Registration for Summer Camp 2023 is now closed
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
Summer Camp Details
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.
Member children must be 3 years old as of September 1, 2023 and up to six years old (year after kindergarten/rising first-graders).
Nonmember children must be 3 as on June 1, 2023.
Member and alumni registration: February 20, 2023-March 5, 2023
Nonmember registration opens: March 6, 2023-May 28, 2023
Bumblebees (3- and 4-year-olds)*: 5-day camp (M-F)
The Bumblebees class is open to 12 students per week.
Dragonflies (4-, 5- and 6-year- olds): 5-day camp (M-F)
The Dragonflies class is open to 14 students.
*Member children must be 3 as of September 1, 2023.
Nonmember children must be 3 as of June 1, 2023.
OCP’s summer camp runs for eight weeks. Camp begins on June 5, 2023,
and ends on July 28, 2023.
Families may register for individual weeks or all eight weeks.
Weeks 1-4 & 6-8: $235 per week
Week 5: $141 (no camp July 3 and 4)
A $50 deposit for each week of camp is due when you register. This deposit reserves your child’s spot in summer camp. Deposits are nonrefundable. The remaining balance is due by May 29, 2023. Payments can be made by credit card via Square: Scroll down and click on the Summer Camp Deposit link and enter the number of weeks for which you are applying in the quantity box. Credit card fees apply.
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.
Caregiver Vaccine Policy
OCP Summer Camp will be a continuation of the successful school year we have experienced. Our Summer Camp Handbook will reflect the latest COVID precautions that will be going into effect for the OCP 2023-2024 school year. All staff are required to be fully vaccinated (including an up-to-date booster).
During high levels of community transmission for Dekalb County as identified by the CDC, all children, staff, and caregivers must wear masks while inside the building. While outside, masking will be optional for children, staff, and parents, regardless of county transmission levels. When required, children must have a well-fitting, child sized mask at school. Children will also be asked to bring their own snacks and lunch every day. Our complete COVID policy will be in the Summer Camp Handbook provided before camp starts.
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 19, 2023. If OCP cancels any week of summer camp, all deposits for those weeks will be refunded.
- Week 1 (June 5-9): All about Art
- Week 2 (June 12-16): Science & Engineering: Imagine it and Build it!
- Week 3 (June 19-23): Outer Space: Into the Great Unknown
- Week 4 (June 26-30): Prehistoric Discovery: Archaeology, Geology, and Dinosaurs!
- Week 5 (July 5-7; no camp July 3 or 4): Travel & Global Adventure
- Week 6 (July 10-14): Going Camping: Exploring the Great Outdoors
- Week 7 (July 17-21): All about Music
- Week 8 (July 24-28): Going Green: Exploring the Great Outdoors and Taking Care of Nature
Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool creates a nurturing community that gives children and their families the opportunity to learn, communicate, play and grow together. In this positive, family-centered educational environment, we strive to develop each child's curiosity, empathy, confidence, self-discipline, and enthusiasm for learning.
By encouraging children to be active and creative explorers of art, music, literature, nature, and the community, we provide a foundation for acquiring the skills children need to succeed both now and in the future. We model sustainable practices through our curriculum, daily operations, and community events.