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City of Atlanta
55 Trinity Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

For more information, please email:
CampBestFriends@atlantaga.gov

Samantha - Nicole Terry 
Program Director 
Tel: 404.546.6881
Fax: 404.5469498
snterry@atlantaga.gov

 

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Camp Best Friends 2015

Theme: The Great Outdoors

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Smell the fresh air! Camp Best Friends is heading outdoors to experience nature in its purest form. This year’s camp will thematically focus on introducing campers to the wonders, ideas and fun that can be discovered while in “The Great Outdoors.” The Department of Parks and Recreation understands the importance of blending education with play to provide an enriching environment and works to maintain that connection throughout the summer break. Now in its 34th year, Camp Best Friends has touched the lives of a quarter of a million Atlanta youth.
*For financial assistance for any Department of Parks and Recreation program, please contact respective recreational and cultural centers

CENTERS OF HOPE CAMPS
From the moment campers arrive each day, service leader interns guide them in activities developed around the five (5) Centers of Hope Pillars: Academic Enrichment, Health & Fitness; Character & Leadership Development, Technology and Community. These experiences are achieved through integrated reading, sports, creative writing, games, drama, music, dance, arts and crafts, physical fitness and outdoor adventure.

Ages: 5 – 12
Locations: Adams Park, Adamsville, Ben Hill, Bessie Branham, Central Park (Recreation, Cheer and Dance), Dunbar, Grove Park, M.L. King, Pittman, Peachtree Hills, Rosel Fann and Thomasville
Program Dates: Jun. 1 - Jul. 25, 2015
Days & Hours: Mon. - Fri. / 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration Fees: Residents $35 per week, Non-resident $110 per week

Ages: 11 - 17
Locations: Adams Park, Adamsville, Pittman Park and Thomasville
Program Dates: Jun. 1 - Jul. 25, 2015
Days & Hours: Mon. - Fri. / 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration Fees: Residents $35 per week, Non-resident $110 per week


SUMMER ARTS CAMP
The Summer Arts Camp provides cultural experiences and academic enrichment opportunities that contribute to individual growth and achievement. Each participant receives performing and visual arts classes led by professional artists or arts organizations. This 8-week camp is filled on a first come, first served basis!

Ages: 5 – 12
Location: South Bend Center for Art and Culture
Program Dates: Jun. 1 - Jul. 25, 2015
Days & Hours: Mon. - Fri. / 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration Fees: Residents $35 per week, Non – Resident $110 per week


OVERNIGHT CAMP
Spend a week at our wildness camp on the shore of Lake Allatoona. Campers can explore the many natural wonders in and around camp including nature trails, animal tracks, birds and trees all while engaging in environmental education, competitions, swimming, boating, hiking, and more. From time around the campfire to jumping in the lake, this is an opportunity your child should not miss.
The bus departs weekly; Monday mornings at 7:30 am after breakfast is served:
Week 1: Peachtree Hills and Coan Park Recreation Center
Week 2: Adamsville and Coan Park Recreation Center
Week 3: M.L. King Jr. and Coan Park Recreation Center
Week 4: Ben Hill and Coan Park Recreation Center
Week 5: Thomasville and Coan Park Recreation Center
Week 6: Rosel Fann and Coan Park Recreation Center
Week 7: Dunbar and Coan Park Recreation Center
Week 8: Bessie Branham and Coan Park Recreation Center

Ages: 8 – 12
Program Dates: Mon. - Fri. / 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Days & Hours: 8:00 am Monday morning departure- 3:00 pm Friday afternoon return (Please note the participants stay onsite for the entire week)
Registration Fees: Residents $80 per week, Non Residents $135 per week


SWIM AND TENNIS CAMP
Washington Park has it all! We take all of the great things about our Camp Best Friends program and then add swimming and tennis lessons. Learn the butterfly stroke in the pool and a follow through on the tennis court.

Ages: 5 – 12
Location: Washington Natatorium
Program Dates: Jun. 1 - Jul. 25, 2015
Days & Hours: Mon. - Fri. / 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration Fees: Residents $65 per week, Non-residents $110 per week


THERAPEUTICS CAMP
Coan Park Therapeutics Summer Program provides participants with special needs a variety of adapted recreational activities, visual arts and swimming. Campers enrolled in the program will also have access to occupational therapy, speech therapy and hippotherapy.

Ages: 5 – 21
Location: Coan Park
Program Dates: Jun. 1 - Jul. 25, 2015
Days & Hours: Mon. - Fri. / 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration Fees: Residents $35 per week, Non-residents $110 per week


SOCCER AND TENNIS CAMP
Perfect for young tennis and soccer players, our half soccer, half tennis camp gives your child the best of both worlds! Campers will learn team building techniques to use on the and off the field/court. Instructors teach the basic and advanced techniques of soccer, including dribbling, passing, receiving and shooting. We introduce tennis to children with fun-filled on-court activities to fit their age and ability. We keep both sports fun and lively with mini tournaments and other engaging activities. Your child will come home happy, tired and ready for more the next day!

Ages: 5 – 12
Location: Grant Park
Dates: Jun. 1 - Jul. 25, 2015
Days & Hours: Mon. - Fri. / 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration Fees: Residents $65 per week, Non-residents $110 per week

ALL-STAR SPORTS CAMP
Get ready for some fun this summer at Morningside! We will fill the day with your campers favorite sports activities – kickball, basketball, flag football, tennis, disc golf, Frisbee and more! These activities are paired with swimming and integrated reading building the perfect all-star athlete!

Ages: 5 – 12
Location: Morningside
Dates: Jun. 1 - Jul. 25, 2015
Days & Hours: Mon. - Fri. / 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration Fees: Residents $65 per week, Non-residents $110 per week

ATLANTA TEEN LEADERS (ATL) SUMMER OF SERVICE LEARNING (SSL)
The City of Atlanta Teen Leaders Summer of Service Learning offers teens ages 14-18(Rising 9th - 12th graders) the opportunity to become involved in their community through leadership training all while having fun and creating new memories!

Ages 14-18 (Rising 9th - 12th graders)
Locations: Collier Park*, Perkerson, Zaban and James Orange
Program Dates: Jun. 1 - Jul. 25, 2015
Days & Hours: Mon. - Fri. / 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration Fees: Residents Only | No fee for enrollment
Application Deadline: May 5, 2015
*In conjunction with Future Seekers.
**Youth not enrolled through Atlanta Workforce Development are eligible to receive community service hours towards graduation requirements. Applications must be completed for admittance in program.


PRIME TIME SENIOR CAMP
If you think summer camps have an age limit, think again! Atlantans ages 50 and older can join in on the Camp Best Friends fun as well. Join us this summer for arts & crafts, music & dance, technology, table games, fitness & wellness and trips!

Ages 50+
Locations: Butler Park Recreation Center, C.A. Scott Recreation Center & Old Adamsville Recreation Center
Program Dates: Jun. 1 - Jul. 25, 2015
Days & Hours: Mon.- Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration Fees: Residents Only | No fee for enrollment

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