School Break Camps
REGISTRATION FOR ALL 2021 SESSIONS IS OPEN!
To view camp themes and prices, please click below.
Keep your kids happy and occupied during school breaks at the Dunwoody Nature Center! With half-day options for 4-year-olds and full-day fun for grades K-5th, your child can participate in outdoor activities, games, hikes, and more. Each camp has a different theme, so your child can enjoy exciting, educational programming all year long. Early drop-off is available for all ages, and our after-camp Adventure Club is available for full-day campers; both programs incur an additional fee.
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
SCHOOL BREAK CAMPS FAST FACTS
For Age 4
For Grades K-5th
From 9:30am - 1:00pm
From 9:30am - 3:30pm
Early Drop-off Available
Early Drop-off Available
Adventure Club After-Care Available
Early Drop-off begins as early as 8:00am: $10 per camper per day
Adventure Club After-care available until 6:00pm: $14 per camper per day
Prices and themes vary per camp; please view our full listings in our registration page.
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 closed-toe shoes.
Our camp teachers are either trained naturalists or formal school teachers. All of our camp teachers are First Aid and CPR certified. We have one teacher to ten campers for our half day camps. We have one teacher to thirteen campers for our full day campers. 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; 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 our camps might not be a good fit.
Please monitor your child’s health from home. We will not ask health questions here at camp. Please do not send your child to camp if any persons in the home are sick. If campers, Junior Counselors, or staff exhibit the symptoms associated with COVID-19 (chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, other respiratory symptoms, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell) they will be dismissed from attending camp until they have had a negative COVID-19 test or have been fever and fever mediation free for seventy-two (72) hours, or other symptoms have improved and at least ten (10) days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
Campers will be required to wear a mask while indoors. Camp families are asked to send a labelled cloth face covering (covers your child’s nose and mouth) each day to camp to be worn while indoors in the classroom. Staff and Junior Counselors will be asked to do the same. While outdoors, mask wearing will not be required.
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 six 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!