2017 Summer Camps List [Gainesville, Ga.]

I have such nostalgia for the summer camps I attended as a child around my hometown of Gainesville, Ga. Summer camps allowed me to play with friends, try out new activities and sports, and also visit local attractions during camp field trips. Summer camps also gave me a place to go while school was out and my parents worked.

Now that I’m helping my husband more and more with his small business, I’ve been scouring the internet for local summer camps to give my Rowdy boys a chance at the summer fun I remember, as well as to allow me the time to assist my husband.

If you have yet to think about summer camps, don’t worry. I’ve put together a list of all the local summer camps I can find. If you’re considering summer camps for your kids, I’d recommend signing up as soon as you figure out your summer schedule, as I know spots can fill up quickly.

Summer Camps near Gainesville, Georgia

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Elachee Nature Center

  • Weekly camps from May 30-July 28 for ages 3-18 ranging from $120-$195 a week. For weekly themes and rates, check out the Elachee Camp Schedule. Full and partial scholarships available. Call 770.535.1976 ext. 222 for more information.

Max Kane Summer Fitness Camps

  •  June 5-9, 9:30 a.m.-noon, ages 5-14, Flowery Branch location, $89 (or $139 for both weeks)
  • June 26-30, 9:30 a.m.-noon, ages 5-14, Gainesville location, $89 (or $139 for both weeks)

ADVANCE Camp

  • June 12-16, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., ages 9-12, Free Chapel main campus, free. In-person registration held May 13 and 15.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier

  • Weekly camp from May 30-July 19, ages 6-18, $180 (entire summer) and discounts for multiple children.
    • Positive Place: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Teen Center: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Walters Club: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Fair Street: 3-6 p.m.
    • Enota: 3-6 p.m.

Quinlan Summer Arts Center

  • Weekly art camps from June 5-July 28 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., for children entering 1st grade and up, $110/$135 (non-members).
  • Pottery Camp: every Friday from 2-5 p.m. for the six weeks of June 9-July 14, ages 11-15, $175/$200.

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Camp Invention

  • June 12-16, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., rising K through 6th grade, Spout Springs School of Enrichment, $225.

PET PALS Summer Camp

  • June 13-17 or July 11-15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 7-9, Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, $185.
  • June 20-24 or July 18-22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 10-12, Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, $185.

Don Carter State Park

  • Junior Ranger Summer Camp: June 19-23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $60.

Gainesville School of Ballet

  • June 5-9 and 12-16, various classes for ages 3 and up.
  • June 19-23 and 26-30, various classes for ages 3 and up.

Gainesville School of Gymnastics

  • Three-days-a-week camps from June 5 to July 24, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 4-11, $80.

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Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club

  • Weekly from June 5-July 21 (except for week of July 4), 9 a.m.- 3p.m., ages 7-12, $145/$175. Registration opening soon.

J.A. Walters YMCA

  • Camp Phoenix:
    • Traditional: weekly from May 30 to Aug. 4, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., rising K through 5th grade, $110/$135.
    • Teen: weekly from May 30 to Aug. 4, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., rising 6th through 8th, $110/$135.
    • LIT (leaders in training): weekly from June 5-30, rising 9th through 10th, $300/$400 for four weeks.
    • Bold/Gold Adventure: July 15-23, 9-day overnight trip to Black Mountain, N.C., grades 6-10, $700/$560/$420 and includes gear and food.
    • Sports:
      • Baseball: June 5-9, grades 1-8, $110/$165.
      • Golf: June 12-16, grades 1-8, $110/$160.
      • Soccer: June 19-23, grades 1-8, $110/$165.
      • Fishing: June 26-30, grades 1-8, $110/$160.
      • YMCA Ninja Warrior: July 3-7, grades 3-8, $110/$160.
      • Bowling: July 10-14, grades 4-8, $165/$200.
      • Basketball: July 17-21, grades 1-8, $110/$165.
      • Flag Football: July 24-28, grades 1-8, $110/$165.
      • Cheernastics: July 24-28, grades 1-8, $110/$160.
    • Specialty:
      • Zoology: June 5-9, grades 1-8, $165/$250.
      • EFK-Minecraft Time Travel: June 12-16, grades 3-8, $195/$295.
      • Abrakadoodle: June 19-23, grades 1-8, $165/$250.
      • Aquatics: June 26-30, grades 1-8, $165/$250.
      • Grossology: July 3-7, grades 1-8, $165/$250.
      • Girl Power: July 3-7, grades 1-8, $165/$250.
      • EFK-Minecraft Redstone Medieval: July 10-14, grades 3-8, $195/$295.
      • Dance/Explore the World: July 10-14, grades 2-8, $165/$250.
      • Theater: July 17-21, grades 1-8, $165/$250.
      • Cooking: July 24-28, grades 1-8, $165/$250.
  • Camp Sunshine: weekly from May 30 to Aug. 4, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ages 3-4, 5 days/week $45/$60, 3 days/week $25/$40.

Gainesville Park and Rec

  • Kid’s on the Go Travel Camp: May 22-26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., ages 6-12, Civic Center, $150/$200.
  • Horizon Camp: May 22-26, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., ages 6-12, Martha Hope Cabin, $65/$90.
  • Discovery Day Camp: weekly from May 30-Aug. 14, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., ages 6-12, Gainesville Middle School, $80/$110.
  • Baseball Camp: May 30-June 2, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 5-14, City Park, $85/$115.
  • Softball Camp: June 5-8, 10 a.m.-noon, ages 5-14, Gainesville High School, $80/$110.
  • Baton Camp: June 5-9, 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m., ages 4-18, Gainesville Middle School, $75/$100.
  • Vet Camp: June 5-9 or June 26-30 or July 10-14, 8:30 a.m.-noon, ages 6-12, Civic Center, $100/$135.
  • Adrenaline Camp: June 12-16, 8:30 a.m.-noon, ages 8-12, Civic Center, $125/$170.
  • Arcade Camp: June 12-16, 12:30-4:30 p.m., ages 6-12, Civic Center, $125/$170.
  • Lacrosse Camp: June 13-17, 10 a.m.-noon, ages 4-15, Gainesville Middle School, $65/$90.
  • Paint & Party Camp: June 19-23, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 9-12, Civic Center, $135/$180.
  • Soccer Camp: June 19-23, 10 a.m.-noon, ages 4-10, Gainesville Middle School, $65/$90.
  • Chef Camp: June 26-30, 8:30 a.m.-noon or July 10-14, 12:30-4:30 p.m., ages 6-12, Civic Center, $90/$120.
  • Pee Wee Sports Camp: June 26-30, 10 a.m.-noon, ages 4-5, City Park, $35/$50.
  • Jr. Lifeguard Camp: July 10-14 or July 24-28, noon-5:30 p.m., ages 10-15, Frances Meadows, $90/$120.
  • Cheer Camp: July 17-19, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 5-11, Gainesville School Gym, $75/$100.
  • Fit 4 Fun Camp: July 17-21, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ages 10-15, Frances Meadows, $90/$120.
  • Volleyball Camp: July 17-21, 10 a.m.-noon, ages 9-14, Gainesville High School, $65/$90.
  • Camp Kazoo: July 17-21 or July 24-28, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., ages 6-12, Martha Hope Cabin, $65/$90.
  • Summer’s End Travel Camp: July 17-21, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., ages 6-12, Civic Center, $150/$200.
  • Air & Space Camp: July 24-28, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., ages 6-12, Civic Center, $125/$170.
  • Minecraft EDU–Travel Into the Future: (Partnering with Engineering for Kids) July 24-27, 9 a.m.-noon, Civic Center, $185/$245.

Lakeview Academy Camp

  • June 5-9:
    • Day Camp: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., rising K through 5th grade, $250.
    • Video Game Maker: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., rising 3rd through 8th grade, $300.
    • Boys Baseball Camp: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rising K through 5th grade, $150.
    • Dr. Seuss Camp: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ages 3-4, $150.
    • Pirates and Princesses: 1-5 p.m., ages 3-4, $150.
  • June 12-16:
    • Boys Basketball: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rising 4th through 8th grade, $150.
    • Fun in the Sun: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rising 1st through 5th grade, $150.
    • Peewee Soccer: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rising K through 2nd grade, $150.
    • Princess Camp: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rising K through 2nd grade, $150.
    • Rainbow Fish Arts and Crafts: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rising K through 5th grade, $150.
    • Study Like a Rockstar: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rising 4th through 6th grade, $150.
    • Summer Smarts: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ages 3-4, $150.
    • Wake Up & Play Field Day: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rising K through 5th grade, $150.
    • You Choose Technology Camp I: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rising 4th through 6th grade, $150.
    • Animal Tales: 1-5 p.m., ages 3-4, $150.
    • Fun with Ceramics: 1-5 p.m., rising K through 5th grade, $150.
    • Lindler’s LEGO Extravaganza I: 1-5 p.m., rising K through 3rd grade, $150.
    • Robotics Camp I: 1-5 p.m., rising 4th through 6th grade, $150.
  • June 19-23:
    • Chess Camp: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rising 1st through 8th grade, $300.
    • Imagination Station: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ages 3-4, $150.
    • Mini Cheerleader Camp: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rising 1st through 8th grade, $150.
    • Coed Soccer Camp: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rising K through 5th grade, $150.
    • Wake Up & Play Field Day: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rising K through 5th grade, $150.
    • You Choose Technology Camp II: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rising 4th through 6th grade, $150.
    • It’s a Small World: 1-5 p.m., ages 3-4, $150.
    • Robotics Camp II: 1-5 p.m., rising 4th through 6th grade, $150.
    • Study Like a Rockstar: June 12-16, 1-5 p.m., rising 4th through 6th grade, $150.
    • Chess Camp: June 12-16, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rising 1st through 8th grade, $150.
  • June 26-30:
    • Day Camp–Where the Magic of Summer Begins: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., rising K through 5th grade, $250.
    • Fun & Fitness Adventures: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ages 3-4, $150.
    • Girls Vollyeball: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rising 2nd through 8th grade, $150.
    • Science in Art: 1-5 p.m., ages 3-4, $150.
  • July 10-14:
    • Coed Peewee Basketball: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rising 1st through 4th grade, $150.
  • July 17-21:
    • Football Camp: 4-6 p.m., rising 4th through 7th grade, $50.

 

Do you know of any other great summer camps near Gainesville, Georgia? Please share!

2 Responses to “2017 Summer Camps List [Gainesville, Ga.]”

  1. Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier is offering 8 weeks of Summer Camp for $180. The one-time fee covers the entire camp with the exception of some field trips. Attendees are served breakfast, lunch, and a snack and will engage in innovative programs designed to help them achieve academic success, good character & citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. Please see the website for more dates and registration information.

    Dates: May 30 – July 14

    Space is limited so sign up today!

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