School Break Camps


School Break Camps are scheduled based on the APS 2023-2024 school calendar.

  • Fall Break Camp: October 9-13, 2023 (Register Now)
  • Winter Break Camp: February 19 -23, 2024
  • Spring Break Camp: April 1 -5, 2024

School Break Camps are offered as in full-week or partial-week options.

  • Full week registration: $295, Before Care $50/wk; After Care: $75/wk
  • Monday – Tuesday: $130, Before Care: $20; After Care: $30
  • Wednesday – Friday: $195, Before Care: $30; After Care $45

Daily Hours

  • Standard Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Before Care: 7:30 – 8:30am
  • After Care: 3:15 – 5:30pm

School Break Camp details are found on the registration page.

A limited number of scholarships for Junior TreeKeeper Camp are available. We’d love your child to join us at camp!
More information and application link is found below under “Scholarships“.

Please email if you have any questions.

Program Details

Camp Resources - Handbook & Forms


Here is a quick list of links to access camp forms and other useful information. 

Any required forms for camp registration are included in the online registration process (with electronic signatures). 

Required Documents and Forms:

Camp Handbook (version 1.15.23)

Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form

Photo Release

DECAL Exemption Acknowledgement

Optional Permission Forms:

Alternate Pick Up Authorization Form

Independent Release Form

Useful Information:

Schedule of Fees

Frequently Asked Questions

Summer Camp Themes

Week 1: Trees in the Forest

We love trees! Trees are what makes a forest, a forest! Campers will discover how trees work, what they provide to the ecosystem, and how they can help humans lead healthier lives.

Week 2: Animals in the Forest

It wouldn’t be a forest without all of the critters! Animals, just like plants, are crucial to the health of the forest. Campers will discover all kinds of wildlife as they pack up their binoculars and magnifying glasses and hit the trails to get a peek at the creatures that make their home in the Urban Forest!

Week 3: Breathe with Trees

Our forests not only require a clean source of air to function, but they also provide it to the rest of the world too! Campers will develop their atmospheric science skills as they learn how the forest produces the air that we breathe, as well as discover how we can do our part to protect our fragile atmosphere here on Earth.

Week 4: Fantastic Forest Fungi

There is so mush-room in our forests for fungi! These unsung heros are constantly hard at work in the woods as waste disposal specialists, communication and nutrient dispersal technicians, and stunning visual artists! Campers will learn about these crucial linchpins of the forest ecosystem as they discover all the ways that fungi help trees, animals, and humanity.

Week 5: Get Dirty: Soil Science

A forest with no soil is no forest at all! Soil cleans our water, feeds our trees, and shelters countless animals. Campers will discover how soil helps trees as well as provides the building blocks for a substantial amount of life here on Earth. Get prepared to get dirty as we tap into the root of our Atlanta Urban Forest!

Week 6: Water in the Forest

All life on Earth needs water to survive! Campers will learn all about this crucial part of a forest as they dip their toes into water conservation, pollution prevention, and water functions in the forest. We may even get a little wet in the process!

Week 7: Urban Forests – Urban Heat Island

Forests can be so vast and complex that entire cities can fit inside of them! This week, campers learn about our role in the Urban Forest ecosystem, as well as what we can do to protect all of the different pieces of this forest puzzle that we are a part of.

Week 8: Breaking Ground – Forest Geology

Would you like to explore ancient, extinct volcanoes or discover some of the oldest mountains on the planet? These geologic marvels (and more) are right here in the forests of Georgia! Campers will take a dive back into the history of our planet as well as a walk into our own backyard forests to find out how the geology of our state and the health of our forests are intertwined.


Trees Atlanta offers a limited number of need-based scholarships: APS/Atlanta Public
School Nominated Scholarship and a Parent/Guardian Nominated Scholarship. Use the
links below to view instructions for qualifications, restrictions, and other eligibility

  • Applications will be open until all available scholarships are awarded. Applications will be reviewed and awarded as they are received.
  • Each scholarship recipient will be awarded with one session of camp.
  • A $25 registration fee is required for each student who is awarded a scholarship in
    order to confirm and reserve a spot for camp.
  • The regular cost for a session of camp is $295, and scholarships may be full or partial. The following reduced rate may apply:
    – Full Scholarship – 100% discount – $25 registration fee due
    – Half Scholarship – 50% discount – $147.50 due
    – Partial Scholarship – 25% discount – $221.25 due


APS/Atlanta Public School Nominated Scholarship

Schools must be invited to participate. Please contact if you are uncertain if your school is eligible or has received an invitation. (APS Schools enrolled in Urban TreeTracker have priority consideration.)

  • Click here to apply.


Parent/Guardian Nominated Scholarship

Any parent or guardian may apply for this scholarship for their child.

  • Click here to apply.


Our scholarships are awarded with the purpose of:

  • Encouraging and enabling greater interest in environmental education, outdoor play, and stewardship of our urban forest.
  • Making outdoor summer camp experiences accessible to more students from diverse communities in Atlanta.


We are grateful for the support from Southwire, Georgia Forestry Foundation, and the generous gifts of donors to Trees Atlanta for making camp scholarships possible.

Camp Staff - Job Opportunities (Paid & Unpaid)

Interested in sharing your love of nature with budding environmental stewards? Join our Camp Staff! We have opportunities available for varying levels of experience, from current high schoolers to experienced professionals. See below for more details.


Camp Counselor

Our Camp Counselors are the backbone of our camp programming. Working with the Camp Lead, the Counselors will guide groups of biking campers up and down the Atlanta BeltLine, teach lessons based in urban ecology, and lead all kinds of crafts and activities to help campers make lasting positive memories and cultivate a sense of appreciation for nature.

Interested applicants can learn more and find instructions for application here.


Camp Intern

Camp Internships are a great opportunity for high school graduates, college students, and budding professionals to develop their environmental education skills! Camp Interns also learn from mentors well-versed in the field and have the chance to add to their professional conservation networks. Duties include supporting Counselors in facilitating daily camp functions, managing a team of Junior Interns, and also having opportunities to try their hand at leading lessons and activities. 

Interested applicants can learn more and find instructions for application here


Junior Intern

The Junior Internship Program is designed specifically for Middle and High School students as an opportunity to develop important leadership skills. Our Junior Interns work directly with campers and assist camp counselors and interns with various daily activities.

If you have been a part of our camp in the past and are now in a higher grade, you may be a perfect candidate to become a Jr. Intern. This volunteer opportunity will teach you basic life skills to go through a hiring process, job skills, and being active in your community.

The Junior Intern Program for Summer 2023 is currently on a waitlist.  Please complete this this Junior Intern Application Form to be added to the waitlist.

Check out other job posts on our Career Opportunities page.

Summer Camp Photos

What a great summer we had! We update Summer Camp schedules and registration in December. Come back for Early Bird Rates! Meanwhile, take a look at these fun moments from Summer Camp!

Junior TreeKeeper Summer Camp 2024

Come back as we update the schedule for Summer Camp 2024!

Early Bird Registration Rates are effective: TBD
Standard Registration Rates apply TDB (or earlier, if fully subscribed)

***As of January 1, 2023, all camp events will be based out of the Trees Atlanta Kendeda TreeHouse located at 825 Warner Street SW, Atlanta.***


We offer fun and energetic ways for youth grades 1 to 6 to learn about their natural world and explore the outdoors. Fall, winter, and spring camps, as well as summer camp, are aligned with Atlanta Public Schools (APS) teacher workdays and school holidays.

During camp, each day is a new adventure! Campers will spend time doing hands-on activities in environmental science, exploring the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, playing games, creating art, and biking each day on the Atlanta BetlLine. It’s fun to make new friends and learn about the importance of our urban forest.

Program Details & Camp Handbook

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