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Spring Break Camp

In-person April 5–9, 2021

Explore the outdoors and the incredible ways people—both past and present—connect and work with the natural world with Fernbank’s in-person Spring Break Camp. Alongside Fernbank educators, campers ages 5-10 will discover the incredible world of flowers and pollinators, become eco-engineers, and travel back in time to ancient Mesoamerica.

Camps include games, activities, and crafts centered around each days’ theme and may include:

  • Flowers Day: Learn how flowers are essential to the plant life cycle and ecosystems. Activities may include a stroll through Fernbank Forest to see the beautiful spring ephemerals, experimenting with chromatography to make colorful bouquets, and becoming bees with a pollinator frenzy game.
  • Eco-Engineering Day: Explore many different sides of engineering, from the skills of dam-building beavers to modern technology working to reduce waste. Activities may include testing shapes and structures to determine which are strongest, building edible beaver dams, and creating robots from recycled materials.
  • Ancient Mesoamerica Day: Step back to the time of the Mayan and Aztec empires to see how people lived, played, and interacted with the natural world. Activities may include uncovering artifacts in miniature archaeological digs, playing ancient games and sports, and visiting our exciting special exhibit, Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed.

Activities are subject to change without notice.

COVID-19 Procedures: To keep guests and campers safe, Spring Break Camp sessions will include the following policies and protocols.

  • Mandatory Face Coverings: Parents must provide campers with facemasks which will be worn at all times except when consuming food or beverages.
  • Frequent Hand-Washing Breaks: In addition to hand-washing after each activity and bathroom break, parents must provide campers with a personal hand sanitizer. A shared, touchless hand sanitizer station will also be available in the room.
  • Limited Capacity: Camp sessions will have a maximum of 16 campers with 2 instructors.
  • Physical Distancing: Each camper will sit at one end of a 6ft table in a large, ventilated room. Siblings or quarantine “pods” may sit together. Separate rooms will be used for Pre-Care and After-Care. Outdoor spaces will be used for several activities daily (weather permitting). Snacks and lunch will be consumed with additional distance between campers and may be eaten outside when weather permits.
  • Individual Supplies: Campers will have their own tub of activity and craft supplies for the entire session with no sharing.
  • Health Screenings: Staff will take the temperatures of every camper and staff member at check-in. Any camper with a fever above 99.4 will not be permitted to attend camp. Any camper that appears unwell will also not be admitted to camp. If a child has been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, parents must inform Fernbank, and the camper will not be permitted to attend camp. If any child expresses or exhibits symptoms of illness, they will be immediately isolated and parents contacted for pickup. If any camper tests positive for COVID-19, all campers will be sent home and camp closed.
  • Regular Cleanings: Areas of heavy contact (tables, doorknobs, etc.) will be disinfected after each activity.

Learn more about what we are taking to keep guests and staff safe.

Register Today! Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and space sells out quickly. Ages 5-10 only.

Cost: $300 for members; $350 for non-members.

Hours: Fernbank’s Spring Break Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm.

Pre-Care: Pre-Care is available from 8:15am to 9am and costs $5 per day or $20 for the week. Only full-week Pre-Care registration is available online. Single-day Pre-Care registration will be available on-site during camp.

After-Care: After-Care is available from 4pm to 5:30pm and costs $10 per day or $40 for the week. Only full-week After-Care registration is available online. Single-day After-Care registration will be available on-site during camp.

Cancellation Policy: After March 26, 2021, no refunds will be issued. A $50 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged for all cancellations.

If minimum enrollment is not met, we reserve the right to cancel a camp session and issue a full refund.

We continue to monitor COVID reports, CDC recommendations, and local regulations and we reserve the right to transition to virtual camp, with advance notice, if necessary.

Contact the Education Department at or 404.929.6327 for more information. 

Under Georgia law, there is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering Fernbank's premises. If such an injury or death results from the inherent risks of contracting COVID-19. You are assuming this risk by entering the premises.