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Keep your kids happy and occupied during school breaks at the Dunwoody Nature Center! With half-day options for 4 and 5-year-olds, and full-day fun for grades K-5, 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 bird drop-off is available for all ages, and our after-camp Adventure Club is available for full-day campers only. Both programs incur an additional fee.


For Ages 4 and 5
From 9:30AM - 1:00PM
Early Drop-off Available


For Grades K-5
From 9:30AM - 3:30PM
Early Drop-off Available
Adventure Club After-Care Available

School Break Camp Calendar 2023 – 2024

  • Fall Break – October 6th and 9th
  • Thanksgiving Break – November 20th and 21st
  • Winter Break I  December 18th – 22nd.
  • Winter Break II  December 27th – 29th.
  • Wilderness Adventure – January 15th
  • February Break – February 16th and 19th
  • Spring Break – April 1st – 5th

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School Break Camp Fast Facts

$ 13/22

Early Drop Off/After-Care
  • Early Drop-off begins as early as 8:00AM: $13 per camper per day
  • Adventure Club After-care available until 6:00PM: $22 per camper per day
  • Prorating of camp days is only permitted when a weekend splits the days.
  • Prices and themes vary per camp; please view our full listings in our registration page.
  • Dunwoody Nature Center members will receive a discount code for 10% off each camp with the code schoolbreak10! Memberships will be verified after purchase.
School Break Camp Registration
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Holly Loscavio


Holly Loscavio is one of the Dunwoody Nature Center’s longest-tenured educators – going back to the summer of 1997 when she first joined our team. Holly has a B.S. 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 Dunwoody Nature Center are thrilled to have Holly as our Summer Camp Director.

Employment Opportunities

We are always looking for teachers and environmental educators to guide campers in various environmental education experiences through hands-on science and art activities.

Junior Counselor

Dunwoody Nature Center is looking for teens with strong leadership qualities to assist with camp programs! Click below to learn more!

Frequently Asked Questions

Payment & Cancellation Policies

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. Within two weeks, there is no refund.

Behavior Policy

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.

This is my child’s first camp experience. What will they be doing during the day and what do they need to bring?

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 a 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.

Who are the camp teachers and what is the teacher to student ratio at your camps?

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.

I will have a different person picking up my camper each day. How do I let the camp staff know?

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.

My child is on the autism spectrum, has ADHD or other behavioral challenges. Can he or she attend camp at the Dunwoody Nature Center or Island Ford Park?

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.

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