We are excited to offer a variety of youth camps for grades 1 – 6 to learn about their natural world and explore the outdoors. Fall, winter, and spring camps are aligned with Atlanta Public School teacher work days and shorter school holidays. The summer camp aligns with the Atlanta Public School break.
During camp, each day is a new adventure! Kids will spend time doing hands-on activities in environmental science, biking along the Atlanta BeltLine, taking field trips to local attractions, and more fun!
Explore the layers of the forest from the forest floor at our feet, the understory above our heads, to the canopy where the sun beats down. We take our binoculars and field journals outside to explore the diverse animal and plant species that need each urban forest layer to thrive.
Play detectives in the urban forest. Put on your thinking caps and solve some mysteries in the forest! Learn how to use clues to identify special plants and trees, race your friends in scavenger hunts, and journey to an old growth forest!
Trailblazers are high-energy and want to exercise their free spirit! We spend maximum time outdoors, including a forest hike. This week is ideal for Trailblazers who prefer more active outdoor play and adventures!
Foresters examine the urban forests that many different plant and animals call home. Each layer of the forest layers supports a healthy urban ecosystem. We’ll collect natural materials for creative art projects and conduct ecology experiments in the TreeHouse.
Citizen Science Week
Did you know Atlanta has one of the densest urban forests in the nation? As Citizen Scientists in our “City in the Forest,” we will identify plants, trees, and animals while collecting data for a citizen science report that Trees Atlanta publishes!
Adventurers travel to green spaces near and far, on bike, on foot, and on a field trip. Get ready for high energy fun and channeling our inner spirit animals as we enjoy a week full of outdoor explorations.
Here is a quick list of links to access camp forms and other useful information. If you have questions about any of our camps, please email email@example.com.
Any required forms for camp registration are included in the online registration process (with electronic signatures).
Required Documents and Forms:
Optional Permission Forms:
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 requirements. Applications received after posted deadlines may not be considered.
APS/Atlanta Public School Nominated Scholarship
Schools must be invited to participate. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are uncertain if your school is eligible or has received an invitation. (APS Schools enrolled in Urban TreeTracker have priority consideration.
Parent/Guardian Nominated Scholarship
Any parent or guardian may apply for this scholarship for their child. Scholarship applications will go live in February.
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 the Kaiser Permanente, the City of Atlanta and the generous gifts of donors for making camp scholarships possible.