2021 Ultimate Guide to Overnight Summer Camps in Georgia, the Southeast and Beyond
Overnight summer camps are a great way for kids to build independence, learn skills and make lasting memories. Now is the time to register – find the perfect fit with our guide to outstanding camps.
Learn more about what makes Atlanta Parent the expert on summer camps by visiting our Camp tab or Camp Expo page. Our camp directory section includes hundreds of camps to choose from with even more helpful information. How will your child make lasting summer memories? Camp registration is underway, so check out these summer overnight camps your kids will love.
[Featured Overnight Camps]
Camp Juliette Low celebrates outdoor living and recreation through fun and instructional programs like archery, horseback riding, canoeing, ropes course, climbing wall, camp-outs, fire building, hiking and backpacking. Campers live in platform tents, where they can enjoy the outdoors, connect with nature, grow in confidence and independence, and form life-long friendships.
Adventure, inspiration, character and confidence building await you in Mentone, Alabama atop beautiful Lookout Mountain where there is a camp community full of fun, friends and adventure. Swing from a zip line, dress in the colors of your tribe, and try activities like archery, horseback riding or canoeing.
Acadia Institute of Oceanography. Seal Harbor, Maine. Explore diverse marine environments in this hands-on ocean science camp for ages 10-18.
Asbury Hills Camp. Cleveland, S.C. Kids ages 10-18 can form new friendships, participate in age-appropriate activities like archery, crafts, and canoeing.
Brandon Hall School Summer Center for Global Youth Leadership
Students unite to find innovative and creative solutions to the most pressing challenges of their generation. Brandon Hall School; June 14-July 1 and July 6-23.
Camp Arrowhead for Boys. Zirconia, N.C. Boys ages 6-15 will cultivate the core values of self-reliance, leadership, outdoor adventure and self-expression.
Camp Blue Ridge. Clayton, Ga. Co-ed camp for ages 6-16, offering 55 elective-style activities in the areas of athletics, aquatics, outdoor adventure and cultural arts.
Camp Dixie. Clayton, Ga. A traditional camp with weekly sessions for children ages 6-15. Traditional camp with sports, art, water activities and more.
Camp Evergreen. Clarkesville, Ga. Wilderness centered with fun programming, daily worship, kid-friendly, biblical teaching, competitions and more for ages 7-14.
Camp Fire Camp Toccoa. Toccoa, Ga. Campers ages 6-17 reconnect with nature in a fun, noncompetitive environment, with horseback, ropes, canoeing, archery and more.
Camp Harrison-YMCA. Boomer, N.C. Kids ages 6-16 will make life-long memories, participate in vespers services, devotions and the study of God’s word.
Camp Juliette Low. Lookout Mountain, Ga. Traditional camping for girls ages 7-17, including outdoor adventure, fun and friends since 1922.
Camp Ocoee-YMCA. Lake Ocoee, Tenn. Traditional Wilderness programs for ages 7-17, with rafting, climbing, mountain biking, campouts and more.
Camp Rockmont for Boys. Black Mountain, N.C. Campers ages 6-17 can experience the wildness of being a boy outside, with a variety of recreational adventures and program activities.
Camp Southern Ground. Fayetteville, Ga. Campers ages 7-17 will experience activities like the confidence ropes course and zip lines, music, arts, sports and more.
Camp Tekoa. Hendersonville, N.C. Packed full of high energy activities for ages 8-17, including boating, swimming, zip lines, the mud pit, slip n’ slide, s’mores and more.
Camp Thunderbird-YMCA, N.C. Greater Charlotte area. Lake Wylie. Activities for ages 6-16 include wake sports, sailing, swimming, horseback riding, sports, crafts and more.
Camp Truett. Hayesville, N.C. Campers ages 7-17 will forge lasting friendships and discover new skills as they dive into a week of adventure.
Camp Westminster. Conyers, Ga. Weekly overnight and day sessions for ages 6-17; wake boarding, horseback riding, sports, crafts, outdoor skills and much more!
Camp Woodmont. Lookout Mountain, Ga. High ropes, horseback, sports, dance, crafts, archery and more for campers ages 6-14.
Deer Run Camps & Retreats. Thompson’s Station, Tenn. One and two-week overnight camps with lake activities, zip lines, climbing tower, paintball, archery range, ax throwing and more.
FACES Camp. Cloudland, Ga. Overnight camp for youth 6-17 with craniofacial differences, featuring outdoor adventures, horseback, canoeing, crafts, rope climbing, and making friends.
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta – All Girl Resident Camps. Cobb, Meriwether and Floyd Counties, Ga. Get in touch with your artistic side, zip line through the air, explore the trails on horseback and learn to sail in the summer sun.
ID Tech Camps. Emory University and Georgia Tech, Atlanta. Courses for ages 7-18 in coding, game development, robotics and design.
Interlochen Summer Arts Camps, Interlochen, Mich. Creative writing, dance, film, music, theater, visual arts and more, including online arts programs, for grades 2-12.
McCallie Summer Academy. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boys in 8th and 9th grade will sharpen their fundamental skills in math, reading and writing while having a blast.
McCallie Summer Camp, Chattanooga, Tenn. Camps for boys of all ages, including space and rocket engineering, summer academy, leadership, soccer, tennis, lacrosse and more.
Riverview Camp for Girls. Mentone, Ala. Enjoy extraordinary experiences every day! Located atop Lookout Mountain; ages 6-16. Traditional program offering more than 15 activities.
Smith Stearns Tennis Academy. Hilton Head S.C. Students ages 8-18 are immersed in tennis training with world-class coaches and other players.
SOAR Summer Adventures. N.C., Fla., Wy., Calif. and International. High-adventure summer camps for youth ages 8-18 with attention issues.
St. Andrews-Sewanee. Sewanee, Tenn. Uniquely themed morning sessions combined with traditional fun camp activities for grades 5-12.
Strong Rock Camp. Cleveland, Ga. Horseback riding, canoeing, archery, riflery, climbing, art, drama and more for ages 6-15.
Summer Academy at UGA. Athens, Ga. Exciting virtual specialty camps, including digital film school, fashion design, engineering, oceanography, and more for ages 11-17.
Valley View Ranch Equestrian Camp. Cloudland, Ga. 600 acres, English and Western, vaulting, barrels and ten miles of trails for girls ages 8-17.
WB Surf Camp. Wrightsville Beach, N.C. Introduces campers ages 10-12 to a variety of ocean activities in a hands-on setting.
WinShape Camps. Cleveland, Cohutta Springs, Mt. Berry and Young Harris. Ga. One- and two-week sessions for ages 7-17; created by the founder of Chick-fil-A.
Woodberry Forest School Summer Camps. Woodberry Forest, Va. Sports and adventure camps for boys including Sports Camp, Woodberry Compass, and sport-specific mini camps.
Special Needs Overnight Camps
FACES Camp. Cloudland, Ga. Overnight camp for youth 6-17 with craniofacial differences. Located on 170 woodland acres, the program features outdoor adventures, horseback, canoeing, crafts, rope climbing, and making friends.
SOAR Summer Adventures. N.C., Fla., Wy., Calif. and International. High-adventure summer camps for youth with attention issues.