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Summer Programs

Over 500 campers agree - Walker Summer Programs are the best way to spend your summer! We offer an extensive and diverse selection of academic, athletic, and artistic opportunities for 3-18 year olds in the metro Atlanta community, and registration for the 2019 season of summer programs is now open! This year's camps will run from June 3 through July 26. Campers can choose from over 40 morning, afternoon, or all day camps, which are held on our campus in Marietta, conveniently located minutes off of I-75.

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  • 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 rising grades 1-8 offered from June 3 – July 26. 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.


    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 & Policies

    Minimum Enrollment Deadline: Camps which have not met their minimum by May 1st will be canceled.

    Registration Deadline:  With a few exceptions, most camps which attain minimum enrollment by May 1 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 the Summer Programs Director 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 1 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 the Summer Programs Director 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.
  • Specialty Camps: Atlanta Braves, Kid Chess, Wealthy Habits and much more

    Abrakadoodle
    This year we are welcoming Abrakadoodle to our Summer Camps.  A longtime favorite during the school year has expanded their offerings into June and July.  Here is the registration site.

    Atlanta Braves Baseball Camp
    Join current Braves players, as well as alumni, for a week-long baseball camp on Walker's campus. Headfirst Camps is hosting their annual Atlanta Braves Baseball Camp on our campus July 8 - 12.  To register, please click here.

    Atlanta Falcons Youth Flag Football Camp

    The Atlanta Falcons Summer Camps offer young players the unique opportunity to learn new skills through the official Atlanta Falcons flag football curriculum and get closer to the team they love! This one-week experience offers four days of flag instruction and training unique to the Atlanta Falcons for players of all ability and a one-day visit to the brand-new Mercedes-Benz Stadium to meet an alumni Falcons player. Join us for nonstop flag football fun with an emphasis on teamwork, attitude, and healthy competition.
    Our Camps are designed for boys and girls ages 5-13. Players are grouped on teams that teach age appropriate skills and offer the right level of competition.

    Camp Highlights ($495):
    • Four days of flag football instruction and competition in our Atlanta Falcons developed curriculum. Each camp day is from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
    • Day-long visit to the new, state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
    • Meet & Greet with an alumni Atlanta Falcons player
    • Unique Atlanta Falcons flag football gear
    • Two (2) Atlanta Falcons game day tickets to a select Falcons home game per camper*
    • Extended day options available (please see below)
    *Please note: the Atlanta Falcons game date has not yet been finalized. All enrolled campers will be notified when this date has been selected. These tickets are non-transferable for another game day, have no cash value, are not valid on previously purchased tickets, and are not good in conjunction with any other promotional offer.

     
    Broadway Dream Foundation
    The Weeklong Intensive is the trademark Broadway Dreams initiative — a program of strenuous professional training, with sessions in major metropolitan areas. Throughout the week, the international student pool employs the classroom to prepare for a formal showcase in which they perform alongside celebrated talents for an exclusive audience of industry professionals. Intensives are available in Acting for Stage and Film or Musical Theatre, with a focus on acting, vocal performance, and dance.

    In addition to technical skills training with Broadway’s finest, students are empowered with leadership and teamwork building skills that are applicable to a life in and outside of the performing arts, and their respective confidence levels are enhanced by a strong sense of community — the impact of which extends far beyond the week.  Here is their registration.

    CourtCamp
    CourtCamp believes that skills are learned and refined by actually doing them.  Soccer skills are learned by playing soccer, not by reading about soccer.  CourtCamp provides a relaxed yet challenging environment in which to develop real-life skills.
     
    CourtCamp examines basic legal concepts, legal terminology, the American court system, and much more while focusing on a fictional case.  Using the facts of that fictional case, CourtCampers prepare for a mock trial to be held on the last day of CourtCamp.  While preparing opening statements, direct examinations, cross examinations, and closings, CourtCampers are really honing their critical thinking, logical reasoning, public speaking, and professional polish.
     
    Registration for CourtCamp can be found here.
     
    Kid Chess
    Once again, The Walker School is proud to host Kid Chess camp for grades 1-8 during the week of July 15 - 19.  KidChess registration can be found here.

    Play Well LEGO Camps

    Theme: Adventures in STEM using LEGO® Materials
    Description: Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as: Trains, Helicopters, Treehouses, and Beam Bridges. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.
    Date: 6/17/19 - 6/21/19
    Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    Ages: 5 to 7
    Min/Max: 11 / 24
    Price to the parent (per course/camper):  $165.00

    Theme: STEM Explorations using LEGO® Materials
    Description: Level up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: Gear Cars, Gondolas, Merry-Go-Rounds, and Scissor Lifts. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.
    Date: 6/17/19 - 6/21/19
    Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Ages: 8 to 11
    Min/Max: 11 / 24
    Price to the parent (per course/camper):  $165.00
    Registration link: https://play-well-registration.com/registration/new/78488

    Theme: STEM + Jedi w/ LEGO® Materials: FULL DAY
    Description: Prepare for a full-day LEGO® camp packed with hands-on and minds-on STEM fun! Build projects inspired by cool machines close to home such as Trains, Helicopters, Treehouses, and Beam Bridges. Then build XWings, Energy Catapults, and Defense Turrets from a galaxy far, far away! Learn about BOTH kinds of The Force in this new full-day themed engineering camp for LEGO® fanatics!
    Date: 7/15/19 - 7/19/19
    Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Ages: 6 to 11
    Min/Max: 11 / 24
    Price to the parent (per course/camper):  $315.00


    Wealthy Habits
    This year Walker is pleased to host a series of financial literacy camps administered by the Rosen Family Foundation. Wealthy Habits camp registration can be found on this site.

     

     
  • Primary School (3 - 6 years)

    Join our faculty for fun in the Primary School this summer! Children ages 3-6 years-old may enroll and non-Walker students are welcome to attend. 
    Click here for more information!
  • Lower School (1st - 5th)

    Summer Explorers, our traditional day camp for rising 1st-5th grade students, returns by popular demand and is sure to thrill campers with this year’s field trip adventures and weekly trips to a local aquatic center.

    Other highlights of our Lower School offerings include Fun and Games Camp, LS Cheer Camp, Quidditch Camp, Clay Arts Camp, Broadway on 41 Camp, and more!
  • Middle School (6th - 8th)

    Highlights of our nine Middle School offerings include Experimental Art, Introduction to Drafting & Technical Drawing, Acting for Musical Theater, Study Skills, various sport camps, and more!
  • Upper School (9th - 12th)

    The Walker School often 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.

    Offerings this summer include Evolutionary Medicine, Intro to AP Geography, Intro to Drafting & Technical Drawing, and more!
     
     
  • Main Campus

    700 Cobb Parkway North
    Marietta, GA 30062
    770.427.2689
  • Primary School

    830 Damar Road
    Marietta, GA 30062
    770.427.2689
The Walker School is a private, co-ed day school offering opportunities in academics, arts, and athletics for preschool, elementary, middle, and high school students in Metro Atlanta.