School Break Camps
School Break Camp Calendar
- Fall Break Camp – October 7,8, and 11th
- Thanksgiving Break Camp – November 22-23
- Winter Break I Camp – December 20-23
- Winter Break II Camp – December 27-30
- President’s Day camp – February 18 and 21
- Spring Break Camp – April 4-8
Spring Break Camp: Fast Facts
|Half Day Camp||Full Day Camp|
|For Age 4|
From 9:30AM - 1:00PM
|From 9:30AM - 3:30PM|
Price Per Week: $200 members / $225 non-members
Price Per Week: $275 members / $310 non-members
Early Bird drop off beginning as early as 8:00am $45 per camper per week, available for all campers
After Care late pick up until 6:00pm $70 per camper per week, available for Kdg-5th grade only
Not a member? Join or renew today to enjoy discounts on all our camps and classes, and much more!
Most frequent questions and answers
PAYMENT: Registration is online only; we accept Debit and Credit, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover.
CANCELLATIONS: You will receive 80% of your camp registration back on the card you registered with if you cancel outside of two weeks of your camp start date. Inside two weeks there is no refund.
The Dunwoody Nature Center’s goal is for every camper to have the opportunity to have fun and discover their strengths. In order to do this, every child must feel safe at camp. Please review the following policies with your child before arriving at camp, as this is what helps us ensure everybody’s safety and the quality of our programs. Download the Behavior Policy here.
Our campers spend the camp day participating in specific camp themed nature activities both inside and outside. They’ll play games, make crafts, do experiments, hike on the trails and play on the playground. Campers will need to bring a snack, lunch and refillable water bottle every day. Please apply sunscreen and bug spray prior to drop off. Please include a note indicating if you want the teacher to reapply sunscreen and bug spray. Campers should dress for the weather wearing comfortable summertime clothes and close toed shoes. Each camp has one creek day, where there are several activities planned and campers are allowed to play and explore in the creek. For the creek themed camps there are two creek days. There will be an email sent home with specific instructions for what to bring for creek day.
Our summer camp teachers are either trained naturalists or formal school teachers. All of our summer camp teachers are First Aid and CPR certified. Biographies for our summer camp teachers are on the summer camp website. We have one teacher to ten campers for our half day camps. We have one teacher to thirteen campers for our full day campers at the Dunwoody Nature Center. We have two teachers to sixteen campers out at Island Ford Park. All of our camps also have at least two Junior Counselors (teenage assistants) per class. Each camp class has a designated classroom space to leave bags and lunches.
Please let the camp director know by email who will be picking up your child each day. We do ask for identification at pick up and if their name is not on our pick up list we will need to reach you before we release your child to them.
We find that if your child is in a regular classroom at school without an aide, then they usually do great at our camps. Our teachers are wonderful, but most are not trained in special education. If your child requires a special education classroom or teacher, then camps at the Dunwoody Nature Center or Island Ford Park might not be a good fit.
Holly Loscavio is one of the Nature Center’s longest tenured educators – going back to the summer of 1997 when she first joined our team. Holly has a BS in Conservation Biology from Brigham Young University (’94) and has taught field trip programs, summer camps, scout programs, and preschool programs with the Nature Center. Holly’s popular “Mommy & Me” programs introduce children to a love of nature which they carry with them throughout life. Holly loves to spend time outside with her husband and their blended family of 6 children. Holly enjoys running marathons and when not at work or with her family she is usually on long runs on the greenway near her home. Holly loves teaching children about nature and their role in preserving the planet. We at the Nature Center are thrilled to have Holly as our summer camp director. Holly can be reached directly via email at email@example.com
We are always looking for teachers and environmental educators to guide campers in various environmental education experiences through hands-on science and art activities.
Dunwoody Nature Center is looking for teens with strong leadership qualities to assist with camp programs! Click below to learn more!