Opportunities abound for academic enrichment, athletics, the arts, and transformative learning experiences through the Walker Summer Programs. We offer an extensive and diverse selection of enrichment opportunities for rising Pre-K to 12th grade students, and registration for the 2016 season of summer programs is now open!

We are excited to offer over 45 camps and classes this year! Summer Explorers, our traditional day camp for rising 1st-6th grade students, returns by popular demand and is sure to thrill campers with this year’s Decades theme. Other returning favorites include Fun and Games Camp, LS Cheer Camp, Kid Chess, and the Atlanta Braves Baseball Camp. New programs this year include Racquet Club, Broadway on 41, The Science of Cooking, Super Hero Camp, Harry Potter Camp, and Mad Science with Mrs. Morris. Click here for a copy of our 2016 Summer Programs schedule.

Specialty Camps - Atlanta Braves and Kid Chess

Atlanta Braves Baseball Camp

Join current Braves players, as well as alumni, for a weeklong baseball camp on Walker's campus. To register, please click here.

Kid Chess

Once again, The Walker School is proud to host Kid Chess camp for grades 1-8. KidChess registration can be found here.

Upper School Summer Academic and Enrichment Opportunities

The Walker School offers summer sessions for credit or enrichment to our Upper School students as well as to students from other public or independent schools. Whether you are interested in learning new material, strengthening current skills, or exploring new fields, we are pleased that you are considering our summer course offerings. Our summer students can expect individualized attention with smaller student teacher ratios, opportunities to delve deeply into their subjects, and hands-on learning experiences.

Our 2016 Upper School offerings include:

Credit Courses

Geometry Summer Course (1.0 Credit) - $2200
June 6 – July 22, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Instructor: Mrs. Erika Treu

This course is designed for rising 9th and 10th grade students who have successfully completed Algebra 1 and have a desire to take Honors Algebra II or Algebra II during the 2016-17 school year. Click here for complete details and registration options.

Experience Urban Atlanta 2016 (0.5 Elective Credit) - $1100
June 6 – 17, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Instructors:  Dr. Tina Davis, Dr. Greg Hite

This course is designed for rising 10th and 12th grade students who wish to earn a semester credit for a Social Studies elective by participating in this dynamic and enlightening two week course. Click here for complete details and registration options. 

Non-credit Workshops and Enrichment

Full descriptions and registration options for the following offerings can be found by clicking on the titles of each.

American Studies Summer Project 2016
Instructors:  Mrs. Kate McConnaughey, Mr. Steve Killian

The American Studies Summer Project provides an opportunity for rising seniors to demonstrate skill, expertise, and passion in the Humanities as preparation for similar activities in college.  Previous Walker students completing an American Studies project have obtained funding and departmental encouragement to pursue these same interests in undergraduate and graduate school.

Broadway on 41
Two weeks - July 11-15, July 18-22 
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Broadway on 41 is designed to give rising 6th – 12th grade students the opportunity to perform in a musical production. This summer all actors will audition and be cast in a production of Godspell Junior. The last evening of the session the cast will have a public performance of Godspell Junior and showcase all their hard work.

Unleash Your Inner Scientist
July 18 – 22, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Mrs. Emily Adams

Rising 8th – 9th grade students will work in collaborative groups designing and carrying out experiments, as well as interpreting data, proposing solutions to problems, and communicating their findings with each other.  This session will be a great jump start for your science classes in Upper School!

Write Well, Write Now 2016 (Walker Students Only)
July 11 – 15, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Mary Ann Stillerman

Write Well, Write Now is an academic writing workshop for rising 9th graders and 8th grade students who will be taking 9th-grade classes. Students will develop stronger thesis statements, incorporate and cite quotes and evidence, apply style guides, and strengthen writing mechanics.

Extended Hours Care

Early Bird Drop Off, Lunch Bunch, and ACE (After Camp Experience) are all staffed by Walker School employees. 

Early Bird Drop Off

Early drop off care is offered on a weekly basis and can be purchased as an add-on to any morning camp session for grades 1-8 offered from June 6 – July 29. Unless otherwise noted, the central location for Early Bird Drop-off will be Gatti Hall in the Lower School Building. Fun safe activities will be supervised, and students will be allowed to enjoy a morning snack brought from home. Children may arrive at 7:30 a.m. or later. Staff will accompany campers to their first camp or class. The weekly fee for Early Bird Drop Off is $35.

Lunch Bunch

A supervised lunch and recess is also offered on a weekly basis and can be purchased as an add-on to any morning or afternoon camp. Campers need to bring a bagged lunch from home. When registering for camp, two options will be offered for Lunch Bunch:

  • Lunch Bunch 1 – Students who are attending one camp session, either morning or afternoon, during the designated week can purchase Lunch Bunch 1 for $25.
  • Lunch Bunch 2 – Students who are attending a morning session and an afternoon session during the same week may select this option at no additional cost.
  • Movement and Mindfulness - For a fitness-minded alternative to Lunch Bunch, your child can enjoy an hour of yoga and meditation. Students will enjoy 30 minutes of kids' yoga and 10 minutes of quiet time before eating their lunch.

ACE (After Camp Experience)

Our After Camp Experience option for rising 1st - 8th grade students will be available to all of our afternoon and full day campers. After Camp Experience participants will be escorted to the Lower School Gatti Hall where they will sign in at 4 p.m. and participate in a variety of fun activities such as arts and crafts, supervised playground time, games, and more until 6 p.m. The weekly fee for the After Camp Experience is $50.

Camp Deadlines and Policies

Minimum Enrollment Deadline: Camps which have not met their minimum by May 14 will be canceled.

Registration Deadline:  With a few exceptions, most camps which attain minimum enrollment by May 14 will remain open until two weeks before the camp starts. A limited number of camps may close 3 weeks before the start date in order to allow for enough time for special supplies to be ordered. Check the registration website for details about individual camps. If you wish to register for a camp less than two weeks prior to the camp start, please contact the camp leader or Kathy Berry for further information.

Refund and Cancellation Policy:  The Walker School reserves the right to cancel any portion of  a summer program in case of unforeseen circumstances. Refunds will be issued. No refunds will be given for missed days during a session period. To meet planning needs, after the May 14 deadline, no refunds will be given for withdrawals from a camp or workshop unless there are documented extenuating circumstances. However, if your plans change, you may transfer your student from one camp to another up to two weeks prior to the first day of camp. Please contact Kathy Berry, Summer Programs Coordinator, with any schedule changes.

Extended Care/Drop In Policy: Early Bird Drop Off, Lunch Bunch, and After Camp Care are offered as additional options for one-week camp sessions and cannot accommodate single or drop-in days. It is best to register for Early Bird Drop Off or After Care when registering for camp as spaces often fill up.

Late Fee: A late fee of $1 per minute will be charged if parents do not arrive by the appointed pick-up time following any camp session.


Kathy Berry    
Technology Integration Specialist
Summer Programs Coordinator