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2022 Summer Camp 

Explore a world of science and nature with Fernbank’s summer day camps for ages 5-13. Your camper will discover how the brain links our bodies to our senses, raise caterpillars, and dig into the past and explore dinosaurs with this camp. Alongside Fernbank educators, campers will perform experiments, play games, and more.

Registration Dates:Registration opens Monday, February 7 at 10AM for members and Monday, February 14 at 10AM for non-members.

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

Hours: Fernbank’s Summer Camp runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Pre-Care: Pre-Care is available from 8:15 am to 9:00am 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 4:00pm 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 and Refund Policy: After May 27, 2022, 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.

Refunds will not be given for campers who miss camp days due to illness, including COVID.

Camper Age Groups: For legal reasons, all campers must be at least 5 years of age to attend Fernbank Summer Camp.  Day Camp groups are divided into grades K-2 and grades 3-5. Ranger Camp is grouped as grades 5-6.

COVID Protocols: Please see the following document for our Camp COVID protocols.

Day Camp (Rising K-5th Grade)

(K-2nd Grade Spaces are SOLD OUT)

Camps include games, activities, and crafts centered around the theme of each day. Summer 2022 day camp themes for Grades K-5 may include: 

  • Anatomy Day: Campers will explore form and function by linking anatomy to the senses. Activities may include meeting members of Fernbank’s live animal collection, activities exploring senses, making life-sized models and touching a real brain.
  • Bugs, Butterflies, and Insects Day: Campers will learn about some of the world's smallest creatures: bugs, butterflies, and insects. Activities may include raising caterpillars, exploring Fernbank’s outdoor spaces for insects, and even trying roasted crickets.
  • Paleontology Day: Campers will discover Paleontology. Activities may include digging for fossils and exploring the family of Tyrannosaurus.

Specific activities are subject to change without notice.

Dates: Themes repeat weekly between June 6 and July 29, so select the week that best meets your summer needs.

Note: This is no day camp the week of June 26 – July 1.

Ranger Camp (Rising 5th-6th Grade)

Campers will develop their skills as a naturalist with Ranger Camp. With Fernbank’s 65-acre old-growth forest as their guide, campers will discover the geology, biodiversity, and incredible ecology of the piedmont. Activities take place primarily in Fernbank’s outdoor areas.

Dates: June 26 – July 1


To register, please use the following link to create an account.

If you already have an account, please use the following link to login.

Contact the Education Department at or 404.929.6342 for more information.