Summer Camp

 
Nature-Based Summer Camp in Oakhurst / Decatur, GA (Just outside of Atlanta).
Registration is NOW OPEN for Summer Camp at OCP! The online application is available here.

Registration is NOW OPEN! The online application is available here.

PLEASE NOTE that the following camp sessions are FULL (updated 3/24/14):

Bumblebees – Weeks 3, 6, and 7

Dragonflies – Weeks 3, 5 and 6

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Looking for a fun, nature-based summer camp for your child? The summer camp program at Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool (in Decatur, GA) follows our school-year curriculum, with an emphasis on spending time outdoors and exploring nature. Each weekly session is designed around a theme. At camp, the children

  • Are given extended time each day for free, unstructured play outside in our play garden
  • Plant and help maintain and harvest our onsite garden plots
  • Explore nature in the classroom through a seasonal nature table and a discovery area
  • Work on projects that incorporate recycled and nature-sourced materials
  • Learn about and participate in recycling and composting

Our half-day program (9:00-12:45) is open to potty-trained children ages 3 to 6. A lead teacher and a teaching assistant guide each class; unlike our school-year program, parents are not in the classroom as parent teachers.

Classes

  • Fireflies (3-year-olds*): 3-day camp (Tu/W/Th)
  • Bumblebees (4-year-olds): 5-day camp
  • Dragonflies (5- and 6-year-olds): 5-day camp

* We regret that we no longer offer the Mayflies class (3-day camp for 4 year olds).

* Member children must be 3 as of September 1, 2013. Nonmember children must be 3 as of June 1, 2013.

Wait Lists
We have a wait list for the following classes/weeks:
  • Fireflies Week 3 (June 25-27)
  • Fireflies Week 4 (July 9-11)
  • Fireflies Week 6 (July 23-25)

Schedule

OCP’s summer camp runs for six weeks, with a break the week of July 1. Camp begins on June 10, 2013, and ends on July 26, 2013.

Families may register for individual weeks or all weeks.

Tuition

Members and alumni during member registration (March 4-17):

  • 3-day camp: $90/week
  • 5-day camp: $150/week

Nonmembers and members after member registration:

  • 3-day camp: $105/week
  • 5-day camp: $175/week

Enrolled siblings receive a 10 percent discount.

Policies

Financial Information: A $50 deposit for each week of camp is due when you register. This deposit reserves your child’s spot in summer camp. Payments may be made by check and mailed to Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool, Attn: Camp, P.O. Box 2583, Decatur, GA 30031-2583. Deposits are nonrefundable. The remaining balance is due by June 10, 2013.

Cancellation Policy: OCP reserves the right to cancel any camp week if minimum participation numbers are not met. Registrants will be notified of any cancellations no later than May 24, 2013. If OCP cancels any week of summer camp, all deposits for those weeks will be refunded.

Withdrawal Policy: We understand that sometimes it is necessary for a family to withdraw a child from a registered camp week for unforeseen circumstances. If you withdraw your child before two weeks (14 days) of the start of the camp week, your tuition, minus the deposit, will be fully refunded. If you withdraw your child within two weeks of camp, no refund will be given.

Registration Dates

Member registration period: February 3–28, 2014

Nonmember registration opens March 1, 2014

Camp Classes

Bumblebees (3- and 4-year-olds)*: 3-day camp (T/W/Th)

Dragonflies (5- and 6-year-olds): 5-day camp

* Member children must be 3 as of September 1, 2014. Nonmember children must be 3 as of June 1, 2014.

 Schedule

OCP’s summer camp runs for eight weeks, with no camp on July 4. Camp begins on June 9, 2014, and ends on August 1, 2014.

Families may register for individual weeks or all eight weeks.

Themes

Each lead teacher will prepare his or her own activities and lessons around the following weekly themes:

Week 1 (June 9-13)—The Living Rainforest: World of Wonder

Week 2 (June 16-20)—Encountering Our World: The Five Senses

Week 3 (June 23-27)—Young Scientists: Experiments & Exploration

Week 4 (June 30-July 3)—Head to Toe: Health & Fitness

Week 5 (July 7-11)—Farm to Table: All about Food

Week 6 (July 14-18)—Digging in the Dirt: Gardening & Insects

Week 7 (July 21-25)—Meet the Masters: Art & Artists

Week 8 (July 28-Aug 1)—Green Inventors: Reusing & Recycling Fun

Tuition

Members and alumni during member registration (by March 1st):

  • 3-day camp: $105/week
  • 5-day camp: $175/week ($140 for Week 4)

Nonmembers and members after March 1st:

  •  3-day camp: $120/week
  • 5-day camp: $200/week ($160 for Week 4)

Enrolled siblings receive a 10 percent discount.

Policies

Financial Information: A $50 deposit for each week of camp is due when you register. This deposit reserves your child’s spot in summer camp. Payments may be made by check and mailed to Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool, Attn: Camp, P.O. Box 2583, Decatur, GA 30031-2583. Deposits are nonrefundable. The remaining balance is due on June 9, 2014.

Cancellation Policy: OCP reserves the right to cancel any camp week if minimum participation numbers are not met. Registrants will be notified of any cancellations no later than May 23, 2014. If OCP cancels any week of summer camp, all deposits for those weeks will be refunded.

Withdrawal Policy: We understand that sometimes it is necessary for a family to withdraw a child from a registered camp week for unforeseen circumstances. If you withdraw your child before two weeks (14 days) of the start of the camp week, your tuition, minus the deposit, will be fully refunded. If you withdraw your child within two weeks of camp, no refund will be given.