SUMMER CAMP 2023

2023 Summer Camp Registration opens February 1, 2023.

Stay tuned for themes & summer schedule!

CAMP INFORMATION

Summer Camp 2023 Fast Facts

Half Day CampFull Day Camp

For Age 4

For Rising K-5th Graders

9:30AM - 1:00PM

9:30AM - 3:30PM

Price Per Week**: $200 members / $235 non-members

Price Per Week***: $295 members / $330 non-members


Early drop-off and Adventure Club late pickup available

Half Day program for 3.5-5 year old children operates under the Bright From the Start exemption category #6 which states: Nursery schools, playschools, kindergartens, or other educational programs for children two (2) years through six (6) years of age that operate for no more than four (4) consecutive hours per day.

Full day program for 5 year old and older children operates under Bright From the Start exemption category #7 which states: Day camp programs for children five (5) years and older that are operated between school terms, whose primary purposes is to provide organized recreational, religious, or instructional activities. The day camp programs may operate during summer and other school breaks and shall operate for no more than twelve (12) hours per day.

Early Bird drop off beginning as early as 8:00am $45 for 5 days, available for full day campers only
Adventure Club late pick up until 6:00pm  $70 for 5 days, available for full day campers only

**Four-Day Week (Half Day) – Members: $160, Non-Members: $188
***Four-Day Week (Full Day) – Members: $235, Non-Members: $265

Not a member? Join or renew today to get discounts on camp registration!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

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. 

Each camp has one Creek Day, where there are several water-themed activities planned and campers are allowed to play and explore in the creek. For the creek-themed camps, there are two planned Creek Days. There will be an email sent with specific instructions for what to bring for Creek Day.

Campers should dress for the weather, wearing comfortable summertime clothes and closed-toe shoes. Campers will need to bring a face mask, a snack, a lunch, and a refillable water bottle every day. Please apply sunscreen and bug spray prior to drop off. Please send sunscreen and bug spray if you’d like your child to reapply during the day. There will be an email sent 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. We have one teacher to ten campers for our half day camps. We have one teacher to thirteen campers for our full day camps. All of our camps also have Junior Counselors (teenage assistants).

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 might not be a good fit.

Yes, we will have a limited number of spots available for our Early Bird (from 8:00am) and/or late care (Adventure Club, latest pickup at 6:00 pm). These extended care options incur an additional charge; please see our Fast Facts at the top of the page for current rates.

Please monitor your child’s health from home. Please do not send your child to camp if any persons in the home are sick.

If your child is sick at camp, we will separate them from the group and give you a call or the emergency contact you provide. You will need to come and pick up the child as soon as possible. No refunds will be given due to illness. 

We are no longer requiring masks for campers or staff while inside or outside. If you wish for your child to wear a mask, please be sure to send them to camp with one.

You may obtain a statement from your camp registration account. Log in here to your camp registration account and scroll down the main page. You will find a list of the camps you have registered for and download a statement. 

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

Registration is online only; we accept Debit and Credit (MasterCard, Visa, and Discover). Membership will be verified at the time your registration is processed. 

If you cancel more than two weeks prior to your camp start date, 80% of your registration fee will be refunded to the card you registered with. Inside of two weeks (and during the camp), no refunds will be issued for any reason.

Alternately, your registration fee can be transferred to another camp week during Summer 2022 that has open spots remaining. Your registration fee cannot be transferred to any other school break camp sessions in 2022 or to Summer Camp 2023. You may also choose to donate your camp fee to the Nature Center for a tax-deductible donation.

All registration changes (including cancelations) must be requested in writing via email to camp@dunwoodynature.org. No phone calls, please.

We are no longer requiring masks for campers or staff while inside or outside. If you wish for your child to wear a mask, please be sure to send them to camp with one.

If a camper, Junior Counselor, or staff member is found to be positive for COVID-19, we will inform all members of that camp group of potential exposure. Campers, JCs, and staff that were exposed may attend camp as usual as long as they do not exhibit any COVID symptoms. 

Campers, JCs, and staff that tested positive may return once they have a negative COVID-19 test; five (5) days have passed if they are asymptomatic; or have been fever and fever medication-free for seventy-two (72) hours, or other symptoms have improved and at least ten (10) days have passed since symptoms first appeared. 

We will adjust policies when necessary to follow CDC guidelines for quarantining and other COVID procedures.

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 Behavior Policy 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.

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