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CAMP BEST FRIENDS 2020 PRESENTS:
SUMMER OLYMPICS


The fun returns this summer at Camp Best Friends!  This year’s theme, "Summer Olympics”, will focus on exposing campers to the core values of Olympism: Excellence, Respect and Friendship!  Each week, campers will experience the social, cultural, and educational aspects that The Olympic Games offer.  While discovering the pursuit of excellence, fair play and building friendships, we will be inspiring your camper to become “Faster, Higher and Stronger (Citius, Altius, Fortius)” with our 2020 Summer Olympics! 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 39th 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

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:
June 1, 2020 – July 31, 2020
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Lake Allatoona Dates: June 8 – July 24**

** Lake Allatoona will not host camp during the following weeks: 6/1/20, 6/29/20, 7/27/20

Registration opens in March!

 

Centers of Hope Sites

1. Anthony Flanagan (ages 5-12)
2. Arthur Langford Jr. (ages 5-12)
3. C.T. Martin – Formerly Adamsville (ages 5-18)
4. Bessie Branham (ages 5 - 12)
5. Dunbar (ages 5 - 12)
6. Grove Park (ages 5 - 12)
7. M.L. King Jr. (ages 5 - 12)
8. Peachtree Hills (ages 5 - 12)
9. Perkerson (ages 5-12)
10. Pittman Park (ages 5 - 12)
11. Rosel Fann (ages 5 - 12)
12. Thomasville (ages 5-12)
13. William Walker – Formerly Ben Hill (ages 5 - 12)
14. Zaban (ages 5-8)

 

Specialty Sites

15. C.A. Scott | PrimeTime Senior Camp (ages 55 and up)
16. Coan Park | Therapeutics Camp (6-21)
17. Grant Park | Soccer & Tennis Camp (5-12)
18. Old Adamsville | PrimeTime Camp (ages 55 and up)
19. Rev. James Orange | PrimeTime Camp (ages 55 and up)
20. South Bend | Summer Arts Camp (5-12)
21. Lake Allatoona | Overnight Camp (not visible on map) (8-12)
22. Washington Park | Swim and Tennis Camp (5-12)


Pre-Teen & Teen Sites

23. Adams Park (14-17) - Atlanta Teen Leaders Academy
24. Central Park (13-14) - Atlanta Teen Leaders Academy

 

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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.

 

Sites:

Anthony Flanagan (ages 5-12)
Arthur Langford, Jr. (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 - 12)
Peachtree Hills (ages 5 - 12)
Perkerson (ages 5-12)
Pittman Park (ages 5 - 12)
Rosel Fann (ages 5 - 12)
Thomasville (ages 5-12)
William Walker – Formerly Ben Hill (ages 5 - 12)
Zaban (ages 5-8)

 

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.

Sites:

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 9-week camp is filled on a first come, first served basis!

Site:

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.

Site:

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 center (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!

Sites:

C.A. Scott
Old Adamsville
Rev. James Orange

 

Atlanta Teen Academy: FreeAtlanta Teen Leaders Club Members only

Sites:

Adams Park (14-18) – Teen Academy
Central Park (13-14) – Junior Academy

 

 

Registration opens in March!

 

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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