Summer Camp

Adventures Exploring Our City in the Forest!

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

Each week of summer camp (June through July) offers unique and fun
experiential learning for Junior TreeKeepers through active play.

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


WHEN:
June 4-8, 2018
June 11-15, 2018
June 18-22, 2018
June 25-29, 2018
July 9-13, 2018
July 16-20, 2018


WHO:

Rising 1st – 3rd grade students (current K-2nd graders)
Campers at this level are required to bring their bikes or other “wheels” to camp. Personal bikes/wheels and helmets must be brought to camp on Monday and taken home at the end of camp on FridayAppropriate “wheels” include: “Razor” scooters, Big Wheels, or bikes (with or without training wheels). Note: roller skates or roller-blades will not be allowed. Helmets are required!

Rising 4th – 6th grade students (current 3rd-5th graders)
Campers at this level will ride daily to different locations on the Atlanta BeltLine and to Piedmont Park. Personal bikes and helmets must be brought to camp on Monday and taken home at the end of camp on Friday. Campers should have good control of their bikes and basic knowledge of biking courtesy. Please note, training wheels are not allowed for 4th – 6th grade campers. Helmets are required!

COST:
1 Session – $295
– Bike rentals are $35 per week
– All campers get a Junior TreeKeeper hat
– Campers bring brown bag lunch and a reusable water bottle

DISCOUNTS:
Registrations are limited to only one of the following discount codes:
– Acorn Club: At the beginning of registration select the Acorn Club price option
– Multiple Camper Code: MC2017 ($30 off each registration)
– Multiple Session Code: JTKS2017 ($30 off each session)

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 TreeKeepers?
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.
– 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

Apply to Be a Camp Counselor


Position: Junior TreeKeepers Camp Counselor
Employment Type: Part-Time/Seasonal
Employment Classification: Non-Exempt
Start Date: June 1, 2017 (mandatory training week: April 3 – 7, 2017)
End Date: July 21, 2017 (July 3 – 7 is an unpaid, non-working week)
Apply by: February 28, 2017 (Roles may fill prior to deadline)
Reports To: Youth Education Coordinator
Compensation: $12.00/hr (40 hr/week)

Job Description
Trees Atlanta seeks individuals with experience working with youth (elementary and middle school age) in classroom and outdoor settings in a teaching / coaching role to help with spring and summer Junior TreeKeeprs Camps. Our summer day camps are a fun blend of environmental education and lots of outdoor exploration on the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. Camp Counselors will bring the program to life for each week of camp.

Summer and Spring Break Counselors will:
• Lead classes and activities of the camp program such as tree ID, orienteering, art, tree planting, invasive removal, and mulching.
• Assist to ensure proper camper to staff ratios.
• Teach environmental lessons (many based on STEM/STEAM principles).
• Organizing materials for lessons.
• Monitor and correct camper behavior as needed.
• Ensure camper safety during indoor and outdoor activities.
• Create positive memories for our budding environmental stewards.
• Supervise camper bike activities

Candidates should meet most of these requirements:
• College graduate or currently matriculated.
• Experience teaching students in 1st – 6th grades (environmental education, science, STEM/STEAM desired).
• Ability to work with students in outdoor setting.
• Experience leading youth summer camps.
• Ability to work collaboratively on a team.
• Able to interact with campers and parents in an empathic, polite manner.
• Experience with time and task management.
• Experience with tree and plant identification, orienteering, and arts & crafts.
• Certified in 1st Aid and CPR, desired.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
• Be available to work Monday through Friday for at least eight hours each day.
• Physically capable of active days outdoors in various weather conditions including: exposure to sun, heat, cold, inclement weather, and insects.
• Must be a confident and safe bike rider.
• Must be physically fit and able to lift up to 25 lbs.
• Early morning and early Evening may be necessary; final schedules will be set upon hire.
• Each camp week requires a 40-hour commitment
You will report to work at 112 Krog Street, #7, Atlanta, GA 30307 and will work in various locations in and around the Atlanta BeltLine, BeltLine Arboretum, and short field trips in the city.

To Apply
Please send your cover letter and resume to Colby Lyles colby@treesatlanta.org with “Camp Counselor” in the subject line of your email.

Apply to Be a Camp Intern


Position: Junior TreeKeeper Camp Intern
Employment Type: Internship

Employment Status: Contractor
Start date: June 1, 2017 (mandatory training week: April 3 – 7, 2017)
End date: July 21, 2017 (July 3 – 7 is an unpaid, non-working week)
Apply by: February 28, 2017 (Roles may fill prior to deadline)
Reports To: Youth Education Coordinator
Salary: Stipend

Job Description
Trees Atlanta seeks individuals with experience working or desire to work with youth (elementary and middle school age) in classroom and outdoor settings in a teaching / coaching role.
Camp Interns will:
• Assist the Camp Counselors with classes and activities.
• Organize materials for lessons.
• Collect data.
• Monitor camper behavior as needed
• Ensuring camper safety
• Help supervise camper bike riding.
• Create positive memories for our budding environmental stewards.

Requirements:
• 16 years of age or older
• Desire to work with young students in 1st – 6th grades.
• Has experience or desires experience in environmental education.
• Ability to work in a team setting with a positive and collaborative attitude.
• Experience with arts & crafts.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
• Be available to commit to at least three-weeks, and work Monday through Friday from 8:15AM until 4:15PM (40 hours per week).
• Physically capable of active days outdoors in various weather conditions including: exposure to sun, heat, cold, inclement weather, and insects.
• Must be a confident and safe bike rider (must bring a bike and helmet)
• Must be physically fit and able to lift up to 25 lbs.

You will report to work at 112 Krog Street, #7, Atlanta, GA 30307 and will work in various locations in and around the Atlanta BeltLine, BeltLine Arboretum, and short field trips in the city.

To Apply
Please send your cover letter and resume to Colby Lyles colby@treesatlanta.org with “Camp Intern” in the subject line of your email.

Apply to Be a Camp Junior Intern


Position: Junior TreeKeeper Camp Junior Intern ( 7th – 12th grade students)
Employment Type: Intern
Camp start date: June 5, 2017
Camp end date: July 21, 2017 (no camp July 3 – 7)
Apply By: April 30, 2017
Reports To: Youth Education Coordinator and other camp staff
Salary: Unpaid

Job Description
Enjoy a unique summer experience at Trees Atlanta Junior TreeKeepers Camp as a Junior Intern.

Junior Interns will:
• Aid Camp Counselors and Interns with daily tasks and activities such as arts and crafts and supervision of campers on bikes.
• Be a “role model” for younger campers.

Requirements:
• Be at least 13 years old and above (7th – 12th graders).
• Must commit to at least two weeks of camp and work Monday through Friday from 8:15 am to 4:15 pm.
• Must be a Strong bike rider (helmet required).
• Team player able to help and assist as needed.
• Love for the outdoors and nature (we are outside all day rain or shine).
• Cooperative and responsible.
• Enjoy working with younger children.
• Prior volunteer experience is helpful.

You will report to 112 Krog Street, #7, Atlanta, GA 30307 and will work in various locations in and around the Atlanta BeltLine, BeltLine Arboretum, and short field trips in the city.

To Apply
Please send your application and letter of recommendation to Colby Lyles, colby@treesatlanta.org with “Jr. Intern” in the subject line of your email.