Junior TreeKeeper Summer Camp 2024
Come back as we update the schedule for Summer Camp 2024!
Early Bird Registration open: December 7, 2023 – January 7, 2024
Junior TreeKeeper Camps are based out of the Trees Atlanta Kendeda TreeHouse located at 825 Warner Street SW, Atlanta.
Weekly Summer Camp Sessions offered May 28 – July 31, 2024
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.
School Break Camps
School Break Camps are scheduled based on the APS 2023-2024 school calendar.
- Fall Break Camp: October 9-13, 2023
- 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
- 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“.
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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 12.7.23)
Summer Camp Themes
Session 1 – Tree Trackers: May 28 – 31, 2024 (4-Day Camp)
Explore the incredible world of trees: the cornerstones of a forest! Campers will unravel the mysteries of how trees function, their urban ecosystem contributions, and their impact on human well-being.
Session 2 – A Breath of Fresh Air: June 3 – 7, 2023
Explore the forest’s role as the lungs for the entire planet! Campers will dive into atmospheric science, discovering how our urban forest produces the air we breathe as well as different ways to safeguard our delicate atmosphere.
Session 3 – Beat the Heat (Island): June 10 – 14, 2024
Atlanta gets HOT, and our urban trees are here to help! Campers will explore the science behind urban heat islands, our urban ecosystems, and become community scientists as they take part in a week-long data collection project that highlights the crucial role of urban trees in the fight to beat the heat!
Session 4 – Pollination Nation: June 18 – 21, 2024 (4-Day Camp)
Celebrate Georgia Pollinator Week with Trees Atlanta as we learn about Atlanta’s fuzzy, scaly, furry, crawling, and flying pollinators! Campers will count carpenter bees, bond with butterflies, and hang out with hummingbirds as we discover that our urban trees play a crucial role in providing habitat for our native pollinators.
Session 5 – Soil Safari: June 24 – 28, 2024
Embark on a journey beneath the forest canopy to uncover the secrets of the soil. Campers will become soil scientists, discovering how soil cleans water, nourishes trees, and supports countless creatures. Get ready to dig in and unearth the wonders of the foundation for life on Earth!
Session 6 – Aqua Adventures: July 8 – 12, 2024
Discover the essential role of water in the forest ecosystem. Campers will explore water conservation, pollution prevention, and the importance of water in sustaining life within our forests.
Session 7 – Wildlife Wonders: July 15 – 19, 2024
Embark on a forest safari right here in Atlanta! Campers will become urban wildlife explorers as they observe and learn about the amazing native fauna that call the Urban Forest home.
Session 8 – Roots, Rocks & Ridges: July 22 – 26, 2024
Join us on a geological adventure through the forests of Georgia! Campers will journey back in time to understand the geological marvels that shaped our state’s forests, while discovering the fascinating connections between geology and forest health.
Session 9: End of Summer Bash!: July 29 – 31, 2024 (3-Day Camp)
Campers will spend the last three days of camp having a 3-day party to celebrate the end of Trees Atlanta Junior TreeKeeper Summer Camp! We cordially invite your camper to come back for one last hurrah to see old friends, make new ones, and close out the summer in style! Enjoy a water day in Adair Park, play on the coolest playgrounds in Atlanta, and boogie down with some impromptu dance parties! ***NON-BIKING CAMP: ALL AGE GROUPS***
Trees Atlanta offers a limited number of need-based scholarships. 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.
- Scholarships may be full or partial. The following reduced rate may apply:
– Full Scholarship – 100% discount
– Half Scholarship – 50% discount
– Partial Scholarship – 25% discount
Please see our Schedule of Fees linked in the Camp Resources section of this webpage for current camp rates.
Apply for a Camp 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.
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 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.
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!