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CAMP BEST FRIENDS 2019: I love the 90's

The fun returns this summer at Camp Best Friends! This year’s theme, "I Love The 90’s”, will focus on exposing campers to a summer dedicated to a decade of retro fun! Each week, campers will experience the social, cultural, and educational aspects that “The 90’s" offered. From Music to Literature; Fashion to Choreography, we are taking your camper back to The 90’s! 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 38th year, Camp Best Friends has touched the lives of a quarter of a million Atlanta youth, teens and seniors.

 
Centers of Hope: $35 for Residents per week / $110 for Non-residents per week
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.

Dates and Time:
June 3, 2019 – August 2, 2019
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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Centers of Hope Sites
1. Anthony Flanagan (5-12)
2. Arthur Langford Jr. (5-12)
3. Bessie Branham (5-12)
4. Dunbar (5-12)
5. Grove Park (5-12)
6. M. L. King Jr. (5-12)
7. C.T. Martin (5-18)
8. Peachtree Hills (5-12)
9. Perkerson (5-12)
10. Pittman Park (5-12)
11. Zaban (8-12)
12. Rosel Fann (5-12)
13. William Walker (5-12)
 
Specialty Sites
14. C.A. Scott | PrimeTime Camp (ages 55 and up)
15. Coan Park | Therapeutics Camp (6-21)
16. Grant Park | Soccer and Tennis Camp (5-12)
17. Old Adamsville | PrimeTime Camp (ages 55 and up)
18. Rev. James Orange | PrimeTime Camp (ages 55 and up)
19. South Bend | Arts Camp (5-12)
20. Lake Allatoona | Overnight Camp (8-12)
21. Washington Park | Swim and Tennis Camp (5-12)
 
Pre-Teen & Teen Sites
22. Adams Park (14-17) - Atlanta Teen Leaders Academy
23. Central Park (13-14) - Atlanta Teen Leaders Academy
 
Partner Sites
24. Anderson Park PAL (Police Athletic League)
25. AD Williams PAL (Police Athletic League)

 

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Athletic Camps: $65 for Residents per week / $110 for Non-residents per week
Choose from a variety of athletic camps at various skill levels. Experienced instructors, coaches and college athletes provide guidance according to individual need.

Ages 5 – 12
Locations: Washington Aquatic Center (Swim and Tennis Camp) & Grant Park (Soccer and Tennis Camp)
Program Dates: Jun. 3 – Aug. 2, 2019
Days & Hours: Mon. – Fri. / 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration Fees: Residents $65 per week, Non-residents $110 per week
 
The Summer Arts Camp: $35 for Residents per week / $110 for Non-residents per week
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
Locations: South Bend Center for Arts & Culture
Program Dates: Jun. 3 – Aug. 2, 2019
Days & Hours: Mon. – Fri. / 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration Fees: Residents $65 per week, Non-residents $110 per week
 
Therapeutics: $35 for Residents per week / $110 for Non-residents per week
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. All campers must participate in an interview.
Ages 6 – 21
Location: Coan Park
Program Dates: Jun. 3 – Aug. 2, 2019
Days & Hours: Mon. – Fri. / 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration Fees: Residents $35.00 per week, Non-Residents $110.00 per week
 
Overnight Camp: $80 for Residents per week / $135 for Non-Residents per week
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 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. 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 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. Youth transported weekly from Central Park Recreation Center. The bus departs weekly; Monday mornings at 7:30 a.m. after breakfast is served.
Ages 8 – 12
Location: Lake Allatoona Campground
Program Dates: June 10 – August 2, 2019
Days & Hours: 8:00 a.m. Monday morning departure – 3:00 p.m. Friday afternoon return (Please note the participants stay onsite for the entire week)
Registration Fees: Residents $80 per week, Non-residents $135 per week
 
Prime Time Senior Camp: Free – Residents only
If you think summer camps have an age limit, think again! Atlanta Residents ages 55 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: 55+
Locations: C.A. Scott, Old Adamsville, Rev. James Orange
Program Dates: Jun. 3 – Aug. 2, 2019
Days & Hours: Mon. – Fri. / 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration Fees: Residents Only, No fee for enrollment


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Contact Information

City of Atlanta
Office of Recreation
233 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1700
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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

 

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