Summer Camp

Active Learning & Play for Budding Environmental Stewards

Trees Atlanta Junior TreeKeeper Camp inspires budding environmental stewards who enjoy active outdoor play and exploring the wonders of our urban forest.



Summer Camp is for students RISING into Grades 1 to 6.

Junior TreeKeeper Camp days are filled with hands-on activities in environmental science, biking to explore the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum and green spaces, and making new memories with friends.

NEW! Two additional weeks have been added to the
Summer 2019 schedule!

 

SUMMER CAMP 2019 SCHEDULE:

Sessions fill early, to view available sessions, please click registration button above.

June 3 – 7: Explorers
Explore the layers of the forest from the forest floor at our feet, the understory above our heads, to the canopy where the sun beats down. We take our binoculars and field journals outside to explore the diverse animal and plant species that need each urban forest layer to thrive.

June 10 – 14: Detectives
Play detectives in the urban forest. Put on your thinking caps and solve some mysteries in the forest! Learn how to use clues to identify special plants and trees, race your friends in scavenger hunts, and journey to an old growth forest!

June 17 – 21: Trailblazers
Trailblazers are high-energy and want to exercise their free spirit! We spend maximum time outdoors, including a forest hike. This week is ideal for Trailblazers who prefer more active outdoor play and adventures!

June 24 – 28: Foresters
Foresters examine the urban forests that many different plant and animals call home. Each layer of the forest layers supports a healthy urban ecosystem. We’ll collect natural materials for creative art projects and conduct ecology experiments in the TreeHouse.

July 8 – 12: Citizen Scientists
Did you know Atlanta has one of the densest urban forests in the nation? As Citizen Scientists in our “City in the Forest,” we will identify plants, trees, and animals while collecting data for a citizen science report that Trees Atlanta publishes!

July 15 – 19: Adventurers
Adventurers travel to green spaces near and far, on bike, on foot, and on a field trip. Get ready for high energy fun and channeling our inner spirit animals as we enjoy a week full of outdoor explorations.

July 22 – 26: Naturalists
Naturalists peer through binoculars, use dip nets, and make spore prints. We search for reptiles, amphibians, insects, birds, and fungi. A week of hands on exploration, live animal encounters, experiments, and artwork out in the field and at the TreeHouse.

July 29 – August 2: The Artist and the Arborist

Nature inspires the Artist. We venture out and get creative with the natural materials growing in Atlanta’s urban forest. We will gather and press leaves for our nature journal, make and use colorful dyes using our native trees, and more forest art!

 

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 Friday. Appropriate “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:  $295 per session

  • Additional services may be added during registration, including Bike Rental, Before and After Care, etc.
  • All campers receive a Junior TreeKeeper Camp t-shirt! Optional hat and patch offered.
  • Campers bring their own brown bag lunch and reusable water bottle

Click here for a complete schedule of fees.

DISCOUNTS:
Multiple Campers $30 off for every camper JTK2019
Multiple Sessions $30 off for every session JTK2019

Early bird discount 10% until January 6th
*Only one discount code may be used

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