The fun returns this summer at Camp Best Friends! This year’s theme, "Camp(us) Best Friends: A University Summer",
will thematically focus on exposing campers to University life! Each week, campers will experience the social, cultural,
and educational aspects that a "University Summer" can offer. From The Quad to Homecoming; Freshman Seminar to Graduation, we are recruiting your camper to our Summer University! 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 37th year, Camp Best Friends has touched the lives of a quarter of a million
Centers of Hope: $35 for Residents per week / $110 for Non-residents per week
Centers of Hope 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:
Dates and Time:
June 4 – July 20
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Adams Park (ages 5-12)
Anthony Flanagan (ages 5-12)
Author Langford (ages 5-12)
Central Park (ages 5-12)
C.T. Martin – Formerly Adamsville (ages 5-18)
Bessie Branham (ages 5 - 12)
Dunbar (ages 5 - 12)
Grove Park (ages 5 - 12)
M.L.. King Jr. (ages 5 - 14)
Peachtree Hills (ages 5 - 14)
Perkerson (ages 5-12)
Pittman Park (ages 5 - 12)
Rosel Fann (ages 5 - 12)
William Walker – Formerly Ben Hill (ages 5 - 12)
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.
Grant Park (Soccer and Tennis Camp | ages 5 - 12)
Washington Park (Swim and Tennis Camp | ages 5 - 12)
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!
South Bend Center for Arts & Culture (ages 5 - 12)
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
Coan Park (ages 6 - 21)
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.
Youth transported weekly from designated centers (ages 8 - 12)
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!
Rev. James Orange
City of Atlanta
Office of Recreation
233 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1700
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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