2023 Ultimate Guide to Overnight Summer Camps in Georgia, the Southeast and Beyond
Make lasting summer memories! Overnight summer camps are a great way for kids to build independence, learn skills and make lasting memories. Now is the time to register – check out these summer overnight camps your kids will love.
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Hollymont Christian Camp for Girls is located in the Northeast Georgia mountains, offering a wide variety of skill activities and high adventures to girls ages 6-15. Sports and exciting outdoor activities are balanced with artistic offerings and leadership opportunities. The skill instruction, exciting evening events and friendly Christian atmosphere help campers discover more about themselves, fostering greater self-esteem.
Camp Juliette Low celebrates outdoor living and recreation through fun programs like archery, horseback riding, canoeing, rock climbing, fire building, and hiking. CJL campers enjoy the outdoors, grow in confidence, and form life-long friendships. Counselors provide a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment for girls to grow and thrive. One-week, two-week and mini-sessions available for girls ages 8-15. Cloudland, Ga.
Grammy Award-winning artist Zac Brown founded Camp Southern Ground with the purpose of getting kids outside in an inclusive, tech-free environment where kindness, community, and the celebration of differences are foundations. From day one, campers make connections; harvest and eat food from an on-site organic garden; learn and develop life skills like swimming, cooking, archery, and more.
Deer Run offers premier overnight camps for preteens and youth to experience “Deeper Faith. Stronger Relationships. Greater Adventures.” One-week camps for completed grades 3 to 10 and two-week for completed grades 6-10. During June and July, the 150-acre valley comes alive with campers participating in outdoor adventures, unplugging from electronics, and connecting with each other and staff.
Unlike a traditional summer camp, SOAR serves youth and young adults ages 8-18 with learning and attention challenges. SOAR’s camps are outdoor-adventure based where campers experience a variety of activities such as surfing, llama trekking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding and canoeing. These experiences empower campers to overcome challenges and relate them to other aspects of their lives.
Smith Stearns Tennis Academy immerses students in intense tennis training during the important summer months. At elite junior camp, students train with world-class coaches and other top-notch players who have similar goals. Smith Stearns helps build a strong foundation of tennis skills that improve students’ competitive edge, whether for a high school team, for tournament play, or for college preparation.
Summer Fun, Lifetime Memories, Eternal Values. Located in the mountains of Southeast Tennessee, Camp Ocoee has been providing children with wilderness adventures since 1923. One-week sessions for boys and girls ages 7-16. Strong Christian environment. Activities include canoeing, kayaking, archery, slingshot range, V-swing, zip line, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, kayaking, mountain biking and many more.
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Asbury Hills Camp. Cleveland, S.C. Kids ages 7-17 can form new friendships, participate in age-appropriate activities like archery, crafts, and canoeing.
Athens Y Camp for Boys/Camp Chatooga for Girls. Tallulah Falls, Ga. Christian camp for boys and girls All sports, zip line, lake activities and more.
Brandon Hall School Summer Programs. Atlanta. Summer camps, academic summer school and leadership events for middle and high school students. Boarding and day camp options.
Camp Arrowhead for Boys. Zirconia, N.C. Boys ages 6-15 cultivate the core values of self-reliance, leadership, outdoor adventure and self-expression.
Camp Blue Ridge. Clayton, Ga. Co-ed camp for ages 5-16, offering 50+ activities in the areas of athletics, aquatics, outdoor adventure and the arts.
Camp Cedar Cliff. Asheville, N.C. Co-ed sessions for rising 2nd-10th grade; archery, swimming, zip line, ropes courses, white water rafting, Bible studies and more.
Camp Evergreen. Clarkesville, Ga. Traditional camp in a Christian setting; Rising 12nd-9th grade campers build self-confidence and strong relationships with others and with God.
Camp Hollymont for Girls. Rabun Gap, Ga. A variety of skill activities and high adventures for girls ages 6-15; sports, outdoor activities, artistic offerings and leadership opportunities.
Camp Juliette Low. Lookout Mountain, Ga. Traditional camping for girls ages 8-15, including outdoor adventure, fun and friends since 1922.
Camp Rockmont for Boys. Black Mountain, N.C. Campers ages 6-17 can experience age-progressive programming. As your son grows, so will his camp experience.
Camp Southern Ground. Fayetteville, Ga. Campers ages 7-17 will experience confidence ropes course and zip lines, music, arts, sports and more.
Camp Toccoa. Toccoa, Ga. Traditional camp where kids ages 6-17 can unplug and experience archery, canoeing, arts and crafts, team building, drama, sports and more.
Camp Westminster. Conyers, Ga. Weekly overnight and day sessions for ages 6-16; wake boarding, horseback riding, sports, crafts, outdoor skills and more.
Camp Woodmont. Lookout Mountain, Ga. High ropes, archery, climbing, horseback riding, crafts, games and more for campers ages 6-14 in a family atmosphere.
Creative Scholars Program at the University of Georgia. Athens, Ga. Two-week programs in virtual reality, entrepreneurship, creative writing, journalism and more for rising 8th-10th graders.
Deer Run Camps & Retreats. Thompson’s Station, Tenn. Overnight camps for grades 3-10 and Family camps for all ages. Lake activities, zip lines, climbing tower, paintball and more.
Forman Summer Program. Litchfield, Conn. A four-week program of strategies, skill building, and executive function growth for bright students in grades 7-11 who learn differently.
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta. Cobb, Meriwether and Floyd Counties, Ga. Girls ages 5-17 will explore art, ziplining, horseback riding and more outdoor adventures.
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Townsend, Tenn. An in-depth experiences for ages 4-17 that fosters an understanding of the Smoky Mountains and encourages environmental stewardship.
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. Young creatives ages 8-18 explore and refine skills in music, theater, dance, creative writing, visual arts and film.
Nike Sports Camps. Multiple locations. A variety of overnight camps in basketball, golf, lacrosse, running, softball, soccer and tennis.
Riverside Preparatory Academy. Gainesville, Ga. During Summer Leadership Academy at Riverside, rising 6th-12th grade boys experience adventure and camaraderie while developing leadership skills.
Riverview Camp for Girls. Mentone, Ala. Located atop Lookout Mountain; ages 6-16. Traditional program with more than 25 activities including horseback, gymnastics, canoeing and more.
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 learning and attention challenges.
St. Andrews-Sewanee. Sewanee, Tenn. Ages 11-14 will explore arts, computer technology, culinary, American Sign Language, karate, sports, farming, and more.
Summer Academy at UGA. Athens, Ga. Specialty camps include the arts, STEM, and College Prep. Day and overnight options available. 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.
The Webb School Summer Programs. Bell Buckle, Tenn. Traditional camp for rising 5th-8th grade with outdoor adventures, games, art, and STEM; sports and athletic camps.
WinShape Camps. North Ga. and N.C. Experience the summer of a lifetime! First-time campers get 50% discount. Created by the founder of Chick-fil-A. Ages 7-17.
Woodberry Compass. Woodberry Forest, Va. Middle school boys dive deep into new challenges through activities in adventure and intellect.
Woodberry Forest Summer Camps. Woodberry Forest, Va. Summer camps where boys ages 5-16 have fun and grow as young men, including sports, academics, father-son weekends and Compass.
YMCA Camp Ocoee. Lake Ocoee, Tenn. Traditional Wilderness program (ages 7-15) and Teen Leadership programs (ages 16-17), with rafting, climbing, mountain biking, campouts and more.
YMCA Camp Thunderbird. Lake Wylie, N.C. Activities for ages 7-16 include sailing, water skiing, fishing, archery, athletics, cheerleading, digital media, and more.
Special Needs Overnight Camps
SOAR Summer Adventures. N.C., Fla., Wy., Calif. and International. High-adventure summer camps for youth with attention issues.