2013 Summer Camps
Each camp runs from 9am-1pm each day. Camps are for children ages 2-10 years and are 5 days a week. Campers should pack a nut-free lunch, a water bottle and a bag with a change of clothes and/or diapers/wipes clearly labeled with the campers name. A vegetarian healthy snack is provided each day. Campers should wear sunscreen and bug spray every day. Please come to camp ready to play wearing tennis shoes. Campers will get messy so please do not send children in clothes that can not get dirty.
Fort Building Camp (FULL!)
Spend the week learning the art of fort building. Richard Louv talks about fort building in Last Child in the Woods and the connection children get to nature when working in the woods in this way. Children will make shelters/forts in the woods using natural materials, make fairy homes, learn the technique of cobbing to make structures and how to construct a dam. Children will also learn the difference between screws and nails, how to knot a rope and how to create plans to think out fort construction.
Into the Woods Camp
Leave no child inside is a national movement. Nature connections at young ages foster a love and respect of Mother Earth. Children will spend the week in our forest. They will build a dam in the creek, construct fairy houses, harvest our vegetable gardens, keep nature journals, make maps, take listening walks and hike every day. Children will also enjoy indoor activities focused on nature exploration.
Yoga is a wonderful compliment to natural child development – providing children with opportunities to explore their movements and body coordination, develop energy and breath awareness, learn emotional coping skills , and play! This week of camp will include daily themed yoga practices, paired with art and natural play.
Farm to School Camp
Farm to School Camp provides experiential opportunities for children through gardening/harvesting, composting and working with worms, and guerrilla farming (seed throws). Children begin forming food preferences as young as three. Our taste tests – either fresh from the garden or foods made with our harvest – encourage children to think critically about the food we eat and introduces them to the process of seed to plate. Children create their own recipes, perform taste tests and more. A sense of community is established through growing, sharing, and coming together to eat food.
Atlanta BeltLine Camp
June 24th—June 28th
This is a week of celebrating the big ideas of the BeltLine. Children make art for the BeltLine, participate in a Fun Run, create their own Grateful Glutton lantern walk, and get wet at our Old Fourth Ward-inspired splash pads. Children learn the story of the BeltLine and the neighborhoods and places it connects. This is a dedicated time for children to contribute their own big ideas for the city of Atlanta.
HOOP There It Is! Hula Hooping Camp
July 1st-5th (No Camp July 4th)
This week of camp will include daily hula hoop play. Each day the children with learn new hula hoop movements, create hoop games together, and gain inspiration from the circle. This week of camp will include daily themed hoop practices, paired with art and natural play.
Summer Science is an in-depth look at nature through the scientific lens. We invite children to get down and dirty in the creek. They’ll discover and observe small friends living in the creek, filter creek water, and look at different forest findings under a microscope. Children build boats from natural materials to sail in the creek and think about what sinks and floats. They’ll discover the magic of erupting volcanoes, growing crystals, and making tornadoes swirl. Children share ideas and test theories through hands-on experiences.
Atlanta Heroes Camp
July 15th-July 19th
Atlanta is amazing! We will spend the week celebrating the work of Atlanta heroes. We will learn about Trees Atlanta, the Atlanta BeltLine, WonderRoot, Truly Living Well and Living Walls. We will learn about local trees, Atlanta neighborhoods, local art and artists, murals, urban gardens and more.
Kyle Brooks Art Camp
Atlanta’s beloved neo-folk artist Kyle Brooks comes to Turning Sun to work and play with the children in expressing themselves through the power of art. Creativity is supported through multiple hands-on experiences. Children learn how to use authentic art materials, draw and paint, and sing songs in small groups with Kyle. Daily art projects engage children and encourage a sense of freedom to venture beyond the known. They create stories and express emotions. Kyle can make anyone laugh because he’s great at telling jokes.
Kids for Peace Camp
July 29th—August 2nd
Peace begins with you and me. Campers will spend the week learning about peace through songs about peace, creative expression through collaborative and individual art and learn conflict resolution skills. Campers will tie-dye shirts, make peace signs out of natural materials, create mandalas, make their own peace flag and more.
CAMP PRICES & PAYMENT DEADLINES
Camps are $160/week for families enrolled in Turning Sun and $175 for outside families. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration for each camp. If the camp(s) you are attending are in June the remainder of the camp fee is due May 15th. If the camp(s) you are attending are in July the remainder is due June 7th.