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Program: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Regular Pick Up: 3:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Late Pick Up: 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 TreeKeeper Camp?
A. Environmental stewardship in action! Junior TreeKeepers start the day at the Trees Atlanta TreeHouse, and then we are off for the day, packed with activities designed with your aspiring environmental steward in mind. Sample activities include field research and service projects, trips to urban forests and local gardens, forest restoration, tree ID and measuring, GPS orienteering, scavenger hunts, biking on the Atlanta BeltLine, exploring the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, and much more!

Q. Who are the Junior TreeKeeper 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 Camp Counselors 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. 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. Some weeks have just one grade level. Other weeks have all grades together. Are they doing the same things?
A. Our camps are designed to meet the capabilities and interests of certain ages/grade levels. When you are selecting camps, please be sure to select the correct camp sessions for your child’s age or grade level.

Each camp session has its own unique schedule and curriculum; however, if there are opportunities for us to combine groups for an enhanced learning or social experience, we will blend the groups while maintaining the camper to staff ratios noted.

Q. Are there any other additional costs I need to pay for camp?
A. Please view the Fee Schedule. Camp fees must be paid in full prior to start of camp in order to ensure your child’s attendance at camp. There may be additional fees that may be incurred, including:
– 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. Please view the Fee Schedule.
– 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 and after care fee may be paid for during the first morning check in to camp. You may pay by credit card, check or cash.

Q. How can I keep up with what my Junior 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 #jrtreekeepers or #wecancanopy.
– Facebook.com/TreesAtlanta
– Twitter @TreesAtlanta
– Instagram @TreesAtlanta or @CityInTheForest

Daily notes are sent home that highlight the day’s activities and remind parents/guardians about what’s coming up the next day so that your child can be prepared.

Q. Will you be taking photos of my child?
A. Yes, we will! We love sharing the great moments your camper a part of each day. It helps us to extend the education to others by demonstrating the many opportunities to learn and grow as a budding environmental steward.
By registering and participating in a Junior TreeKeeper Camp or being onsite during a camp activity, you consent to the recording of your likeness, image, and/or voice and authorize Trees Atlanta to use photographs, video, and audio recordings containing your likeness, image, and/or voice in any medium for any purpose.

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.

Our Headquarters (administrative office) is also located nearby at: Trees Atlanta – Kendeda Center, 225 Chester Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316. Office hours at the Kendeda Center are 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Phone: 404-522-4097.

2017 Junior TreeKeeper Camp Parent/Guardian Handbook