Deer Run Camps & Retreats

Overnight summer camp is 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 under way, so check out these summer overnight camps your kids will love.

[Featured Overnight Camps] 

Riverview Camp for Girls

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.

Deer Run Camps & Retreats

Unplug and connect with others to form deeper friendships. Campers are encouraged, discover strengths, complete challenges, and create life-long memories — whether it be canoeing on Spring Valley Lake, zooming across the valley on the zip line adventures, laughing on the giant swing, playing group games, learning a new skill, or simply enjoying meals or cabin time together.

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta’s Summer Camps

Spend your summer trying new activities like horseback riding, ziplining, paddle boarding, or conducting scientific experiments in the great outdoors. Make incredible memories with awesome new friends, and much more.

Camp Juliette Low

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.

Cub Creek Science Camp

Imagine a camp that has an interactive zoo with over 300 animals, a 6-element ropes course with ziplining and climbing walls, and over 100 activities ranging from hands-on science to culinary. Campers can spend their day exploring their interests while making lasting friendships and memories.

Valley View Ranch Equestrian Camp

Each camper at Valley View Ranch gets her very own horse to care for and ride for the duration of her stay. Girls gain responsibility and independence as they also learn to groom, tack and clean stalls for their own equine companion.

Overnight camps listed below by State:

Georgia Overnight Camps
Alabama Overnight Camps
Florida Overnight Camps
Mississipi Overnight Camps
North Carolina Overnight Camps
South Carolina Overnight Camps
Tennessee Overnight Camps
Beyond the South Overnight Camps
Special Needs Overnight Camps

Alabama Overnight Camps

Camp Cosby-YMCA. Alpine. Over 20 activities: horseback riding, minibikes, archery, tubing, wakeboarding, the blob, and Alpine tower.

Riverview Camp for Girls. Mentone. Enjoy extraordinary experiences everyday! Located atop Lookout Mountain. Traditional program offering more than 25 activities.

Florida Overnight Camps

SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Adventure Camps. Orlando and Tampa Bay. Amazing up-close animal encounters from belugas to giraffes, plus everything the parks have to offer.

Georgia Overnight Camps 

Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education. Atlanta. Intensive resident courses available to intermediate and advance students in ballet, jazz, modern and contemporary.

Atlanta Workshop Players Summer Performing Arts Camp. Oglethorpe University. Make movies, earn IMDB credits and perform in live variety show.

Camp Blue Ridge. Mountain City. 55 elective-style activities in the areas of athletics, aquatics, outdoor adventure and cultural arts.

Camp Chehaw. Albany. Outdoor activities like canoeing, archery, nature hikes and survival skills.

Camp Dixie. Clayton. Traditional camp with sports, water activities, arts and more.

Camp Fire Camp Toccoa. Toccoa. Campers reconnect with nature in a fun, noncompetitive environment.

Camp Juliette Low. Lookout Mountain. Traditional camping and outdoor adventure, fun and friends since 1922.

Camp Masterchef. Rabun Gap. Themed programming that includes special competitions, hands-on cooking lessons and outdoor sports.

Camp Southern Ground. Fayetteville. Helps children recognize their gifts and learn how to care for themselves and one another.

Camp Woodmont. Lookout Mountain. High ropes, horseback, sports, dance, crafts, archery and more!

Cohutta Springs Youth Camp. Crandall. Archery, basketball, biking, canoeing, creative arts, drama, golf, gymnastics, horsemanship, nature, rock climbing, sports, videography, water sports.

Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Atlanta. Through Oglethorpe University with elective clubs, team building, special events, room and board.

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta – All Girl Resident Camps. Cobb, Meriwether and Floyd Counties. 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.

Glisson Camp & Retreat Center. Dahlonega. A safe and fun space to focus on forming faith and friendships this summer.

ID Tech Camps. Emory University. Build apps, design video games, build websites, robots, print 3D models and more.

Linda’s Riding School. Conyers. Each camper has their own horse for the entire session, covered arena, trails and lessons daily.

Sports Broadcasting Camp. Atlanta. Learn from the pros. Make reporting, play-by-play and sports anchor tapes. Meet celebrities and more.

Strong Rock Camp. Cleveland. Horseback riding, canoeing, archery, riflery, climbing, art, drama and more.

Summer Academy at UGA. Athens. Summer Academy with specialty overnight or day camps and Pre-College Summer Programs for rising high school juniors and seniors.

Summer Family Adventure at Callaway Resort and Garden. Pine Mountain. Connect with family in a beautiful natural environment. Enjoy hours of fun on Robin Lake Beach.

Valley View Ranch Equestrian Camp. Cloudland. 600 acres, English and Western, vaulting, barrels and ten miles of trails.

Wake Lanier. Lake Lanier. Provides wakeboard lessons and wakesurf lessons to riders of all ages and skill levels.

WinShape Camps. Cleveland, Cohutta Springs, Mt. Berry and Young Harris. We’re paying 50 percent for first-time campers to experience the summer of a lifetime! Created by the founder of Chick-fil-A.

Camp Westminster. Conyers. Wakeboarding, horseback riding, climbing tower, paintball, sports, crafts, outdoor skills and more.

In the City Camp, Jewish Tween Camp. One-week sessions with overnight trips to area Jewish Camps. Traditional program and Business Entrepreneurship. Intown Atlanta and Sandy Springs.

North Carolina Overnight Camps

Camp Cedar Cliff. Asheville. Christ-centered camp with traditional summer camp activities.

Camp Rockmont for Boys. Black Mountain. Variety of recreational adventures and program activities.

Camp Tekoa. Hendersonville. Packed full of high energy activities including boating, swimming, zip lines, the mud pit, slip n’ slide, s’mores and more.

Duke Summer Camps. Durham. Action Science Camp for Young Women. Girls, grades 5-7; Young Writers Camp.

Keystone Camp. Brevard. Overnight, all-girls summer camp.

Skyland Camp for Girls. Clyde. Horseback riding, musical theater, tennis, archery, crafts and more. Skyland campers learn sportsmanship and the importance of teamwork, confidence, self-expression and leadership skills.

WB Surf Camp. Wrightsville Beach. Introduces campers to a variety of ocean activities in a hands-on setting.

South Carolina Overnight Camps  

Asbury Hills Camp. Cleveland. Form new friendships, participate in age-appropriate activities like archery, crafts, and canoeing.

Camp Chatuga. Mountain Rest. Second-generation, family owned and ACA-accredited.

Camp Greenville-YMCA. Cleveland. Traditional, adventure, wilderness and leadership programs for young people.

Camp Thunderbird-YMCA. Lake Wylie. Activities include: wake sports, sailing, swimming, horseback riding, sports, crafts and more.

Smith Stearns Tennis Academy. Hilton Head. Offers summer camps that provide each student with the opportunity to train with the best world class coaches and other students who have similar goals.

Tennessee Overnight Camps

Baylor Summers. Chattanooga. Residential camps specializing in sports, boarding school, outdoors, reading/ writing and business.

Camp BizSmart. Chattanooga. Aspiring young entrepreneurs acquire valuable skills by solving actual business problems from the CEO’s of hot Silicon Valley companies.

Camp MaryMount. Nashville. Campers develop new friendships and learn to work and play effectively as a group.

Camp Ocoee-YMCA. Lake Ocoee. Traditional Wilderness program ages 7-15, Teen Leadership Program ages 16-17.

Cedar Lake Camp. Livingston. Fun activities such as swimming, canoeing, hiking, archery, shooting BB guns, zip line and more.

Deer Run Camps & Retreats. Thompson’s Station. Zip line adventures, giant swing, climbing tower, paintball, archery, lake activities, small group Bible study, nightly speaker, worship.

Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Townsend. Summer youth adventures create space for discovery, personal development and opportunities to unplug and explore.

Ninja Fest Summer Gymnastics Camp. Crossville. Gymnasts of all ages learn skills with training balanced by lake activities, ropes courses, and other camp activities.

Beyond the South Overnight Camps  

Acadia Institute of Oceanography. Seal Harbor, Maine. Explore diverse marine environments in this hands-on ocean science camp.

Animal Camp-Cub Creek Science Camp. Rolla, Mo. A Junior Vet program plus 100 more activity choices, including zip line, climbing walls, pottery, archery, and more.

Special Needs Overnight Camps  

Camp Barney Medintz. Cleveland, Ga. Jewish culture camp that offers the Chalutzim (Pioneers) Program for campers with special needs.

Camp Dream. Warm Springs, Ga. Where disabilities disappear. all disabilities, ages and income levels accepted.

Camp Journey. Fort Yargo, Winder, Ga. For those with moderate, mild, and HFA/Asperger’s syndrome.

Camp Lee Mar. Lackawaxen, Pa. Mild to moderate developmental challenges, features traditional camp activities, plus academics, vocational preparation, speech and language therapy.

Camp Living Wonders. Clarkesville, Ga. The Southeast’s only Jewish residential camp and intentional community built to empower people with developmental disabilities.

Camp New Hope. Eatonton, Ga. Rock Eagle 4-H Center. An awesome one-week overnight camp for kids with Sickle Cell Anemia.

Camp Sparrowwood. Dahlonega, Ga. Nature activities, cookouts, crafts, games, horseback riding, swimming.

Camp Twin Lakes. Rutledge, Winder and Warm Springs, Ga. Traditional camp with swimming, sports, nature activities, canoeing, archery for campers with a variety of medical disabilities and other life challenges.

Landmark School Summer Programs. Prides Crossing, Mass. Offers academic skill development and activities for students with language-based learning disabilities.

SOAR. N.C., Fla., Wy., Calif. and International. High-adventure summer camps for youth with learning differences.

Talisman Programs. Zirconia, N.C. Summer camp for youth with high-functioning autism, ADHD, or LDs. Increase social competence, make friends, have fun!


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