2018 Ultimate Guide to Overnight Summer Camps in Georgia, the Southeast, and Beyond
Find the perfect overnight summer camp for your child with our guide to those in metro Atlanta, Georgia, the Southeast, and beyond. The right overnight summer camp can be close to home in Georgia or an adventure across the country.
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[Featured Overnight Camps]
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.
By attending Deer Run Overnight or Family Camps, campers develop in their faith, experience great adventures and form strong bonds with peers. Everyday distractions, stresses and technology are removed, so campers can connect with others.
Activities such as archery, mountain biking, horseback riding, high ropes and more are a staple in the daily activities at Camp Ocoee. Kids enjoy water sports on Lake Ocoee including canoeing, water skiing and stand up paddleboards.
For over 100 years, Y Camp Greenville’s “magic on the mountain” has provided a lifetime of memories for 5-18-year-old boys and girls in a unique mountain-top setting. Our overnight adventure camp offers a well-balanced schedule of activities to suit the interests of any camper.
Platform tents, outdoor adventure, traditional camping, fun and friendship! For nearly 100 years, Camp Juliette Low (CJL) has been providing girls with outdoor experiences that foster self-confidence, independence, teamwork, and leadership.
Unlike a traditional summer camp, SOAR exclusively serves youth and young adults with learning and attention challenges. All of SOAR’s camps are outdoor-adventure based where campers experience a variety of activities such as surfing, lama trekking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding and canoeing.
Is your daughter horse crazy? At Valley View Ranch girls get their own horse to care for and ride the entire time they are at camp. This includes grooming, tacking and cleaning the horse stable.
Imagine a camp that is also a private, interactive zoo with over 300 animals, where you can adopt and care for your favorite animal for a week. Lemurs, foxes, porcupines, llamas and miniature horses are just a few of those adoptable animals!
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 Chandler-YMCA. Montgomery. Water skiing, horseback riding, swimming, archery, sports and more.
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.
Camp Laney for Boys. Mentone. Ropes course, horseback riding, canoeing, riflery, archery, tennis, mountain biking and team sports.
Camp Skyline. Mentone. Girls, ages 6-16. Campers select six from more than 20 different activities.
Camp Winnataska. Pell City. Sailing, kayaking, paintball courses, arts and crafts, archery, the blob, riflery, ropes courses and so much more.
Chef Tech Academy. Auburn. Nutrition, exercise, food safety, math and science in cooking, kitchen skills and effective written and verbal communication skills.
Extreme Military Challenge. Providing thousands of teenagers the opportunity to experience the military lifestyle through realistic and challenging programs.
Lookout Mountain Camp for Boys. Mentone. Traditional camp with activities such as: water sports, fly fishing, canoeing, zip line, archery.
Lyman Ward Summer School Program. Camp Hill. Adventure Camp includes rafting, caving, repelling, swimming, hiking and more.
Space Camp. Huntsville. Way beyond fun at Space Camp, Aviation Challenge and Robotics Camp.
Florida Overnight Camps
Florida Film Academy. Orlando, Tampa, St. Augustine. Beginner to Advanced Filmmaking, Photography, Journalism & more.
Camp Dovewood. O’Brien. Christian based, horse-focused, English, Western and dressage riding, overnight trips, swimming, dance and more than 24 activities.
Camp Kulaqua. High Springs. Bible adventure, archery, canoeing, gymnastics, horsemanship, go-carts and zoo management.
Camp Warrior. Monticello. Traditional camp with scuba, ATV, high-ropes, riding, extreme skateboarding, wakeboarding and more.
Camp Winona-YMCA. Deleon Springs. Traditional camp with archery, canoeing, ropes course, sailing, paintball and more.
Circle “F” Dude Ranch Camp. Lake Wales. Horseback riding, sailing, paintball, waterfront double zip line with rock climbing wall and more.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Summer Camps. Daytona Beach. Students explore areas of flight, space, engineering, cyber security, and radar through hands-on sessions.
Everglades Youth Conservation Camp. West Palm Beach. Outdoor skills, ecology, wildlife encounters, fishing, archery, mud hikes, canoeing and more.
Florida Prep Academy. Melbourne. Students engage in a fun and challenging schedule of academics and activities.
IMG Academies. Bradenton. Instructional programs offered in tennis, golf, soccer, baseball, basketball, hockey and performance training.
National Flight Academy. Pensacola. Immersive, educational environment inspiring students to take an interest in an aviation-themed adventure aboard a simulated land-locked aircraft carrier.
Seacamp. Big Pine Key. Marine science, scuba, sailing, wind surfing and more.
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.
Wellspring Florida. Melbourne. Fun, scientific weight loss camps for teens.
Georgia Overnight Camps
Athens “Y” Camp for Boys/Camp Chattooga for Girls. Tallulah Falls. All sports, zip line, lake activities and more.
Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education. Atlanta. Intensive resident courses available to intermediate and advance students in ballet, jazz, modern and contemporary.
Atlanta Track Club. Rome. Co-ed camp for runners, grades 7-12. Meet Olympian Amy Begley, take your training to the next level and explore the trails of scenic Berry College.
Atlanta Workshop Players Summer Performing Arts Camp. Oglethorpe University. Make movies, earn IMDB credits and perform in live variety show.
Camp All American. Camp All-American is the premier camp in North Atlanta for ages 5-14.
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 Cherokee.White. Christian camp on Lake Allatoona with canoeing, arts and crafts, Bible study, white water rafting and more.
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. 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!
Center for Global Youth Leadership and Social Entrepreneurial Studies. Atlanta. Brandon Hall School offers boarding summer programs featuring Global Youth Leadership in Action, Earth Science Field Studies, and ELL Global Village.
Cohutta Springs Youth Camp. Crandall. Archery, basketball, biking, canoeing, creative arts, drama, golf, gymnastics, horsemanship, nature, rock climbing, sports, videography, water sports.
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.
ID Tech Camps. Emory University. Build apps, design video games, build websites, robots, print 3D models 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.
Linda’s Riding School. Conyers. Each camper has their own horse for the entire session, covered arena, trails and lessons daily.
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. Share athletics, arts and outdoor activities, as well as communal worship and individual free time.
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.
Valley View Ranch Equestrian Camp. Cloudland. 600 acres, English and Western, vaulting, barrels and ten miles of trails.
Wake Lanier. Provides wakeboard lessons and wakesurf lessons to riders of all ages and skill levels.
WinShape Camps. Cleveland, Cohutta Springs, Mt. Berry, 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.
Atlanta Resident Camp. Lake Allatoona. Canoeing, team building and hiking and environmental education through the City of Atlanta.
Calvin Center. Hampton. Christian camping since 1960. Residential camping, adventure and horse camps.
Camp Barney Medintz. Cleveland. Co-ed, ages 8-16. Two- and four-week sessions. Aquatics, horseback, sports, high adventure, creative and performing arts and more. Jewish values. 678-812-3844.
Camp Kaleo. A christian adventure camp in a rustic setting.
Camp New Dawn. Chickamauga. Traditional camp activities such as crafts, photography, swimming, sports and animal care. Adventure outdoor camp, civil war camp and multi-sports camp available.
Camp Strong4Life. Winder. Zip lining, rock climbing, cooking challenges, boating and fun.
Camp Westminster. Conyers. Wakeboarding, horseback riding, climbing tower, paintball, sports, crafts, outdoor skills and more.
Darlington Summer Camps. Rome. Specialty Sports Camps include soccer, tennis, lacrosse, fencing and more.
Emagination Computer Camp. Atlanta. Video game design, web design, 3-D animation. Build robots and RC Cars.
Encore Music Camps. Morrow and Milledgeville. A musical experience with rehearsals and master classes, with a blend of recreational activities.
Joe Machnik No.1 Goalkeeper Camp & Striker Camp. Rome. Nationwide soccer camp with over 35 years of experience.
National Computer Camps. Atlanta-Oglethorpe. Video game design, computer programming, networking, web design, software applications, minecraft and modding.
Savannah College of Art & Design. Atlanta, Savannah and Hong Kong. Explore new avenues of artistic expression and inspire your imagination at the university for creative careers.
Summer Institute for the Gifted. Emory University. Programs for gifted, creative and academically talented youth.
Mississippi Overnight Camps
Camp Stanislaus. Bay St. Louis. Multi-week sessions available. Traditional camp that provides a non-competitive environment.
North Carolina Overnight Camps
App Development Camp. Asheville. Make Apps for the iPhone, iPad, and even AppleTV.
Camp Cedar Cliff. Asheville. Christ-centered camp with traditional summer camp activities.
Camp Kanuga. Hendersonville. Expedition and Christian Leadership development programs available. ACA accredited for over 40 years.
Camp Merri-Mac for Girls. Black Mountain. Sister camp to Camp Timberlake. Riding, diving, gymnastics, climbing, kayaking, tennis, dance and more.
Camp Tekoa. Hendersonville. Packed full of high energy activities including boating, swimming, zip lines, the mud pit, slip n’ slide, s’mores and more.
Camp Timberlake for Boys. Black Mountain. Backpacking, riflery, swimming, canoeing, wrestling, riding, paintball, fencing, ropes course 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.
Blue Star Camps. Hendersonville. Three-, four- and seven-week sessions. Jewish values.
Camp Cheerio-YMCA. Glade Valley. Two programs: traditional overnight camp and adventure tripping program.
Camp Greystone. Tuxedo. More than 80 activities, Christ-centered.
Camp Hanes. Sauratown Mountain. Canoeing, hiking, rappelling, arts and crafts, sports and more.
Camp High Rocks. Cedar Mountain. Traditional camp focusing on adventure in a non-competitive atmosphere.
Camp Highlander. Mills River. Traditional in-camp activities and challenging off-camp excursions.
Camp Hollymont for Girls. Asheville. Recreational adventure and program activities.
Camp Kanata-YMCA. Wake Forest. Traditional YMCA camp setting. Activities include archery, hiking, creative arts and water activities.
Camp Lurecrest. Lake Lure. Lake tubing, canoeing, high ropes activities, swimming, fishing, paintball and more.
Camp Mondamin for Boys/Green Cove for Girls. Tuxedo. Rock-climbing, whitewater canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, horseback, swimming, sailing, tennis, wilderness trips and more.
Camp Pinewood. Hendersonville. Offers more than 28 different sports and activities. Extensive waterfront program.
Camp Ridgecrest for Boys and Camp Crestridge for Girls. Ridgecrest. Traditional camp activities, archery, riflery, horseback riding, sports and more.
Camp Rockmont for Boys. Black Mountain. Variety of recreational adventures and program activities.
Camp Sea Gull for Boys/Seafarer for Girls-YMCA. Arapahoe. Ages 7-16. Two- and four-week sessions. Seamanship programs for all skill levels. ACA and US Sailing Accredited. Sea Gull: 252-249-1111; Seafarer: 252-249-1212.
Camp Wayfarer. Flat Rock. Outdoor sports, arts, water sports, outdoor adventures and Christian life.
Camp Weaver-YMCA. Greensboro. Horseback riding, skateboard park, canoeing, iceberg, the blob, hiking, crafts and more.
Eagle’s Nest Camp. Pisgah Forest. Co-ed, ages 6-17. One-, two- and three-week sessions. Activities include: art, music, drama, whitewater paddling, rock climbing, wilderness activities, horseback riding, athletics and swimming. 828-877-4349.
Falling Creek Camp. Tuxedo. Boys, ages 6-16. One- to four-week sessions. Canoeing, rock climbing, tennis, horseback riding and more. 828-692-0262.
Green River Preserve. Cedar Mountain. Non-competitive, co-ed summer camp connecting children to nature.
Gwynn Valley Camp. Brevard. A traditional farm and wilderness camp with horseback riding, rock climbing and more.
Pepperland Music Camp. Murphy. Bands, private lessons and jamming, bonfires, swimming and open mic nights.
Rockbrook Camp for Girls. Brevard. Traditional camp offering horseback riding, adventure, crafts and more.
The Vineyard. Westfield. Co-ed, ages 6-16. One-week sessions. Multi-week available. Christian sports camp with 40 activities including body building, lacrosse, golf and crafts. 336-351-2070.
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.
Camden Military Adventure Camp. Camden. Boys, rising grades 9-12. Three-week session. Academic classes for high school credit and adventure camp fun. 800-948-6291.
Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute. Five South Carolina locations. Six camps including traditional, marine science, wildlife, adventure expeditions and excursions and technology.
International Junior Golf Academy. Hilton Head Island. Daily instruction with PGA professionals, which includes full swing, chipping, putting, sand play, mental training and video analysis.
Tennessee Overnight Camps
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.
Baylor Summers. Chattanooga. Residential camps specializing in sports, boarding school, outdoors, reading/ writing and business.
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.
McCallie Sports Camp. Chattanooga. Boys play in team and individual sports daily. Excursions include paintball, rafting and Atlanta Braves baseball.
Ninja Fest Summer Gymnastics Camp. Crossville. Gymnasts of all ages learn skills with training balanced by lake activities, ropes courses, and other camp activities.
Camp Widjiwagan. Antioch. Overnight and Equestrian Camps are the heart and soul of the summer camp experience.
Doe River Gorge. Hampton. Adventure, worship and Bible teaching.
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Townsend. Summer youth adventures create space for discovery, personal development and opportunities to unplug and explore.
Smoky Mountain Adventure Camp. Cosby. Activities include: rock-climbing, rappelling, tubing, hiking, back-packing, and more.
Beyond the South Overnight Camps
Acadia Institute of Oceanography. Seal Harbor, ME. 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.
Camp Atwater. North Brookfield, Mass. Afro-centric setting focusing on leadership development, recreation, education and culture.
Camp Awosting for Boys/Camp Chinqueka for Girls. Litchfield, Conn. Traditional camp with activities such as: go-karts, mini-bikes, river tubing, waterskiing, arts & crafts, archery, fencing, climbing tower and zip line.
Camp Carysbrook. Riner, VA. Traditional camp with individual instruction in 18 activities.
Camp Cayuga. Honesdale, PA. More than 60 activities including horseback riding, flying trapeze, circus and more.
Camp Cody. Freedom, NH. Traditional New England camp experience offering sports, arts, swimming, boating, trips and more.
Camp Friendship. Palmyra, VA. Traditional program with over 40 elective activities such as: equestrian, tennis and gymnastic programs.
Camp Horizons. Harrisonburg, VA. Traditional and adventure programs including outdoors, visual arts, horses, sports, aquatics and performing arts.
Camp Jump Start. Imperial, MO. Traditional camp specializing in weight loss for kids.
Camp Mah-Kee-Nac. Lenox, Mass. Wide variety of both sporting and traditional camp activities.
Camp Nicolet. Eagle River, WI. Make new friends, challenge yourself with out-of-camp trips, and have a blast participating in your choice of activities, including waterskiing, horseback riding, drama, and more.
Camp O-AT-KA. Sebago, ME. Boys, ages 8-16. One- and two-week sessions. Water sports, land sports, outdoor skills and adventure, arts, music and drama. 207-787-3401.
Camp Ozark. Mount Ida, AK. Christian sports and adventure camps. Over 120 activities.
Camp Piomingo-YMCA. Brandenburg, KY. Traditional, equestrian and adventure activities include swimming, climbing, archery and more.
Camp Regis-Applejack. Paul Smiths, NY. More than 50 activities. Teen adventure camp, ages 13-16.
Camp Rim Rock. Yellow Spring, WV. Horseback riding, performing arts, fine arts & crafts, sports, aquatics. Specialty camps in riding.
Camp Silver Beach-YMCA. Jamesville, VA. Traditional camp with nature trails, challenge courses, rifle range, swimming, sailing, water skiing and zipline.
Camp Tall Timbers. High View, WV. Horseback riding, tennis, challenge course, Top 50 summer camp in US.
Camp Waukeela. Eaton, NH. Over 30 activities in performing arts, creative arts, land sports, water sports and outdoor adventure.
Cheley Colorado Camp. Estes Park, CO. Day hikes, horseback riding, rafting, crafts, mountain biking, and more.
Cheshire Academy Summer Program. Cheshire, Conn. Academic work with a variety of enrichment and athletic activities.
Concordia Language Villages. Bemidji, Minn. Language and cultural immersion camps. Available in 15 languages.
Discover Spanish Life. Spain. Young travelers will broaden their horizons, grow in self-confidence and gain experiences in Spain this summer!
French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts. Hancock, N.Y. Over 95 program activities including dance, theater, music, and more.
Kamp Kohut. Oxford, ME. Waterfront, land sports, drama and more.
WeHakee Camp for Girls. Winter, Wis. Girls, ages 7-17. Two-week sessions. Grow and have fun while building confidence, character and lifelong relationships. Nearly 40 camp activities. 800-582-2267.
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. North Carolina, Florida, Wyoming, California 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!