Summer Camps Explore New Worlds, Careers

By Candace Morrow Contributing Writer | 5/31/2013, 6 a.m.
Schools out, but educational fun is still in.

Schools out, but educational fun is still in.

This summer offers camp options to match any kid’s physical needs, career interests or intellectual curiosity.

The Atlanta Voice searched all compass points of the city to inform you about some of the most engaging camps to keep youth active throughout the summer months.

Here’s our roundup of free and affordable camps worth exploring during summer 2013:

Big Thinkers Summer Camp: Make scientific discoveries through innovative experiments and outdoor activities during this themed day camp adventure. Held in various locations around the city, the camp introduces young scientists to the world of robotics, engineering and mechanics in fun, interactive ways. Cost: Price varies depending on location. For more information, visit www.big-thinkers.com or call 678-392-1500.

Camp Best Friends: Hosted by the City of Atlanta’s Office of Recreation, Camp Best Friends is a 30-year-old program providing a series of day, specialty, partnership and service-learning camps. Daily activities include swimming, tennis, arts and crafts, creative writing, martial arts, dance and science. Cost: $35 per week for Atlanta residences/$110 for non-residences. For more information, visit http://www.atlantaga.gov/index.aspx?page=298 or call 404-624-0697.

Camp Breathe Easy: A camp for kids with asthma, this six-day, five-night experience in Rutledge, Ga., offers youth a fun-filled educational experience under the guidance of doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists. In partnership with Camp Twin Lakes and the American Lung Association, the program builds independence and confidence in youth while teaching them preventive measures to asthma attacks. Cost: Price varies depending on income. For more information, visit www.campbreatheeasy.org or call 770-434-5864.